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Key Concepts One

Key Concepts of English Language Study: One, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Alison May
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Culpeper, J., Kerswill, P., Wodak, R., McEnery, T., Katamba, F. 2018. English Language. Description, Variation and Context2nd Edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.  

Archer, D. 2005. Questions and Answers in the English Courtroom (1640-1760). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Bartlett, T. 2014. Analysing Power in Language. A Practical Guide. London: Routledge.

Biber, D., Conrad, S., and Leech, G. 2002. Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. London: Longman.

Cap, P. 2002. Explorations in Political Discourse: Methodological and Critical Perspectives. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 

Carter, R. Goddard, A., Reah, D., Sanger, K. and Bowring, M. 2001. Working with Texts. A Core Introduction to Language Analysis2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Carter, R. and McRae, J. (eds) 1996. Language, Literature and the Learner: creative classroom practice. London: Longman.

Charteris-Black, J. 2005. Politicians and Rhetoric. The Persuasive Power of Metaphor. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Charteris-Black, J. 2014. Analysing Political Speeches: Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cortazzi, M. 1993. Narrative Analysis. London: Falmer Press.

Cotterill, J. 2003. Language and Power in Court. A Linguistic Analysis of the O.J.Simpson Trial. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Coulthard, M. ed. 1994. Advances in Written Text Analysis. London: Routledge.

Coulthard, M. and Johnson, A. 2007. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence. London: Routledge.

Coulthard, M., Johnson, A. and Wright, D. 2017. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence. 2nd edn. London: Routledge.

Crystal, D. 1997. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Crystal, D. 2003. Rediscover Grammar. 3rd ed. London: Longman.

De Beaugrande, R. & Dressler, W. 1981. Introduction to Text Linguistics. London: Routledge.

De Fina, A. and Georgakopoulou, A. 2012. Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Drew, P. and Heritage, J. 1992. Talk at Work. Interaction in Institutional Settings. Cambridge University Press.

Fahnestock, J. 2011. Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persusasion. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Fairclough, N. 1992. Discourse and Social Change. Cambridge: Polity.

Fowler, R. 1991. Language in the NewsLondon: Routledge.

Fromkin, V, R. Rodman, and Hyams, N. 2003. An Introduction to Language. 7th ed. Boston, Mass.: Thomson Heinle.

Gewirtz, P. 1996. Narrative and rhetoric in the law. In Brooks, P. and Gewirtz, P. eds. Law's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp.2-13.

Gibbons, J. 2003. Forensic Linguistics: An Introduction to Language in the Justice System. Oxford: Blackwell.

Graddol, D., Cheshire, J. and Swann, J. 1994. Describing Language, 2nd edition. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Halliday, M.A.K. Hasan, R. 1976. Cohesion in English. London: Longman.

Halliday, M.A.K. Hasan, R. 1989. Language, Context and Text: Aspects of Language in a Social-Semiotic Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Halliday, M.A.K. 1971. ‘Linguistic Function and Literary Style: An Enquiry into the Language of William Golding’s The Inheritors. In Freeman, D. (ed.) Essays in Modern Stylistics.  London: Methuen, pp.325-360.

Harris, S. 1984. Questions as a mode of control in magistrates' courts. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 49, pp. 5–27.

Heffer, C. 2005. The Language of Jury Trial: A corpus-aided analysis of legal-lay discourse. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hepburn, A. and Bolden, G. B. 2013. Transcription. In: Sidnell, J. & Stivers, T. eds. Blackwell Handbook of Conversation Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 57-76.   

Herman, D. ed. 2007. The Cambridge Companion to Narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hobbs, P. 2003a ‘‘Is that what we're here about?’ A lawyer's use of impression management in a closing argument at trial’, Discourse and Society 14(3), pp.273-290.

Hobbs, P. 2003b. ‘You must say it for him’: reformulating a witness’ testimony on cross-examination at trial. Text23(4), pp. 477-511.

Hymes, D. 1974. Ways of speaking. In: R. Bauman and J. Sherzer. eds. Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 425-432.

