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Name: Edward  McDonald
Institution: University of New South Wales
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: NSW
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: Meaningful Arrangement: exploring the syntactic description of texts (Equinox 2008)

Learning Chinese, Turning Chinese: challenges to becoming sinophone in a globalised world
Announced on LINGUIST :  Meaningful Arrangement
Courses Taught: Writing Systems in East Asian Cultures
Systemic Functional Grammar
Reviewer of: General Linguistics: Chandler (2002) (LL Issue 14.2416)
Ling Theories: Botha (2003) (LL Issue 16.1497)
Syntax/Ling Theories: Culicover & Jackendoff (2005) (LL Issue 17.718)
Meaning-Centered Grammar (LL Issue 18.1000)
Invitation to Systemic Functional Linguistics through the Cardiff Grammar (LL Issue 22.4122)

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