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Living Language: Language, Power and Identity [Paperback]

Michael Butler , George Keith

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7 Jun 1999 0340730854 978-0340730850
An exploration of different kinds of social power and the ways in which language is used by influential groups and institutions. Central to the work is the theme of consumerism and the three contexts in which it may be investigated: media, gender and citizenship.

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...well-written, well-organised, never remotely patronising. Any sane English department will have the original, the new eight (and accompanying tape) as soon as budgets permit...These are patient manuals and the authors have seleted genuinely interesting extracts to inform and illustrate their arguments. (Times Educational Supplement)

...these books would be an invaluable resource for any English Department teaching an 'A' Level sylalbus with language study in it. (The Use of English)

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George Keith is a highly respected author and has written many successful A level texts. He is the former Chair of A level English for NEAB and has taught English at all levels.

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