The Routledge Companion To English Studies by Constant LeungThe Routledge Companion To English Studies by Constant Leung

The Routledge Companion To English Studies

EditorConstant Leung, Brian V Street

Hardcover | April 3, 2014

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English is now a global phenomenon no longer defined by fixed territorial, cultural and social functions.The Routledge Companion to English Studiesprovides 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.

Brian Street is Professor Emeritus at King's College London, University of London and Visiting Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. He recently co-edited (with Judy Kalman)Literacy and numeracy in Latin America: Local perspectives and beyond(2012, Routledge).Constant Leung is Professor...
Title:The Routledge Companion To English StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:550 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:April 3, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415676185

ISBN - 13:9780415676182

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Table of Contents


A. English in larger contexts

Viv EllisEnglish as Subject

Andy GoodwynEnglish and Literacy in Education - National Policies

Andy KirkpatrickWorld Englishes

E.Y.L HoLiterary Criticism (and Coda: Literary Criticism and Stylisation

- Leung and Street)

B.English in Studies of Language

Jens Normann J'rgensen and Janus Spindler M'llerPolylingualism and Languaging

Ofelia GarciaMultilingualism and Language Education

Tope OmoniyiEIL/ELF in postcolonial and neo-millenial contexts:

Bernard Mohan and Tammy SlaterSystemic functional linguistics

Jan BlommaertSociolinguistics

Stanton Wortham and Katherine S. MortimerLinguistic Anthropology

Paul PriorSemiotics

Karin AijmerPragmatics

Celia RobertsInteractional Sociolinguistics

Mike StubbsSemantics

Andrew CarnieFormal Syntax

Sue MaingayPhonetics and Phonology;

Kieran O'HalloranCorpus Linguistics

Chris JenksConversation Analysis

Betsy Rymes:Communicative Repertoire

Ruth WodakCritical Discourse Analysis

Radha Iyer, Margaret Kettle, Allan Luke, and Kathy MillsCritical Applied Linguistics

Jens BrockmeierNarrative as cultural practice

Dina L'pez and Lesley BartlettLearning English, Negotiating Identities

C.English in Education

Theresa LillisAcademic Literacies

David Russelland Irene ClarkU.S. First-year Composition and Writing in the Disciplines:

Ken HylandEnglish for Academic Purposes

Bruce HornerWriting in the Disciplines/Writing across the Disciplines

Peter Freebody, Georgina Barton and Eveline ChanLiteracy Education

Kate PahlNew Literacy Studies

D. English in New Communicative Technologies

Colin Lankshear and Michele KnobelEnglishes and Digital literacy practices:

Jennifer Rowsell and Lisha ChenEnglish Studies through a New Literacy Studies-MultiModal Lens

James Simpson and Aisha WalkerNew technologies for English language learning and teaching

Catherine BeavisGames and Broadcast Language

Elsa Simoes FreitasLanguage of Advertising

Editorial Reviews

This book offers practical answers to the question: what do we do in English now that everything is in flux? It takes the form of an omnibus guide that manages to contain the busy, dynamic diversity of our energetic discipline long enough to get a snapshot of its many moving parts. It is therefore virtually indispensable as a resource for anyone wishing to attempt a universal understanding of what it means to study, teach and write about English Studies today, presented here in just about every one of its quickly developing new fields, forms and categories.¿ David Stacey, Humboldt State University, USA¿ The Routledge Companion to English Studies is a collection of contributions from a distinguished field of academics. What is striking is its range and depth: it covers wide conceptions of English as a school subject, a world language and a body of cultural referents that include literature and literary criticism in English (and in translation). The depth is gained from the fine critical insights of experts in the various inter-related fields. Constant Leung and Brian Street are to be congratulated on the quality of this book, which will stand as a point of reference for all those who wish to find authoritative voices in language studies, English and literacy education. Richard Andrews, Institute of Education, University of London