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Critical reading and writing

Critical reading and writing

Goatly, Andrew, 1950-

This textbook uses many examples from the texts encountered in everyday life to enable students to discover the power relations involved in reading and writing texts, and to make the linguistic choices to achieve their writing purposes

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2000
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ISBN: 0415195594, 0415195608, 9780415195591, 9780415195607
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 304p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Authors and readers.; Literary form.; Creative Writing; Critical thinking.; Literature History and criticism Theory, etc.; Authorship; Academic writing.; English language Rhetoric.


  1. Introduction 1. Genre and the organisation of text 2. Text and conceptual meaning 3. Texts and interpersonal meaning 4. Interpreting discourse 5. Reading and writing positions 6. Intertextuality 7. Adverts and consumerism 8. Fiction and feminism 9. News and institutional power 10. Nature, vocabulary and grammar Comments on Activities References Index/Glossary of Linguistic Terms Name Index

Author note

Andrew Goatly has taught English Language and Linguistics in colleges and universities in the UK, Rwanda, Thailand, Singapore, and Hong Kong and is currently Associate Professor at Lingnan College, Hong Kong. He is the author of The Language of Metaphors(Routledge, 1997).


'Provides lucid, clearly illustrated, concise explanations and well thought out exercises that will give students the competence, confidence and motivation to engage critically with texts. An invaluable coursebook.'- Chris Christie, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University