The Functional Analysis of y English, Third Edition Thomas Bloor, Meriel Bloor ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A An accessible introduction to the analysis of the structure, meaning and ibl i t d ti t th l i f th t t i d use of the English language in the context of the Hallidayan systemic functional grammar model
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Key Selling Points Suitable for anyone approaching Hallidayan linguistics for the first time Updated to include recent research on the use of functional analysis in studies of genre Updated to include recent research on the use of functional analysis in studies of genre and discourse in educational, scientific, clinical, political and legal contexts
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Includes an introduction to probability and even more detail on the simple system networks
Provides a thoroughly revised section on corpus linguistics and detailed sections on pragmatics and cognitive linguistics
Accompanied by additional exercises, activities and supplementary readings at www.hodderplus.com/linguistics
Summary The Functional Analysis of English is an accessible introduction that helps students to understand the structure, meaning and use of the English language in the context of the Hallidayan systemic functional grammar model. Assuming no prior knowledge, The Functional Analysis of English presents the Hallidayan approach via a variety of texts taken from science, film, history and letters, thus enabling students to apply the Hallidayan approach to the analysis or teaching of English.
Target Market Undergraduate students of linguistics, applied linguistics and English language plus TESOL students
The Author(s) Thomas Bloor, Fellow of the School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University Meriel Bloor, Fellow of the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick
Format: PB Extent: 336 pp –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Previous Edition 9780340806807 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Business Economics Rob Dransfield ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Clear, concise and written by an expert currently lecturing in the field, Business Economics focuses exclusively on what students need to know to achieve success in their business course and today's global economy achieve success in their business course and today's global economy.
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Key Selling Points Comprehensive and stimulating introduction to business economics Cutting‐edge case studies that bring the theory to life Covers all the core areas of business economics that students need to know to succeed at the undergraduate level the undergraduate level
Key economics terms are explained clearly throughout to aid understanding
Chapter objectives, key ideas tables and summaries help students check their progress
Part of the 360 Degree Series, which provides authoritative yet accessible introductions to core business studies modules, Business Economics sits firmly within the business, economics and accountancy curriculum to help students meet their academic and career goals Students will develop skills for exam and career success with business textbooks from goals. Students will develop skills for exam and career success with business textbooks from the 360 Degree Series.
Format: PB Binding: Paperback Extent: 350 pp
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Undergraduates studying business or accountancy
Rob Dransfield, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Nottingham Trent University
Unlocking Company Law, g p y 2nd edition Susan McLaughlin ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Unlocking Company Law U l ki C L brings the law to life with diagrams, key facts bi th l t lif ith di k f t charts and activities to ensure that students engage with, and fully understand, company law. This second edition includes Focus sections that examine the law in more detail.
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Key Selling Points This text This text'ss pedagogic approach sets it apart from the literature by helping students to pedagogic approach sets it apart from the literature by helping students to engage with complex and detailed legal concepts Numerous citations, quotations and extracts expose students to primary sources of legal language
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Cases and judgments are highlighted making them easy to find for cross‐reference and revision
Concepts and terms are explained clearly allowing for maximum accessibility and understanding
Supporting resources such as interactive multiple choice questions and updates to the law S ti h i t ti lti l h i ti d d t t th l are available at www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk
Summary Company law is a vibrant and fast‐moving area of the legal system. Unlocking Company Law will ensure that students grasp the main concepts with ease. The book explains in detailed yet straightforward terms concepts such as legal structures of business organisations, the company as a distinct legal person, company formation and governance, shareholders, and capital maintenance and distributions. This second edition is fully up‐to‐date with the latest developments in the law and now includes all significant new cases, new material on rescuing troubled companies and takeovers, and full coverage of the Companies Act 2006 as well as the BIS Report 2010. The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with a list of aims and objectives, contains activities such as quick quizzes and self‐test questions, key facts charts and diagrams to aid learning. Summaries help students check their understanding of each chapter, and there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases and materials exercises. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.
