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  1. DoL Reading List 0 items
    The Reading List is organised as follows: A key background reading section of books/articles/online resources that will provide a foundation for weekly topics. For each unit, there is a core reading section and further reading. The latter provides additional references should you wish to read in more depth, e.g. for an assignment. There may also be a materials/resources section related to moodle tasks for the course. Occasionally you may see a book that is unavailable online, but may be of interest to look out for, for further reading. N.B. This Reading list is being updated throughout the semester.
  2. General Background Reading & Practical Resources (web-site links) 8 items
    This section contains general introductory reading and web-sites that may prove useful for finding examples of practical class room activities .
    1. Rethinking TESOL in diverse global settings: the language and the teacher in a time of change - Tim Marr, Fiona English 2019

      Book Recommended Excellent introduction to knowing about language (ie. its structure, lexis, phonology) in a global world. Links to other courses on programme eg Which English?

    2. Text analysis and representation - Ian Cushing 2018

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Essential for Descriptions of Langauge

    3. The Routledge handbook of discourse analysis - Gee, James Paul, Handford, Michael 2011

      Book Recommended This handbook (and series) provides short chapter introductions to a wide range of areas. Worth 'dipping into as part of your reading (but expensive to buy- use in library)

    4. Web resources 5 items
      1. TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

        Website  The British Council site has a wide range of practical resources, introductory articles and so on. The English grammar on Learn English provides a very accessible introduction to terms/meta language. (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar)

      2. Publisher site: Macmillan English

        Webpage  The Macmillan site has a range of resources available. It includes a resource finder section which will allow you to search for plans and practical activities. (e.g. try searching 'vocabulary' and see what you can find)

      3. Oxford University Press - OUP - UK Official Home Page of Oxford University Press - Oxford Books

        Website  Go to the ELT section and join the Oxford Teacher's Club (free). You get access to resources and articles etc.

  3. DoL: Discourse Analysis(DA) 28 items
    The Discourse Analysis (DA) component of DoL is separated into three parts and three weeks: Exploring written discourse Exploring spoken discourse Practical applications
    1. DA1 Exploring Written Discourse: Core Reading 10 items
      DA1 introduces key terms and focuses on written discourse. A number of books are included here (as there are limited numbers)
      1. Wish you were here: 'little’ texts and language awareness - Chris Kennedy 01/1995

        Article  This is the article that you should read for the pre-session task.

      2. Register, genre, and style - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad 2019

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase An excellent introduction to register and corpus analysis. It is clear and easy to follow . Useful for ALL assignments You also need to read Chapter 5 as part of the DA1 POST-SESSION TASK Also an e-book so readily accessible

      3. Discourse analysis: an introduction - Brian Paltridge c2012

        Book 

      4. Beyond the sentence: introducing discourse analysis - Thornbury, Scott c2005

        Book Essential A very practical introduction to discourse analysis for language teachers , with many examples and practical applications. A very accessible secondary source.

      5. Continuum companion to discourse analysis - Ken Hyland, Brian Paltridge c2011

        Book 

      6. Mapping applied linguistics: a guide for students and practitioners - Christopher J. Hall, Patrick H. Smith, Rachel Wicaksono, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      7. Discourse - Cook, Guy 1989

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase This is an older book but very oriented to the language teachers and covers a wide range of points. A solid introduction.

      8. Halliday's introduction to functional grammar - M. A. K. Halliday, Christian M. I. M. Matthiessen, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  his has a very good chapter on cohesion (chpt. 9) and is also useful for syntax; an e-book so easily accessible.]

      9. The handbook of discourse analysis 2015

        Book Essential Has a good range of short chapters on a wide variety of aspects of Discourse Analysis.

      10. Generic variability in news stories in Chinese and English: A contrastive discourse study of five days' newspapers - Ron Scollon 2000-5

        Article  You need to read this article as part of the DA1 POST-SESSION TASK

    2. DA1 Further Reading 18 items
      There is a wide range of literature relating to discoruse analysis, inclduing genre analysis. This list of additional reading is for those wiht a particular interest in the area. You may also find sources here that can help with more in-depth study of terminology, which can be helpful for the assignment.
      1. Pragmatics and discourse: a resource book for students - Cutting, Joan c2002

        Book Recommended A very good practical introduction, particularly in relation to spoken interactions and also politeness.

