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Fri Dec 05 2014

Books: Text Linguistics: Halliday, Webster

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Date: 03-Dec-2014
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Subject: Text Linguistics: Halliday, Webster
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Title: Text Linguistics
Subtitle: The How and Why of Meaning
Series Title: Equinox Textbooks and Surveys in Linguistics
Published: 2014
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd

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Author: M. A.K. Halliday
Author: Jonathan J. Webster
Hardback: ISBN: 9781904768470 Pages: 436 Price: U.S. $ 99.95 Comment: £65
Paperback: ISBN: 9781904768487 Pages: 436 Price: U.S. $ 39.95 Comment: £25

Whether prose or poetry, how does a text come to mean what it does? A functional-semantic approach to text analysis, such as is illustrated in this book, offers a revealing look at the resources of language at work in the creation of meaning, and a unique perspective on the text as object of study.

This collaborative work between M.A.K. Halliday, the founder of Systemic Functional Linguistics, and Jonathan Webster, the editor of Halliday's eleven volume collected works, draws on a considerable body of Halliday's previously unpublished work, including lectures on fundamental concepts in Systemic-Functional Theory, to present a foundational overview suitable to those who are new to the theory and methodology of Systemic Functional Grammar and Rhetorical Structure Theory. Building on this foundation, section two presents the findings from several case studies in text analysis, demonstrating how to conduct detailed functional-semantic analysis of the speeches of Billy Graham, Barack Obama, Richard Nixon, Steve Jobs and Susan Rice. This second section will benefit both beginners and those who have already had some background in the study of linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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