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Author Simpson, Paul, 1959-

Title Language through literature : an introduction / Paul Simpson.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  420.7 SIMP    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Interface series.
Interface (London, England)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: studying language and literature --2. From shapes to words: exploring graphology and morphology in poetry -- 3. Words and meanings: an introduction to lexical semantics -- 4. Exploring narrative style: patterns of cohesion in a short story -- 5. Dialogue and drama: an introduction to discourse analysis.
Summary Paul Simpson provides a concise introduction to English language through the medium of English literature. Through the use of examples from poetry, prose and drama, this book offers a lively and accessible guide to important concepts and techniques in English language study. Each chapter develops a particular topic in language through a series of practical tasks; provides points for further discussion; includes project work for use individually, or as part of a group; and contains suggestions for follow-up activities. Students will find the author's selection and presentation of topics helpful, as he progressively widens the scope of topics from single words to the structure of whole conversations. By developing practical activities designed for the study of English language, this book goes way beyond pure linguistic description, and will be an invaluable aid for the beginner student of the English language.
This book also contains a glossary of technical terms and a special Teachers' appendix which offers advice on the design and implementation of workshop activities on language.
Subject English language -- Study and teaching.
English literature -- Study and teaching.
ISBN 0415149649 (paperback)
0415149630 (hardcover)