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Competing Discourses: Perspective and Ideology in Language (Real Language Series) by David A. Lee
Critical Language Awareness (Real Language Series) by Norman Fairclough
Disorders of Discourse: Speech Barriers and Sociolinguistics (Real Language) by Ruth Wodak
Gender and discourse : language and power in politics, the Church and organisations by Clare Walsh
Language, Bureaucracy and Social Control (Real Language Series) by Srikant Sarangi
London Jamaican: A Case Study in Language Contact (Real Language Series) by Mark Sebba
Real English: The Grammar of English Dialects in the British Isles (Real Language Series) by James Milroy
Rethinking Language and Gender Research: Theory and Practice (Real Language Series) by Victoria L. Bergvall
Social Literacies: Critical Approaches to Literacy in Development, Ethnography and Education (Real Language Series) by Brian V. Street
Text, Discourse and Context: Representations of Poverty in Britain (Real Language)
Women, Men and Politeness (Real Language Series) by Janet Holmes

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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