Discourse Analysis For Language Teachers by Michael MccarthyDiscourse Analysis For Language Teachers by Michael Mccarthy

Discourse Analysis For Language Teachers

byMichael Mccarthy

Paperback | May 31, 1991

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Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching gives a practical introduction to the field of discourse analysis and its relevance for language teaching. It begins by answering the question 'What is discourse analysis?' and examines how discourse analysts approach spoken and written language. Different models of analysis are outlined and evaluated in terms of their usefulness to language teachers. This is followed by chapters on discourse-oriented approaches to grammar, vocabulary and phonology. The final section looks at spoken and written language in the light of native-speaker and learner data and considers examples of teaching approaches. Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching has a very practical orientation, and the text is interspersed with reader activities with guidance on appropriate responses at the end.
Michael McCarthy worked for the Wall Street Journal for twenty-two years, as a reporter and then as an editor on feature stories. He is the author of The Sun Farmer and Ashes under Water: The S. S. Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America.
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Title:Discourse Analysis For Language TeachersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.47 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:May 31, 1991Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521367468

ISBN - 13:9780521367462

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'I found this book provided a useful and enjoyable introduction to its subject.' '... whatever area the author tackles is dealt with an admirably clear and concise manner.' Spoken English, Journal of the English Speaking Board