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Tue Mar 11 2008

Bonus: from Continuum Books!

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Date: 11-Mar-2008
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Bonus: from Continuum Books!

Continuum, one of our supporting publishers, has stepped up this year to help us
during Fund Drive in a terrific way. Continuum is offering an outstanding bonus
to all those people who donate over $70 in the first two weeks of our 2008 Fund
Drive. All those who donate more than $70 during the first two weeks of Fund Drive
this year can pick one of the titles from the list below.

Hurry and donate to take advantage of this offer! To place your donation and
select your Continuum title go to: < http://linguistlist.org/donation/ >

Continuum Titles:

1. "Computational and Quantitative Studies"
Author: M.A.K. Halliday
Edited by Jonathan J. Webster
Year: 2006
ISBN13: 9780826488268
Series Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Description:
Throughout his career Professor Halliday has continued to address the issue of
the application of linguistic scholarship to Computational and Quantitative Studies.
The sixth volume in the collected works of Professor M. A. K. Halliday includes
works that span the last five decades, covering developments in machine translation
and corpus linguistics. The principles and methods outlined in these papers remain
as relevant today as when they were first published, continuing to point the way
forward in an endeavour where success depends more on advancing our knowledge of
language than machines.

2. "Language of Early Childhood"
Author: M.A.K. Halliday
Edited by Jonathan J. Webster
Year: 2006
ISBN13: 9780826488251
Series Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Description:
This fourth volume contains sixteen papers that look at the development of early
childhood language. They are presented in three parts: infancy and protolanguage;
the transition from child tongue to mother tongue; and early language and learning.
The sociolinguistic account of the early development of the mother tongue presented
by Professor Halliday is based on his intensive study of the language of one
particular child, Nigel, for the period from nine- to eighteen months. The complete
'Nigel Transcripts' are included as a CD with this volume.

3. "Language of Science"
Author: M.A.K. Halliday
Edited by Jonathan J. Webster
Year: 2006
ISBN13: 9780826488275
Series Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Description:
'Halliday's investigations into grammatical metaphor take us deeply into the way
we construct and expand meanings, starting with representations of concrete experienced
events and ending with theoretical worlds populated by abstract entities linked
through generalized relations and causalities. He finds these processes most
strikingly in the development of the modern sciences that have historically created
robust virtual worlds of theory from observable material events. He sees the same
processes of grammatical metaphor as children learn to participate in our built
symbolic environment, particularly as they are introduced to these meaning systems
in schools, an institution designed expressly for that purpose.' Professor Charles
Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara.

4. "Linguistic Studies of Text and Discourse"
Author: M.A.K. Halliday
Year: 2006
ISBN13: 9780826488237
Series Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Description:
The papers in this volume focus on the application of systemic functional grammar
to the analysis of texts, both highly-valued and everyday, both written and spoken.
Presenting detailed linguistic analyses of specific texts, ranging from the
highly-valued by such authors as William Golding, J.B. Priestly, Alfred Lord Tennyson,
and Charles Darwin, to the more everyday variety, such as a fund-raising letter
and part of a doctoral defense, Halliday explores the power of grammar at work to
create meaning, to change our lives for better or worse. Each text is studied as
one would any kind of language, in terms of the linguistic resources that contribute
to the realization of its 'meaning potential'. Not only are the analyses interesting
for what they reveal about the texts under investigation, but also instructive in
the practice and methods of systemic grammar analysis.

5. "On Grammar"
Author: M.A.K. Halliday
Year: 2005
ISBN13: 9780826488220
Series Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Description:
This first volume contains seventeen papers, including a new chapter entitled 'A
Personal Perspective', in which Halliday offers his own current perspective on
language and linguistic theory. The first part of the book presents early papers
(1957-66) on basic concepts such as system, structure, class and rank. The second
part highlights how, over the span of two decades (the 1960s to mid-1980s),
Halliday developed systemic theory to account for linguistic phenomena extending
upward through the ranks from word to clause to text. The last part, 'Construing
and Abstracting', includes more recent work, in which Halliday discusses the
issues confronting those who study linguistics, using Firth's description of
linguistics - 'language turned back on itself'.

6. "On Language and Linguistics"
Author: M.A.K. Halliday
Edited by Jonathan J. Webster
Year: 2006
ISBN13: 9780826488244
Description:
This third volume includes papers that explore different aspects of language from
a systemic functional perspective. The papers are organized into three sections:
the place of linguistics as a discipline; linguistics and language; and language
as social semiotic. In addition, there is a new work from Professor Halliday,
entitled 'On the "architecture" of human language', in which he focuses on the
assumptions or working hypotheses that enabled him to explore important questions
about this massive semiotic power called 'language'.


Visit the Continuum site to view more titles you may be interested in purchasing
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