Title: Language and Society
Subtitle: Volume 10
Series Title: Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Author: Michael A. K. Halliday
Editor: Jonathan J. Webster
Paperback: ISBN: 1847065775 9781847065773 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 1847065775 9781847065773 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.
'...a major enterprise comparable to a grand retrospective of the painting of some prominent artist of a distinctive school.' - Roy Harris, Times Literary Supplement
The tenth volume in Professor M.A.K. Halliday's collected works includes papers focusing on Language and Society. The papers provide a framework for understanding the social meaning of language, and the relation of language to other social phenomena. The volume begins with Professor Halliday's ground-breaking work on the users and uses of language. Subsequent chapters are organized around a discussion of sociolinguistic theory, and the relation between language and social class and social structure.