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.