Choice in Language: Applications in Text Analysis

O’Grady, G., Bartlett, T. and Fontaine, L. (Eds.) (2013) Choice in Language: Applications in Text Analysis. Series: Functional linguistics. Equinox: Sheffield. ISBN 9781908049544

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The notion of Choice provides a constant underlying theme to work in Systemic Functional Linguistics, whether this is concerned with in-depth description of the system of lexicogrammatical options available within specific languages, or with the analysis of the semiotic and/or social implications of the choices taken within specific texts. Yet, to date, little has been published exploring the applicability of choice across various contexts. Choice in Language addresses this gap by presenting a selection of writings from internationally renowned authors that develop the analytical perspective of choice across wide-ranging contexts and, in some cases, in languages other than English. The book demonstrates the value of Systemic Functional Linguistics as an ‘applicable’ linguistics, which is a core tool in broader fields such as pedagogy, literary studies and critical discourse analysis.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bartlett, Dr Tom
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics

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