Living Language. 3rd edition

Edited by Jane Bluett & John Shuttleworth
May 2008
ISBN: 9780340939550
313 Pages, Illustrated. 8 3/8 x 10 7/8"
$62.50 Paper

'Living Language 3rd edition' has been devised to meet all the new specifications for AS and A level English Language. The best-selling previous edition has been comprehensively revised to ensure full assessment objectives coverage and fulfilment, and delivery of the new four-unit courses from 2008 onwards. 'Living Language 3rd edition' provides linguistic theory, information and ideas which are easily accessed via supported activities and investigations.

The text will actively develop students’ skills in reading, listening and responding to an extensive range of text genres and data. Building on students’ own experience of language, 'Living Language 3rd edition' offers a wealth of shared, group and individual activities to lift the theory from the page and stimulate creative and analytical work. In preparation for examinations and for coursework, students will learn how to apply their linguistic knowledge of literary, non-literary and multi-modal texts to produce original, re-creative and analytical writing with related commentaries.

On-line resources which offer exam and coursework exemplars, model answers, interactive activities and extended support for each unit in 'Living Language 3rd edition' can be found at Previous edition ISBN: 9780340771884

Table of Contents:
Key Concepts for Studying Language
How Language Works in Social Contexts
Investigating Language
Creating Your Own Texts
How Language Develops

About the Author(s):
Series editors: John Shuttleworth and Jane Bluett are well-known and respected authors of resources for A level and experienced examiners. Jane teaches English Language at Bilborough College in Nottingham, and John is Chief Examiner for one of the main exam boards.

The author team comprises: Jane Bluett, Sue Cockcroft, Grainne Costello, Mike Devitt and Keith Sanger.

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