Language and Interaction: An Advanced Resource Book (Routledge Applied Linguistics)

Language and Interaction: An Advanced Resource Book (Routledge Applied Linguistics)

By: Richard F. Young (author)Hardback

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Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive textbooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English Language and Applied Linguistics. Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions. Language and Interaction: introduces key concepts in language and social interaction describes how individuals develop skills in social interaction and shows how people create identities through their use of language brings together essential readings in anthropology, discourse studies and sociology Written by an experienced teacher and researcher in the field, Language and Interaction is an essential resource for students and researchers of applied linguistics and communication studies. The accompanying website to this book can be found at

About Author

Richard F. Young is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.


Section A: Introduction Unit A1. Language and Interaction Unit A2. Talk in Context Unit A3. Interactional Resources Unit A4. Discursive Practices Unit A5. Describing Discursive Practices Unit A6. Interactional Competence Unit A7. Talk and Identity Unit A8. Community and Communities Unit A9. Developing Skills in Social Interaction Section B: Extension Unit B1. The Social Nature of Language and Interaction Unit B2. Talk in Context Unit B3. Interactional Resources Unit B4. Discursive Practices Unit B5. A Framework for Describing Discursive Practices Unit B6. Interactional Competence Unit B7. Co-Constructing Identity Unit B8. Discourse Communities Unit B9. Learning in Cultural Communities Section C: Exploration Unit C1. Exploring the Nature of Language and Interaction Unit C2. Exploring the Nature of Context Unit C3. Exploring Ways of Making Meaning Unit C4. Different Communities, Different Practices Unit C5. Patterns of Classroom Discourse Unit C6. Analyzing Interaction Unit C7. Constructing Identities Unit C8. Discovering Communities Unit C9. Developing Interactional Skills

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415385527
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9780415385527
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 0415385520

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