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LINGUIST List 17.3087

Fri Oct 20 2006

Books: Discourse Analysis: Coffin

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Simone Gilson, Historical Discourse: Coffin


Message 1: Historical Discourse: Coffin
Date: 19-Oct-2006
From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Historical Discourse: Coffin


Title: Historical Discourse
Subtitle: The Language of Time, Cause and Evaluation
Series Title: Continuum Discourse
Published: 2006
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: www.continuumbooks.com/search/default.aspx?SearchTypeID=1&SearchText=sociolinguistics&Imprint

Author: Caroline Coffin
Hardback: ISBN: 0826487769 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

Historical Discourse analyses the importance of the language of time, cause
and evaluation in both texts which students at secondary school are
required to read, and their own writing for assessment. In contrast to
studies which have denied that history has a specialised language, Caroline
Coffin demonstrates through a detailed study of historical texts, that
writing about the past requires different genres, lexical and grammatical
structures. In this analysis, language emerges as a powerful tool for
making meaning in historical writing. Presupposing no prior knowledge of
systemic functional linguistics, this insightful book will be of interest
to researchers in applied linguistics and discourse analysis, as well as
history educators.


'Coffin's functional linguistics perspective provides a rigorous and
comprehensive analysis of the texts of secondary school history, both those
that students read and those they need to learn to write. This is an
original and welcome contribution to debates about how to develop students'
historical understanding' - Professor Mary Schleppegrell, University of
Michigan, USA


'This book makes a major contribution to the study of historical discourse
and while it will be of interest to teachers of history, it will in
addition be of considerable interest to those who work in discourse studies
generally- linguists, applied linguists and educational linguists.' -
Frances Christie, Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne and Honorary
Professor, University of Sydney, Australia.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=21881


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