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Title: The Language of Evaluation
Subtitle: Appraisal in English
Written By: James R. Martin
Peter R. R. White
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=266601
Description:

The first comprehensive account of the Appraisal Framework, a newly
developed approach to analysing the language of evaluation and stance. The
authors offer new insights into the nature of evaluative language and into
its social and rhetorical functionality. They explore the role evaluative
meanings play in the dissemination of ideology, in the construction of
textual styles and authorial identities, and in the negotiation of
speaker/listener, writer/reader relationships. Under the influence of
Bakhtin's notion that all language is in some way dialogic, the authors
also offer a re-interpretation of the semantics of modality, evidentiality,
attribution, concession and negation. This re-interpretation provides a new
understanding of how written texts project onto their reader's particular
beliefs and values, and how they negotiate relationships of rapport between
writer and reader. The book offers guidance in how the Framework can be
applied in textual analyses and includes detailed analyses of texts drawn
from the media, politics, academia, and fiction.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 1403904103
ISBN-13: 9781403904102
Pages: 296
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