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The Routledge Companion to English Studies

Edited by: Constant Leung , Brian V. Street

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415676182
eBook ISBN: 9781315852515
Adobe ISBN: 9781317918929

10.4324/9781315852515
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Book description

English is now a global phenomenon no longer defined by fixed territorial, cultural and social functions. The Routledge Companion to English Studies provides an authoritative overview of the subject area. Taking into account the changing conceptualisations of English, this Companion considers both historical trajectories and contemporary perspectives whilst also showcasing the state-of-the-art contributions made by the established scholars of the field.

The Routledge Companion to English Studies:

  • provides a set of broad perspectives on English as a subject of study and research  
  • highlights the importance of the link between English and other languages within the concepts of multilingualism and polylingualism 
  • investigates the use of language in communication through the medium of digital technology covering key issues such as Digital Literacies, Multimodal Literacies and Games and Broadcast Language 
  • explores the role of English in education taking account of social, ethnographic and global perspectives on pedagogical issues.

This collection of thirty-four newly commissioned articles provides a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the dynamic and diverse field of English Studies and will be an invaluable text for advanced students and researchers in this area.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  English as a subject Download PDF
Chapter  2:  English and Literacy in Education: National Policies Download PDF
Chapter  3:  World Englishes Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Literary Criticism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Polylingualism and Languaging Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Multilingualism and Language Education Download PDF
Chapter  7:  English as an International Language/English as a Lingua Franca in Postcolonial and Neomillennial Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Systemic Functional Linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sociolinguistics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Linguistic Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Semiotics Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Pragmatics Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Interactional Sociolinguistics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Semantics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Formal Syntax Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Phonetics and Phonology Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Corpus Linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Conversation Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Communicative Repertoire Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Critical Discourse Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Critical Applied Linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Narrative as Cultural Practice Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Language and Identities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Academic Literacies Download PDF
Chapter  25:  US First-Year Composition and Writing in the Disciplines Download PDF
Chapter  26:  English for Academic Purposes Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Writing in the Disciplines/Writing Across the Curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Literacy Education: “About Being in the World” Download PDF
Chapter  29:  New Literacy Studies Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Englishes and Digital Literacy Practices Download PDF
Chapter  31:  English Studies Through a New Literacy Studies-Multimodal Lens Download PDF
Chapter  32:  New Technologies for English Language Learning and Teaching Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Games and Broadcast Language Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Language of Advertising Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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