Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume.
The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study.
Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Researching English Language: provides comprehensive support for readers tackling their first independent research projectsoffers advice about research methods with reference to an extensive range of English Language topics including variation in accents, news discourse, forensic linguistics, child language development and many more guides readers step-by-step through the research process, from initial ideas to the submission of the dissertation includes an extensive range of activities and points for discussionillustrates each topic with examples from actual student projects and published studiesincludes key readings from leading English language researchers, including Ronald Carter; Jennifer Coates; Ruqaiya Hasan; Roz Ivanic; Ben Rampton; John Sinclair. This title will be essential reading for students undertaking research within the areas of English Language, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.