Complete English Language for Cambridge International AS & A Level
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Complete English Language for Cambridge International AS & A Level

By Julian Pattison, Duncan Williams
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Book Description

Equip your students for success with complete support for the latest Cambridge AS & A Level English Language syllabus (9093), for examination from 2021. Written by Cambridge examiners, the accessible, exam-focused approach embeds complex language skills and fully equips students for their exams.



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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • AS Level
    • 1 Introduction to AS Level English Language
      • → How will I be assessed?
    • 2 A toolbox for textual analysis
      • → Genre and context
      • → Voice and point of view
      • → Structure, form and cohesion
      • → Lexis and diction
      • → Style, register and tone
      • → Grammar
      • → Metaphorical language
      • → Spoken and written language
      • → Conclusion
    • 3 Language issues
      • → Advertising
      • → Language and attitides
      • → Language change and variation
      • → English, the internet, and electronic communication
      • → Diaries, autobiographies and biographies
      • → Conclusion
    • 4 Paper 1: Reading
      • → Section A: Directed response – what’s involved?
      • → How am I going to tackle the questions?
      • → Sample questions
      • → Section B: Text analysis – what’s involved?
      • → How am I going to tackle the question?
      • → Worked examples
      • → Conclusion
    • 5 Paper 2: Writing
      • → Section A: Shorter writing and reflective commentary – what’s involved?
      • → How am I going to tackle the questions?
      • → Writing your reflective commentary
      • → Section B: Extended writing – what’s involved?
      • → How am I going to tackle the question?
      • → Route 1: Imaginative writing/descriptive writing
      • → Route 2: Review/critical writing
      • → Route 3: Discursive/argumentative writing
      • → Conclusion
    • 6 Conclusion to AS Level
  • A Level
  • 7 Introduction to A Level English Language
    • → How will I be assessed?
  • 8 Language change
    • → Language change and general knowledge
    • → Language change and linguistic knowledge
    • → Semantic change
    • → How to deal with language data
    • → Making simple observations and more complex inferences from language data
    • → Language change at word-level and beyond
    • → Searching the internet for language change data
    • → Exploring n-gram graphs and corpus data
    • → Context and collocate searches
    • → Conclusion
  • 9 Child Language Acquisition
    • → Transcripts of children’s spoken language
    • → Spoken language in a written form
    • → Analysing spoken language
    • → Different kinds of research
    • → Reinforcement and revision
  • 10 English in the world
    • → A reminder
    • → English in the world: the global language?
    • → Models of World English(es)
    • → Historical factors and government attitudes: language planning
    • → Finding ideas and examples
    • → Prestige
    • → Language contact: pidgins and creoles
    • → Negative effects of the spread of English in the world
    • → Language revitalisation
    • → Professor David Crystal
    • → Conclusion
  • 11 Language and the self
    • → A reminder
    • → Child language acquisition and the self
    • → Language of thought hypothesis (LOTH)
    • → Linguistic relativity and linguistic determinism: the Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis
    • → Playing a series of parts → roles → functions
    • → Politeness strategies and ‘face’
    • → Co-operative principle and Grice’s maxims
    • → Morphology
    • → Language and gender
    • → Official language policies
    • → Stereotypes, covert sexism and ‘deviance’
    • → Language varieties and identity
    • → Conclusion
  • 12 Papers 3 and 4: Exam technique and preparation
    • → A question of balance
    • → Responding to a text in an exam (1): text-types, grouping and planning
    • → Responding to a text in an exam (2): quantitative language data
    • → Responding to a text in an exam (3): transcriptions
    • → Responding to a text in an exam (4): 400–500 words of text in Paper 4
    • → Responding to a text in an exam (5): multi-purpose texts and ‘overlap’
    • → The future of English
    • → Conclusion
  • 13 Sample questions and answers
    • → Paper 3, Section A: Language change
    • → Paper 3, Section B: Child language acquisition
    • → Paper 4, Section A: English in the world
    • → Paper 4, Section B: Language and the self
  • Glossary
  • Key reading list
  • Index
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