      2. Cohesion in English - M. A. K. Halliday, Ruqaiya Hasan, Ebooks Corporation Limited 1976

        Book Essential This provides a very in depth coverage of cohesion

      3. Discourse analysis for language teachers - McCarthy, Michael 1991

        Book Essential An older book but one this is very oriented to the language teachers and covers a wide range of points. A solid introduction. You should read this

      4. Analysing genre: language use in professional settings - V. K. Bhatia, Askews & Holts Library Services 1993

        Book Recommended This is good for finding out more about specific genres ; it provides a useful theoretical overview also. It is for more in-depth reading.

      5. Discourse in English language education - Flowerdew, John 2013

        Book 

      6. Corpus linguistics in language teaching 2010

        Book 

      7. Textual interaction: an introduction to written discourse analysis - Hoey, Michael 2001

        Book  An introduction to written discourse analysis.

      8. Genre analysis: English in academic and research settings - Swales, John M. 1990

        Book  Seminal work on genre analysis, widely referred to in other works.

      9. Genre, text type, and the language learning classroom - B Paltridge 01/07/1996

        Article Essential a very clear article differentiating genres and text types.

      10. Discourse analysis - Brown, Gillian, Yule, George 1983

        Book Recommended An older book but well worth referring to for detail

      11. The practice of critical discourse analysis: an introduction - Bloor, Meriel, Bloor, Thomas 2007

        Book 

      12. Researching language in schools and communities: functional linguistic perspectives - Len Unsworth, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: Developing socially responsible language research, pp. 1-26 Also useful for Syntax. Also look at Chapter by Ravelli

      13. Academic discourse: English in a global context - Hyland, Ken c2009

        Book 

      14. Genre and the language learning classroom - Paltridge, Brian c2001

        Book Recommended Practical and accessible

      15. Genre relations: mapping culture - Martin, J. R., Rose, David 2008

        Book 

      16. Abstracts and the writing of abstracts - Swales, John M., Feak, Christine B., Swales, John M. c2009

        Book 

  4. DA2 Exploring Spoken Discourse 23 items
    1. DA2: Core Reading 12 items
      1. Register, genre, and style - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Askews & Holts Library Services 2009

        Book  Pre-reading: Read Chapter 4 in particular for interpersonal spoken registers.

      2. Introducing applied linguistics: concepts and skills - Susan Hunston, David Oakey, Dawson Books c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Pre-reading: Read Chapter 4 by Koester, for an introduction to Conversation Analysis, the structure of spoken interaction and an overview of key terms. Chapter 16 introduces corpora as a means for exploring spoken discourse. This book, in fact, includes a number of accessible introductions to a range of aspects in applied linguistics.

      3. Pragmatics and discourse: a resource book for students - Joan Cutting c2002

        Book  This book, in addition to covering key terms for cohesion, has a strong focus on spoken interactions and addresses politeness, speech acts and so on. Very accessible.

      4. Conversation: From Description to Pedagogy - Scott Thornbury, Diana Slade 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Practical-theoretically linked book

      5. Conversation - Nolasco, Rob, Arthur, Lois 1987

        Book Essential This is a practical book and has some activities related to classroom practice

      6. Reading related to Classroom Discourse 7 items
        1. Construction or obstruction: teacher talk and learner involvement in the EFL classroom - Steve Walsh 2002-1-1

          Article Recommended This is a very good, accessible introduction to teacher talk- well worth reading.

        2. Investigating classroom discourse - Steve Walsh 2006

          Book Essential This provides more detailed analysis of classroom interaction (MSc students will also cover in CP )

        3. Conversation Analysis and language learning - Paul Seedhouse 2006-2-6

          Article Essential Based on CA, this explores a range of aspects of classroom interactions.

        4. Researching language in schools and communities: functional linguistic perspectives - Len Unsworth, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended See: Christie, F. ‘The Language of classroom interaction and learning’ Christie explores also regulative and instructional discourse and its relationship to classroom pedagogy.

        5. Classroom discourse analysis: a functional perspective - Christie, Frances 2005

          Book Recommended

        6. Introducing classroom interaction - Tsui, Amy 1995

          Book 

    2. DA2: Further Reading 11 items
      1. Applying conversation analysis - Richards, Keith, Seedhouse, Paul 2005

        Book 

      2. Exploring spoken English - Carter, Ronald, McCarthy, Michael 1997

        Book Recommended

      3. Spoken Corpus Linguistics: from monomodal to multimodal - Adolphs, Svenja, Carter, Ronald 2013

        Book 

      4. Analysing casual conversation - Eggins, Suzanne, Slade, Diana 1997

        Book  Good level of detail for aspects of casual conversation

      5. Politeness: some universals in language usage - Brown, Penelope, Levinson, Stephen C. 1987

        Book  Older, but does provide original ground work in the area (and so key terms and concepts)

      6. Pragmatics - Levinson, Stephen C. 1983

        Book Recommended

      7. Speaking - Bygate, Martin 1987

        Book Recommended Older but a practically oriented book

      8. Advances in spoken discourse analysis - Coulthard, Malcolm, Dawson Books 1992 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Older, but introduces a number of approaches.

