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Critical reading and writing : an introductory coursebook

Author: Andrew Goatly
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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Critical Reading and Writing is 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 popular fiction, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goatly, Andrew, 1950-
Critical reading and writing
(DLC) 99016628
(OCoLC)41548284
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Goatly
ISBN: 9781136286902 113628690X 129995054X 9781299950542 9781315008585 1315008580
OCLC Number: 859536685
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 348 pages)
Contents: Introduction ---
Part One. Critical linguistics: reading meanings from the text --
Chapter 1. Genre and the organisation of text --
Chapter 2. Text and conceptual meaning --
Chapter 3. Text and interpersonal meaning --
Part Two. Critical discourse: reading meanings into the text --
Introduction to Part two --
Chapter 4. Interpreting discourse --
Chapter 5. Reading and writing positions --
Chapter 6. Intertextuality --
Part Three. The ideology behind the text --
Introduction to Part Three. --
Chapter 7. Advertising and consumerism --
Chapter 8. Fiction and feminism --
Chapter 9. News and institutional power --
Chapter 10. Nature, vocabulary and grammar.
Responsibility: Andrew Goatly.
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Critical Reading and Writing is 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 popular fiction, 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 offers guidance on how to read texts critically and how to develop effective writing skills. With this important new introductory text, students will swiftly discover the power relations at work in and behind the texts they encounter in their everyday lives.

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