What do we need to know about language and why do we need to know it? This book aims to encourage readers to become active observers of language and other modes of communicative activity. It shows how a linguistics lens can help us to understand the societies we live in and the ways in which people identify themselves and interact with each other.The authors analyze examples of everyday communicative activity, such as overheard conversations, text messages, fly posters and street signage in their discussion, which is organised around specific linguistic questions and areas of linguistic relevance. They introduce the essential tools of linguistics and show how an understanding of these tools provides an indispensable resource for informed discussion of language related issues.Exploring language and language use from a social, multilingual and intercultural perspective, this book demonstrates the relevance of linguistics not only in education and the workplace but in understanding day-to-day interaction.
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