Critical Reading And Writing In The Digital Age: An Introductory Coursebook by Andrew GoatlyCritical Reading And Writing In The Digital Age: An Introductory Coursebook by Andrew Goatly

Critical Reading And Writing In The Digital Age: An Introductory Coursebook

byAndrew Goatly, Preet HiradharEditorAndrew Goatly

Paperback | March 22, 2016

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Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Ageis a fully introductory, interactive textbook that explores the power relations at work in and behind the texts we encounter in our everyday lives. Using examples from numerous genres - such as fiction, poetry, advertisements and newspapers - this textbook examines the language choices a writer must make in structuring texts, representing the world and positioning the reader. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics,Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Ageoffers guidance on how to read texts critically and how to develop effective writing skills.

Extensively updated, key features of the second edition include:

  • a radically revised and repackaged section that highlights the theme of discourses of power and authority and the new possibilities for resisting them;
  • a revamped analysis of the art of communication which has changed due to the advent of new media including Facebook and Wikipedia;
  • fresh examples, exercises and case studies including fan fiction, articles from the BBC,Daily MailandSouth China Morning Post, and a selection of international ads for a variety of products;
  • a brand new companion website at featuring projects, quizzes and activities for each chapter, a glossary and further reading.

Written by two experienced teachers,Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Ageis an ideal coursebook for students of English language.

Andrew Goatlyhas taught English Language and Linguistics in colleges and universities in the UK, Rwanda, Thailand, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and is currently an Honorary Professor at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He is the author ofThe Language of Metaphors(Routledge 1997).Preet Hiradharis Assistant Professor in the Department of Engl...
Title:Critical Reading And Writing In The Digital Age: An Introductory CoursebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041584262X

ISBN - 13:9780415842624

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Table of Contents

Section A: Critical Linguistics--reading meanings off the text
Unit 1. Genre and the organisation of text
Unit 2 Text and conceptual meaning
Unit 3 text and interpersonal meaning
Section B: Critical Discourse: reading meanings into the text
Unit 4 Interpreting discourse
Unit 5 Reading and writing positions
Unit 6 Intertextuality
Section C: The authority and power behind discourse and resisting it
Unit 7 Ads, consumer capitalism and the crisis of inequality
Unit 8 News, institutional power and the crisis of democracy
Unit 9 Environmental discourse, poetry and the ecological crisis
Unit 10 The power of fiction and comedy