Discourse

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OUP Oxford, Jun 29, 1989 - Education - 165 pages
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Discourse analysis - the study of spoken and written language in its social and psychological context - can provide important insights for the language teacher. Discourse explains the relevant theory and applies it to classroom activities designed to improve students' discourse skills. The teacher is then shown how these activities may be further developed in specific teaching situations.
 

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Contents

Formal links
14
as product
44
Discourse as dialogue
59
Knowledge in discourse
68
Focusing on senders and receivers
87
Managing conversation
115
General discourse activities
134
Glossary
156
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About the author (1989)

Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Guy Cook is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University ofReading. He has worked as an EFL teacher in Egypt, Italy, the UK, and Russia, as a lecturer at the University of Leeds, and as head of TESOL at the London University Institute of Education. He has been an invited speaker at universities and major conferences in many countries, and has publishedwidely on discourse analysis, the theory and practice of language teaching, literature teaching, translation, and language play.