Oxford University Press
OCR AS and A Level English Language
Susan Aykin, Juliet Harrison, David Kinder, Nicky Winder
OCR AS and A Level English Language
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This book prepares students and teachers for the requirements of the 2015 OCR A Level English Language specification. Structured and written to develop the skills on which students will be assessed in the exams and coursework, students of all abilities, through the source texts, book features and approach, will be able to make clear progress. The book offers students the opportunity to build on skills acquired at GCSE, extending them into their A Level course, ensuring that they are fully prepared for the assessment requirements of the qualifications and that students become successful, independent all-round learners. This brand new book includes the latest thinking and research thus maintaining relevance and instilling confidence in the resource. Whether students are taking AS or A Level OCR English Language, this resource offers guidance and activities to help all students achieve their potential.

Front Cover
Title Page
1 Language exploration
First things first
Next steps: register and formality Register
Language levels
Putting it all together
2 Comparing and contrasting texts
Conversation: Introduction
Spoken versus written
Looking more closely at spoken language
Variation in speech
Tackling spoken texts in the exam
3 Language in use
Language and power
Language and gender
Language and technology
4 Child language acquisition
Child language acquisition: an overview
The key stages of child language acquisition
Theories and concepts of child language acquisition
Dealing with child language acquisition data
5 Language in the media
Language, the media and different forms of technology
Context and new technologies
Exploring media texts with reference totheories and concepts
Language and technological advances and responding to exam questions
6 Language change
Introducing language change
Prescriptivist and descriptivist approaches to language change
The role of science
The codification of English
The implementation of Standard English
Preparing to answer an exam question
Feedback on activities
Glossary: Key terms
Back Cover
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