Everyday talk (2nd Edition)

Maybin, Janet (2007). Everyday talk (2nd Edition). In: Maybin, Janet; Mercer, Neil and Hewings, Ann eds. Using English. London: Routledge, pp. 5–42.

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About the book: Using English provides an invaluable introduction to the study of English for students of language and linguistics. It examines the way in which the English language is used today in different contexts and in many parts of the world, by both native and non-native speakers. Issues of language use in speech and writing, in work and play, and in persuading and informing are explored and illustrated with data and readings from around the English-using world. The reader is introduced to the adaptations and variations in English language use and to debates relating to how these are perceived and evaluated by different groups of users.

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