This book is aimed at all those who wish to carry out close study of the way the English language is used in real situations. Hilary Hillier adopts a 'learning by doing' approach, presenting a series of small research studies which demonstrate a range of analytical perspectives and linguistic frameworks. Texts include informal talk, fictional narrative, newspaper reports, political speeches and TV advertisements. Analysing Real Texts will inspire readers to devise comparable studies of their own, drawing on their individual interests, background and experience.
HILARY HILLIER has taught Modern English Language at the University of Nottingham and at The Open University, East Midlands Region. She is currently a freelance writer and researcher.