Author: Adrian Beard
- examines the way external factors have influenced and are influencing language change, focusing on how changing social contexts are reflected in language use
- explores the attitudes, values and assumptions that shape the way we use language
- looks at how language change operates within different genres, such as problem pages, sports reports and recipes
- provides lively examples from everyday communication, including letters, emails, postcards and text messages
- includes a unit on how new words are formed and features a full glossary.
The Routledge INTERTEXT series aims to develop readers’ understanding of how texts work. It does this by showing some of the designs and patterns in the language from which they are made, by placing texts within the contexts in which they occur, and by exploring relationships between them.
The series consists of a foundation text, Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills furnished by the core text.