TAILIEUCHUNG - Introdungcing English language part 3

Introdungcing English language part 3: 'In this exciting new textbook, Louise Mullany and Peter Stockwell have provided a fresh and imaginative set of alternatives for teaching and learning a huge amount about the English language. The book allows tor creative and lateral approaches to developing an understanding of important linguistic concepts and, together with the thought-provoking activities, and accessible readings, guarantees there is something to stimulate every learner. | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The English Language is too wide a topic even for two authors and this book has been produced in the productive company of many friends and colleagues. In particular the School of English Studies at Nottingham University represents a world-class collection of researchers and teachers whose expertise we have drawn on extensively. We would like to extend our grateful thanks to Svenja Adolphs Sarah Atkins Kathy Conklin Robbie Dewa Zoltán Dornyei Kevin Harvey Dawn Knight Christina Lee Mike McCarthy John McKenny John McRae Richard Marsden Roshni Mooneeram Nicola Royan Norbert Schmitt Violeta Sotirova and Katie Wales. The incomparable Ron Carter embodies the nearest we can imagine to an expert across the entire field and his advice throughout the whole writing process has been invaluable. Equally we would also like to thank Sara Mills for perceptive and speedy advice and the numerous authors in the RELI series for useful comments and for reading through drafts. We are grateful to Phoebe Lin for her help with translations of the Hong Kong advertising data. The Hong Kong street scene photographs were taken by Matt Green. Our thanks to him for his permission to use these images. Thanks also to Chris Mullany and Carol Rees for providing some excellent conversational data. We would also like to thank Nadia Seemungal Eloise Cook Catherine Foley and Louisa Semlyen at Routledge for perspicacity and patience. Thanks and love to Joanna Gavins and Matt Green for creating space for another project and to Ada Stockwell and Edith Stockwell whose first adventures in language appear in this book. The authors and publishers would like to thank the following for permission to reproduce copyright material Beverley Collins and Inger Mees the editors Paul Foulkes and Gerry Docherty and Arnold publishers for an extract from Urban Voices 2000 The estate of John Sinclair for extracts from Trust the Text Language Corpus and Discourse Routledge 2004 Joan Cutting the journal .