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Books: Disciplinarity: Christie, Maton (Eds)

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Subject: Disciplinarity: Christie, Maton (Eds)
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Title: DisciplinaritySubtitle: Functional Linguistic and Sociological PerspectivesPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)

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Editor: Frances ChristieEditor: Karl Maton

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


Disciplinary knowledge is under threat in the modern world. Claims abound thatwe are entering a landscape in which the division of disciplines is obsolete,implying a commitment to outdated values in scholarship.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 theworldview of dominant social groups. By addressing and challenging suchclaims, this edited collection argues that proclamations of the death ofdisciplines have been greatly overstated.

Not only are the notions of disciplinarity still important for understandinghow we come to know the world, but this volume demonstrates how significantdisciplinarity is to understanding different forms of knowledge if we wish toimprove the building of knowledge and educational practice. Using analyticaltools from systemic functional linguistics theory and social realistsociology, this volume illustrates how different disciplines can collaborateand cross-fertilize successfully, without losing their distinctive insightsand disciplinary integrity. The subsequent theory developed will therebyextend both linguistic and sociological approaches to the topic and make amajor contribution to educational theory.

'A timely and challenging text that brings together cutting edge thinking ondisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity by leading social realist scholars andwork 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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