OCR AS and A Level English Language

OCR AS and A Level English Language

By Susan Aykin, Juliet Harrison, David Kinder, Nicky Winder
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 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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