      9. Interaction in academic writing: learning to argue with the reader - G Thompson 01/03/2001

        Article  How writers work to engage the reader

  5. Reading in support of DA 3 workshop 5 items
    These references will provide some background for the texts in DA 3
    1. Scientists Popularizing Science: Characteristics and Impact of TED Talk Presenters - Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Mike Thelwall, Vincent Larivière, Andrew Tsou 2013-4-30

      Article 

    2. Register, genre, and style - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Askews & Holts Library Services 2009

      Book  Read Chapter 5 on newpaper writing

  6. DA assignment 1 item
    The following references will help you research the background to the specific text types in the assignment
    1. The Routledge handbook of discourse analysis - James Paul Gee, Michael Handford 2011

      Book  Chapter 18 of the Handbook is on spoken professional genres (Handford and Koester)

  7. Lexis and semantics 31 items
    The lexis and semantics component of DOL runs over three weeks. We will look at how words create meaning both in written and spoken texts.
    1. Core Reading 9 items
      1. Applying cognitive linguistics to second language learning and teaching - Jeannette Littlemore, ProQuest (Firm) 2009

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      2. Vocabulary: applied linguistic perspectives - Ronald Carter, Taylor & Francis Group 2012

        Book Essential Excellent book for Lexis/semantics and recommended for purchase

      3. How to teach vocabulary - Thornbury, Scott c2002

        Book Essential Key teaching - if you want to by one book for the course, I would recommend this!

      4. Vocabulary and language teaching - Ronald Carter, Michael McCarthy, Joanna Channell, Taylor & Francis Group 2013, 2014, ©1988

        Book Essential Very good general introduction to vocabulary and vocabulary teaching

      5. Vocabulary: description, acquisition and pedagogy - Schmitt, Norbert, McCarthy, Michael 1997

        Book Essential See: Moon, R (1997) Vocabulary connections: multiword items in English. (pp. 40-63)

      6. About language: tasks for teachers of English - Scott Thornbury 2016

        Book Essential See: Lexical meaning, pp. 77-84, available online.

      7. Exploring English grammar: from formal to functional - Caroline Coffin, Jim Donohue, Sarah North, Taylor & Francis Group 2009, 2013

        Book Essential

    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. Semantic analysis: a practical introduction - Goddard, Cliff 1998

        Book Recommended Very thorough coverage.

      2. Semantics: a coursebook - Hurford, James R., Heasley, Brendan, Smith, Michael B. 2007

        Book Recommended Useful book for self study

      3. From corpus to classroom: language use and language teaching - Anne O'Keeffe, Michael McCarthy, Ronald Carter, Dawson Books 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. Second language vocabulary acquisition: a rationale for pedagogy - Coady, James, Coady, James, Huckin, Thomas N. 1997

        Book Recommended Good for ideas on how to teach lexis

    3. Additional further reading (if other books unavailable, you will find these may be useful) 17 items
      1. Rules, patterns and words: grammar and lexis in English language teaching - Dave Willis 2003

        Book 

      2. Vocabulary: description, acquisition and pedagogy - Schmitt, Norbert, McCarthy, Michael 1997

        Book  Good introduction

      3. The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language - Crystal, David c2003

        Book  Good for further reading

      4. Linguistic meaning - Allan, Keith 1986

        Book  Covers topic in some depth.

      5. Linguistic semantics: an introduction - Lyons, John 1995

        Book  Not an easy read but very thorough.

