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LINGUIST List 23.5336

Tue Dec 18 2012

Books: Disciplinarity: Christie, Maton (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Dec-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Disciplinarity: Christie, Maton (Eds)
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Title: Disciplinarity
Subtitle: Functional Linguistic and Sociological Perspectives
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
http://www.continuumbooks.com


Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/disciplinarity-functional-linguistic-and-sociological-perspectives-9781441169242/


Editor: Frances Christie
Editor: Karl Maton

Paperback: ISBN: 1441169245 9781441169242 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 27.99


Abstract:

Disciplinary knowledge is under threat in the modern world. Claims abound that
we are entering a landscape in which the division of disciplines is obsolete,
implying a commitment to outdated values in scholarship. Notions of
‘discipline' are critiqued as reflecting social power and representing the
worldview of dominant social groups. By addressing and challenging such
claims, this edited collection argues that proclamations of the death of
disciplines have been greatly overstated.

Not only are the notions of disciplinarity still important for understanding
how we come to know the world, but this volume demonstrates how significant
disciplinarity is to understanding different forms of knowledge if we wish to
improve the building of knowledge and educational practice. Using analytical
tools from systemic functional linguistics theory and social realist
sociology, this volume illustrates how different disciplines can collaborate
and cross-fertilize successfully, without losing their distinctive insights
and disciplinary integrity. The subsequent theory developed will thereby
extend both linguistic and sociological approaches to the topic and make a
major contribution to educational theory.

'A timely and challenging text that brings together cutting edge thinking on
disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity by leading social realist scholars and
work on functional linguistics inspired by Halliday and Hasan.' John Beck,
Director of Studies in Education, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, UK




Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Systemic Functional Linguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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