Target Market Undergraduate law students
The Author(s) Susan McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Law School
Format: PB Extent: 448 pp –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Previous Edition 9780340968345 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Second Language Learning g g g Theories, Third Edition Rosamond Mitchell, Florence Myles, Emma Marsden ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A clear and concise overview of the field of second language learning theories for the complete beginner
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Key Selling Points A brand new chapter on information‐processing including language production and comprehension A glossary of key linguistic terms A new timeline of second language learning theory development
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An updated chapter on cognitive models of language
Case studies and data samples from a variety of languages
Chapter summaries provide an evaluation of the theories discussed
Summary Second Language Learning Theories provides a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA). This third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research in the field of SLA. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides an expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a broad and balanced introduction to the topic. The book covers all the main theoretical perspectives currently active in the SLA field and sets them in a broader perspective per chapter, e.g. linguistic, cognitive or sociolinguistic. Each chapter examines how the various theories view language, the learner and the acquisition process. S Summaries of key studies and examples of data relating to a variety of languages illustrate i fk t di d l fd t l ti t i t fl ill t t the different theoretical perspectives. Each chapter concludes with an evaluative summary of the theories discussed.
Target Market Students studying for a degree in linguistics and TESOL teachers
The Author(s) Rosamond Mitchell, Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Southampton Rosamond Mitchell Professor of Applied Linguistics University of Southampton Florence Myles, Professor of Second Language Acquisition, Department of Linguistics, University of Essex Emma Marsden, Senior Lecturer in Second Language Education, University of York
Binding: Paperback Extent: 352 pp –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Previous Edition 9780340807668 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Essential French Grammar Mike Thacker, Casimir d'Angelo ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A combined reference grammar and workbook designed to meet the needs of intermediate students of French, containing clear grammar explanations real life language examples illustrations tables and explanations, real‐life language examples, illustrations, tables and exercises to reinforce learning
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Key Selling Points Key points boxes, tables and cartoons keep the text lively and help students visualise grammatical points A wide variety of practice questions at the end of each chapter gives students an A wide variety of practice questions at the end of each chapter gives students an opportunity to test their progress A glossary of grammatical terms ‐ clearly explained in both French and English ‐ ensure that students really understand the building blocks of the language Authentic texts from novels, newspapers and magazines demonstrate complex grammar while exposing students to French as it is used today Online, interactive exercises with audio answers for listening and pronunciation practice are provided at www.hodderplus.com/languages
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Format: PB Binding: Paperback Extent: 336 pp
Summary Essential French Grammar is a student‐friendly French grammar designed to meet the needs of intermediate students of French. Written by expert, academic teachers who understand which areas students find difficult, each chapter contains clear grammar explanations; a 'key points' box summarising the grammar concept; real‐life language examples in French with English translations; an illustration to show grammar in action; tables to reinforce grammar 'rules‘; a newspaper, magazine or novel extract to illustrate grammar in context; and a variety exercises to reinforce learning. A glossary of grammatical terms ‐ in French and English ‐ provides a quick reference for revision, and the answers to the exercises are also included so students can check their progress.
Target Market Intermediate undergraduate students of French
The Author(s) Mike Thacker, formerly Director of the Language Centre, University of Surrey Casimir d'Angelo, Director of the Language Unit, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
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Understanding Sociolinguistics g g Enam Al‐Wer ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A step‐by‐step introduction to the analytical framework and methodology of sociolinguistics
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Key Selling Points A systematic introduction to methodology as well as theory Assumes no prior knowledge of the field Includes revision exercises at the end of each chapter
Summary Understanding Sociolinguistics provides a step‐by‐step introduction to the analytical framework and methodology of this core Linguistics courses. It is a comprehensive overview of the key linguistic traditions of the past, starting with Labov in the 1960s, and shows students how sociolinguistics diverged from these. Recent sociolinguistic developments and their impact on other linguistic domains, such as the study of language change and dialect contact, are also clearly explained. Sociolinguistic methodologies are illustrated throughout using examples from studies worldwide and citing the major works in this field. In addition, factors of linguistic variability such as class, style and age are examined in detail, and there is a chapter focusing on gender in which the findings and interpretations of gender differentiation in language are presented. The contribution of sociolinguistics to language change is examined with reference to socio‐historical linguistics via the works of major scholars. Dialect geography and the formation of new dialects are also covered, taking examples from languages around the world. Each chapter includes revision exercises and further reading lists so students can test their understanding and aid their own research.
Target Market Undergraduate students taking courses in sociolinguistics
The Author(s) Enam Al‐Wer, Lecturer in Linguistics, Department of Language and Linguistics, Essex University
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9780340807743 Dec 2012 £21.99
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Format: PB Binding: Paperback Extent: 256 pp –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Previous Edition N/A ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––