      6. Approaches and methods in language teaching: a description and analysis - Richards, Jack C., Rodgers, Theodore S. 1986

        Book  Good introduction

      7. On the Lexical Approach 5 items
        1. The lexical approach: the state of ELT and a way forward - Lewis, Michael c2002

          Book  Useful book if you are interested in finding ideas for teaching collocation

        2. Implementing the lexical approach: putting theory into practice - Lewis, Michael, Gough, Cherry 2002

          Book 

        3. Teaching collocation: further developments in the lexical approach - Lewis, Michael, Conzett, Jane 2000

          Book  See: Hill, J, Lewis, Morgan & Lewis, Michael (2000) ‘Activities – exploiting a text’. An interesting approach to teaching collocation

      8. Cognitive linguistics and second language learning: theoretical basics and experimental evidence - Andrea Tyler 2012

        Book  An excellent book for those interested in current trends and research in cognitive linguistics for teaching a second language

      9. Applying cognitive linguistics to second language learning and teaching - Jeannette Littlemore, ProQuest (Firm) 2009

        Book  A very good introduction to cognitive linguistics and learning a second language

  8. Syntax reading list 45 items
    The lexis and syntax components belong together; with lexis looking at smaller units and syntax at larger units of language. In this component we look at how grammar creates meaning in both written and to some extent spoken texts. There are 3 main approaches: structural, functional and cognitive, with the structural being the more traditional approach.
    1. Core Readings 7 items
      1. Cambridge grammar of English: a comprehensive guide : spoken and written English grammar and usage - Carter, Ronald, McCarthy, Michael 2006

        Book Essential

      2. Understanding syntax - Maggie Tallerman 2015

        Book Essential A helpful introduction to the basics of grammar

      3. Teaching grammar, structure and meaning: exploring theory and practice for post-16 English language teachers - Marcello Giovanelli, National Association for the Teaching of English, ProQuest (Firm) 2015

        Book Essential A useful introduction to a cognitive approach to the teaching of grammar in the classroom

      4. Exploring English grammar: from formal to functional - Caroline Coffin, Jim Donohue, Sarah North, Taylor & Francis Group 2009, 2013

        Book Essential A very good introduction to functional grammar

      5. How to teach grammar - Thornbury, Scott c1999

        Book Essential Very helpful for applying theory to practice

      6. The English verb: an exploration of structure and meaning - Lewis, Michael c2002

        Book Essential

      7. How to teach grammar - Bas Aarts, Ian Cushing, Richard A. Hudson 2019

        Book Essential Very user friendly. Written for teachers

    2. Grammar and the language teacher - Bygate, Martin, Tonkyn, Alan, Williams, Eddie 1994

      Book 

    3. The Cambridge encyclopedia of language - Crystal, David 2010

      Book 

    4. A student's grammar of the English language - Greenbaum, Sidney, Quirk, Randolph 1990

      Book Recommended

    5. Teaching grammar creatively - Gerngross, Gèunter c2007

      Book 

    6. Linguistics: a very short introduction - Matthews, P. H. 2003

      Book 

    7. Grammar for English language teachers - Parrott, Martin c2010

      Book Recommended

    8. A concise grammar for English language teachers - Penston, Tony 2005

      Book 

    9. Teaching English grammar: what to teach and how to teach it - Scrivener, Jim 2010

      Book Recommended

    10. Learner English: a teacher's guide to interference and other problems - Swan, Michael, Smith, Bernard 2001

      Book 

    11. About language: tasks for teachers of English - Scott Thornbury 2017

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    12. Uncovering grammar - Thornbury, Scott c2005

      Book Recommended Grammar as Process, pp.1-14 available online.

    13. Teaching and language corpora - Wichmann, Anne 1997

      Book 

    14. Text linguistics: the how and why of meaning - M. A. K. Halliday, Jonathan Webster 2014

      Book 

    15. A Very Simple Grammar of English - Celia Blissett 1985

      Book 

    16. The teacher's guide to grammar - Deborah Cameron 2007

      Book 

    17. Cambridge grammar of English: a comprehensive guide : spoken and written English grammar and usage - Ronald Carter, Michael McCarthy 2006

      Book 

    18. Exploring how texts work - Beverly Derewianka 1990

      Book 

    19. The English verb: an exploration of structure and meaning - Michael Lewis c2002

      Book 

    20. How to teach grammar - Scott Thornbury c1999

      Book  How to Teach Grammar Through Texts, pp.69-90 available online.

    21. Rules, patterns and words: grammar and lexis in English language teaching - Dave Willis 2003

      Book 

    22. ‘How speakers represent the world’. In Using Functional Grammar: An explorer’s guide - D. Butt, R Fahey, S Spinks, C Yalop 1995

      Chapter Essential Chapter available online.

