- Subject(s):English Language
- Author(s):Ian Cushing
- Available from: May 2018
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Language Change is an introduction to how English has developed, grown and changed through history. It is suitable for students at advanced level and beyond. Written with input from the Cambridge English Corpus, it explores the nature, origins and process of language change, as well as the attitudes towards it. Furthermore, it looks at the policies and politics behind encouraging or halting change. Using activities to help explain analysis methods, this book guides students through major modern issues and concepts. It summarises key concerns and modern findings, while providing inspiration for language investigations and non-examined assessments (NEAs) with research suggestions.
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.
Short activities and exam-style questions provide practice and help students get a deeper understanding of key concepts.
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.
Available as a Cambridge Elevate edition to allow cross-referencing with your other Cambridge Elevate resources.
- Series introduction
- How to use this book
- Topic introduction
- 1. The nature of language change
- 2. The origins of English
- 3. Processes of language change
- 4. Attitudes to language change
- 5. Global change
- Ideas and answers
- Transciprtion key and IPA chart
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