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Language Diversity and World Englishes Cambridge Elevate Edition (2 Years)
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  • ISBN:9781108442640
  • Format:Cambridge Elevate
  • Subject(s):English Language
  • Author(s):Dan Clayton, Rob Drummond
  • Available from: February 2018

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    Language Diversity and World Englishes Cambridge Elevate edition is an introduction to the variation of English throughout the UK and around the world. It is suitable for students at advanced level and beyond. Written with input from the Cambridge English Corpus, it examines how language varies among different geographical, ethnic and social groups, as well as looking at differing perceptions of language varieties. Using short activities to help explain analysis methods, this digital resource guides students through modern issues and concepts. It summarises key concerns and findings, while providing inspiration for language investigations and non-examined assessments (NEAs) with research suggestions.

  • Contents
    • Personalise Cambridge Elevate editions to your needs – set homework, link to the web and share annotations with your class.

    • Instruction in analysis techniques and research methodology, as well as examples of academic writing at an accessible level, give students models to follow for their own work.

    • Examples from the Cambridge English Corpus give students access to prestigious academic global English research, as well as insight into corpus linguistics and techniques for corpus creation and analysis.

    • Wider reading suggestions guide students towards broader topic exposure, encouraging them to research areas that interest them.

    • Longer research tasks encourage a greater depth of application and provide inspiration for non-examined assessment (NEA).

    • Written to support A Level and IB qualifications: in particular Cambridge International A Level English Language (9093) Paper 3 Text Analysis and Paper 4 Language Topics, AS & A Level English Language, AS & A Level English Language and Literature and IB English A.

    • Short activities and exam-style questions provide practice and help students get a deeper understanding of key concepts.

    • Cambridge Elevate is simple to navigate for both students and teachers – find notes quickly with highlights and bookmarks.

    • Simple and easy to use, link directly into Cambridge Elevate from Moodle, Blackboard and any other VLE.

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    • 1. Regional accent and dialect: 1.1. Accent and dialect
    • 1.2. Standard English
    • 1.3. Accent loss and maintenance
    • 1.4. Accent and dialect in print and performance
    • 2. Language and social groups: 2.1 Idiolect and sociolect
    • 2.2. Social class and language
    • 2.3. Parallel lives: slang and occupational English
    • 3. Ethnicity: 3.1. Race and ethnicity
    • 3.2. Heritage language
    • 3.3. Code-switching
    • 3.4. Accent and dialect variation
    • 3.5. Ethnolect
    • 3.6. Whiteness
    • 3.7. Crossing
    • 4. Global diversity: 4.1. English around the world
    • 4.2. Where English has gone
    • 4.3. How English varies around the world
    • 4.4. ELF
    • 4.5. Arguments about English
    • Ideas and answers
    • References.
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