    23. A Very Simple Grammar of English - Celia Blissett 1985

      Book 

    24. The teacher's guide to grammar - Deborah Cameron 2007

      Book 

    25. Cambridge grammar of English: a comprehensive guide : spoken and written English grammar and usage - Ronald Carter, Michael McCarthy 2006

      Book 

    26. Exploring how texts work - Beverly Derewianka 1990

      Book 

    27. The English verb: an exploration of structure and meaning - Michael Lewis c2002

      Book 

    28. Rules, patterns and words: grammar and lexis in English language teaching - Dave Willis 2003

      Book 

    29. The power of language: how discourse influences society - Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald, Dawson Books 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    30. The power of language: how discourse influences society - Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald, Dawson Books 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    31. Researching language in schools and communities: functional linguistic perspectives - Len Unsworth, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  See: Getting started with functional analysis of texts.

  9. Phonetics & Phonology 26 items
    1. Core Reading and Resources 7 items
      1. About language: tasks for teachers of English - Scott Thornbury 2016

        Book 

      2. Sound foundations: learning and teaching pronunciation - Adrian Underhill 2005

        Book 

      3. English phonetics and phonology: a practical course - Peter Roach c2009

        Book 

    2. Introductory and Foundation Resources 3 items
      1. How to teach pronunciation - Kelly, Gerald 2000

        Book Essential Basic level introduction with teaching ideas.

      2. An introduction to applied linguistics - Schmitt, Norbert c2002

        Book  Chapter 12 ‘Speaking & Pronunciation’ provides a brief but valuable summary of the higher-level issues of interaction discourse such as tone units, turn-taking and the use of authentic text for practice

      3. The handbook of English pronunciation 2015

        Book Recommended An up-to-date overview of the area

    3. More Advanced 9 items
      1. Teaching pronunciation: a course book and reference guide - Marianne Celce-Murcia, Donna Brinton, Janet M. Goodwin 2010

        Book Essential A comprehensive guide from a North American perspective

      2. Phonology in English language teaching: an international approach - Pennington, Martha C. 1996

        Book  For more advanced work

      3. Phonology in context - Pennington, Martha C., Dawson Books 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Listening to spoken English - Brown, Gillian 1990

        Book 

      5. The phonology of English as an international language: new models, new norms, new goals - Jenkins, Jennifer 2000

        Book  Useful in relation to current questions about standards & models etc.

      6. English transcription course - Garcia Lecumberri, Maria Luisa, Maidment, John A. c2000

        Book  Extensive transcription exercises

      7. English intonation: an introduction - Wells, J. C. 2006

        Book 

      8. World Englishes: a resource book for students - Jennifer Jenkins 2003

        Book  See: pp. 125-131, available online. This is also a recommended reading for the World English course.

      9. English spelling - Carney, Edward 1997

        Book  Some useful insights into the connection (and lack of) between spelling and phonology

    4. A Selection of Teaching Textbooks Available in the Library 4 items
      Various course books on English pronunciation, often with accompanying audio material, are kept both in the Main Library and the Language Centre Library: simply search the main catalogue and check the location. A selection are included below:
      1. English pronunciation in use: self-study and classroom use, Intermediate - Hancock, Mark 2012

        Book Essential See also: others in the same series—representative of standard self-study materials

      2. Speaking clearly: pronunciation and listening comprehension for learners of English - Rogerson, Pamela, Gilbert, Judy B. 1990

        Book  Good on supra-segmental features: stress, rhythm, etc.

      3. Pronunciation for advanced learners of English: student's book - Brazil, David 1994

        Book  Good for discourse approaches, especially to intonation

      4. The pronunciation of English: a workbook - Kenworthy, Joanne c2000

        Book Recommended

  10. Additional 4 items
    1. A university course in English grammar - Downing, Angela, Locke, Philip c2002

      Book Recommended Useful for Syntax sessions

    2. Researching language in schools and communities: functional linguistic perspectives - Len Unsworth, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential See: Ravelli , L. ‘Getting started with functional analysis of texts’ . Also useful for Syntax This chapter provides a clear introduction and example of text analysis.

    3. The power of language: how discourse influences society - Lynne Young, Michael Fitzgerald, Saira Fitzgerald 2018

      Book Essential This book provides a practical introduction to processes and participants. See particularly chapter 1. It provides a very clear introduction to looking at processes and participants .

  11. Text linguistics: the how and why of meaning - M. A. K. Halliday, Jonathan Webster 2014

    Book 

  12. The handbook of English pronunciation 2015

    Book Recommended An up-to-date overview of the area highlighting some of the issues