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An edited book on a collective project by the Linguistics Department wins Arts Teaching and Learning Team Teaching Award

Author: Dr Zannie Bock

Language, Society and Communication is a southern African introduction to linguistics, language and communication

​​An edited book on a collective project by the Linguistics Department wins Arts Teaching and Learning Team Teaching Award​​


Language, Society and Communication is a southern African introduction to linguistics, language and communication which aims to introduce students to key, established linguistic concepts and theories and link these to our rich linguistic heritage as well as contemporary issues in society and media, including new social media.  Through an analysis of how semiotic (both linguistic and non-linguistic) choices and forms work together to construct meaning, this textbook explores how language is intricately bound up with issues of power, status and identity.  It also introduces an analytical vocabulary to describe language as a system and to demonstrate the relevance of this kind of analysis to real world issues such as language acquisition.

 

It is the outcome of a collective effort by the Linguistics Department, and all chapters and case studies have been written by current or past staff or students or people associated with the department as honorary or extraordinary professors and research fellows. We are currently using the textbook in first, second and third year modules in our undergraduate programme and recently won the Arts Teaching and Learning Team Teaching Award for this project.

Bock, Zannie & Mheta, Gift (Eds). 2014. Language, society and communication: an introduction. Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers.​

To order, see publishers webpage​


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