A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
This book provides an introduction to genre analysis from the perspective
of the 'Sydney School' of functional linguistics. Chapter 1 introduces our
general orientation to genre from the perspective of system and structure,
and places genre within our general model of language and social context.
Chapters 2-5 deal with five major families of genres (stories, histories,
reports, explanations and procedures), introducing a range of descriptive
tools and theoretical developments along the way. Finally in Chapter 6 we
deal with a range of issues arising for genre analysis in a model of this
kind. The book has been written for a readership of functional linguists,
discourse analysts and educational linguists, including their post-graduate
and advanced undergraduate students.