Investigating English Discourse is a collection of essays that address the discourse of "English" as a subject of teaching and learning. Ronald Carter draws on recent applied linguistic work in the discourse analysis of English to link theory with practice. Written in a clear, accessible manner, Carter includes examples from advertisements, poetry, jokes and public notices. Topics include grammar, correctness and standard English, critical language awareness and literacy, language and creativity, and discourse theory.
In this challenging and at times controversial book Ronald Carter addresses the discourse of ‘English’ as a subject of teaching and learning.
Among the key topics investigated are: • grammar in use • correctness and standard English • critical language awareness and literacy • language and creativity • the methodological integration of language and literature in the curriculum • discourse theory and textual interpretation