Jackson, H. 1988. Words and their Meaning. London: Longman.

Jefferson, G. 2004. Glossary of transcript symbols with an introduction. In: G. H. Lerner. ed. Conversation Analysis: Studies from the First Generation. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 13-31.

Jeffries, L. and McIntyre, D. 2010. Stylistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jeffries, L. and McIntyre, D. 2011. Teaching Stylistics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jeffries, L. 1998. Meaning in English. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Jeffries, L. 2006. Discovering Language. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Johnstone, B. 2002. Discourse Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell.

Kirkham, S and Moore, E. 2016. Constructing social meaning in political discourse: Phonetic variation and verb processes in Ed Miliband's speeches. Language in Society, 45 (1). pp. 87-111.

Kranert, M. and Horan, G. eds. 2018. Doing Politics: Discursivity, Performativity and Mediation in Political Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Labov, W. and Waletzky, J. 1967. Narrative Analysis. In J. Helm ed. Essays on the Verbal and Visual Arts. Seattle: University of Washington Press: 12-44. (Reprinted in 1997 in Journal of Narrative and Life History, 7, pp. 3-38).  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Labov, W. 1972. Language in the Inner City. Studies in the Black English Vernacular. Oxford: Blackwell.

Labov, W. 1999. The Transformation of Experience in Narrative. In A. Jaworski and N. Coupland, N. eds. The Discourse Reader.London: Routledge, pp. 221-235.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Leech, G. N. 1969/2013. A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry. London: Longman. (There is a first and a second edition; either is good.)

Leech, G. et al. 2005. English Grammar for Today: A New Introduction. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Leech, G. N. and Short, M. 2007. Style in Fiction. An Introduction to English Fictional Prose, 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Leech, G. N. Language and Literature. Style and Foregrounding. London: Longman.

Levinson, S. 1992. Activity types and language. In: P. Drew and J. Heritage. eds. Talk at Work. Interaction in Institutional Settings. Cambridge University Press, pp. 66-100.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Longacre, R. 1976. An Anatomy of Speech Notions. Peter de Ridler Press.

Longacre, R. 1983. The Grammar of Discourse. Plenum.

Martin, J. R 1992. English Text. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Matoesian, G. 2005 Nailing down an answer: participations of power in trial talk. Discourse Studies, 7(6), pp.733-759.

Matoesian, G. 2008. You might win the battle but lose the war: multimodal, interactive, and extralinguistic aspects of witness resistance. Journal of English Linguistics 36(3), pp.195-219.

McCarthy 1991. Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McIntyre, D. and Busse, B. eds. 2010. Language and Style. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nylund, A., De Fina, A. and Schiffrin, D. 2010. Telling Stories. Language, Narrative and Social Life. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press.

Pascual, E. 2006. Questions in legal monologues: fictive interaction as argumentative strategy in a murder trial. Text & Talk 26(3), pp.383-402.

Philips, S.U.1987. On the use of WH Questions in American courtroom discourse: a study of the relation between language form and language function. In: Kedar, L. ed. Power through Discourse. Norwood: Ablex.

Propp, V. I. 1958. The Morphology of the Folktale. University of Texas Press

Šaric, L. and Stanojevic, M-M. eds. 2019. Metaphor, Nation and Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Saeed, J. I. 1998. Semantics. Oxford: Blackwell.

Short, M. 1996. Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose. London: Longman.

Simpson, P. 1993. Language, Ideology and Point of ViewLondon: Routledge.

Simpson, P. 2004. Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge.

Stygall, G. 1994. Trial Language: Differential Discourse Processing and Discursive Formation. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Thornborrow, Joanna and Jennifer Coates 2005. The Sociolinguistics of Narrative (Studies in Narrative) Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

Toolan, M. 1988. Narrative: A Critical Linguistic Introduction. London: Routledge.

Wales, K. 1989/2011/ A Dictionary of Stylistics. London: Longman.

Yule, G. 1995. The study of language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Yule, G. 1996. Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

This list was last updated on 17/08/2021