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Relations and Functions within and around Language : Open Linguistics - Michael Cummings

Relations and Functions within and around Language

Open Linguistics

By: Michael Cummings (Editor), Peter H. Fries (Editor), David Lockwood (Editor), William Spruiell (Editor)

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This book describes language as a network of functional relations involving a context which is also a network of functional relations. The essays in Part I present several perspectives on the theory of language as functional relations. The essays in Part II discuss an oral text using a variety of functional perspectives. All of the essays are by linguists interested in oral and written texts who have achieved international recognition in their fields. Illustrated in this book are cognitive, social construction, social praxis and anthropological approaches to the description of text. Currently in linguistics there is a movement towards careful use of corpora in linguistic and text analysis. This movement has involved the use of written corpora, spoken corpora and corpora which consist of combinations of spoken and written text. But little detailed discussion of the language of a single oral text from multiple perspectives has been published. Most text analyzes address written texts - often literary works. This book is among the first to integrate the analysis of the language of spoken and written texts.

Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Relations and Functions within and around Language: The Systemic-Functional Traditionp. 13
Ideology, Intertextuality and the Communication of Sciencep. 32
Interpersonal Meaning and the Discursive Construction of Action, Attitudes and Values: The Global Modal Program of One Textp. 56
The Flow of Information in a Western English Textp. 117
Intrastratal and Interstratal Relations in Language and Their Functionsp. 156
Memory and Discoursep. 189
Highlighting in Stratificational-Cognitive Linguisticsp. 225
Interpreting Discoursep. 256
Prosody and Emotion in a Sample of Real Speechp. 277
Phasal Analysis within Communication Linguistics: Two Contrastive Discoursesp. 316
Some Aspects of Coherence in a Conversationp. 346
Conversation (Interview) between Sue and Kayp. 377
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9780826453686
ISBN-10: 0826453686
Series: Open Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 1st June 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1