New book published - English Language: Description, Variation and Context

Date: 24 July 2009

Members of the Linguistics department (J. Culpeper, P. Kerswill, R. Wodak, F. Katamba and T. McEnery) have produced the huge (718 paged!) textbook, English Language: Description, Variation and Context (2009; Palgrave). It contains 39 chapters, covering structural, sociolinguistic, functional, interactional, contextual, etc. aspects of the English language. A distinctive feature of the book is that all contributors and editors are (or in two cases were) based here in Lancaster.

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Associated staff: Jonathan Culpeper, Francis Katamba, Paul Kerswill, Tony McEnery, AcSS, FRSA, Ruth Wodak

Associated departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language