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Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis : Studies in Social Change - Lynne Young

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis

Studies in Social Change

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One of the main purposes of the collection is to make explicit the connections between SFL and CDA - two approaches to the study of language. This volume is the first to make explicit this connection so that novices as well as experienced researchers examining the two fields under "one microscope" can more fully understand how they are related and how CDA can draw on analytical tools rooted in SFL. The book has several aims: to extend the connections between SFL and CDA; to provide analyses of social change that are rooted in linguistic theory and methodology, specifically SFL which provides a solid analytical foundation that helps researchers avoid ideological bias; to critically analyse discursive material that includes, but is not limited to, media; and finally to offer a broad range of international perspectives on the role of discourse in changing social practices and patterns.

List of Contributorsp. vii
Introduction to the Collectionp. 1
Theoretical Section
Analysing Discursive Variationp. 15
Predication, Propagation, and Mediation: SFL, CDA, and the Inculcation of Evaluative-Meaning Systemsp. 53
Mapping Distinction: Towards a Systemic Representation of Power in Languagep. 68
Role Prescriptions, Social Practices, and Social Structures: A Sociological Basis for the Contextualization of Analysis in SFL and CDAp. 85
Applied Section: National Identity
Critical Discourse Analysis in Researching Language in the New Capitalism: Overdetermination, Transdisciplinarity, and Textual Analysisp. 103
Prolegomena to a Discursive Model of Malaysian National Identityp. 123
Celebrating Singapore's Development: An Analysis of the Millennium Stampsp. 139
The Representation of Social Actors in the Globe and Mail during the Break-up of the Former Yugoslaviap. 155
Applied Section: Institutional Identity
Authority and Its Role in the Pedagogic Relationship of Schoolingp. 173
The Principal's Book: Discursively Reconstructing a Culture of Teaching and Learning in an Umlazi High Schoolp. 202
Representations of Rape in the Discourse of Legal Decisionsp. 217
Bureaucratic Discourse: Writing in the 'Comfort Zone'p. 231
Charismatic Business Leader Rhetoric: From Transaction to Transformationp. 247
Ideological Resources in Biotechnology Press Releases: Patterns of Theme/Rheme and Given/Newp. 264
We have the Power--Or do We: Pronouns of Power in a Union Contextp. 280
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780826467744
ISBN-10: 0826467741
Series: Open Linguistics (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.6  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1