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The Language of Evaluation : Appraisal in English - J. R. Martin

The Language of Evaluation

Appraisal in English

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9781403904096
Number Of Pages: 278

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This is the first comprehensive account of the Appraisal Framework, an approach developed over the past decade for analyzing the language of evaluation, the linguistic realization of attitudes, judgments and emotion and the ways in which these evaluations are negotiated interpersonally. The underlying linguistic theory is explained and justified, and the application of this flexible tool, which has been applied to a wide variety of text and discourse analysis issues including classroom interaction, academic English, literary stylistics, language of the law and of health professionals, political rhetoric and casual conversation, is demonstrated throughout by sample text analyses drawn from a range of registers, genres and fields.

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Modelling appraisal resourcesp. 1
Appraisal in a functional model of languagep. 7
Situating appraisal in SFLp. 33
Appraisal - an overviewp. 34
Appraisal and other traditions of evaluative language analysisp. 38
Outline of this bookp. 40
Attitude: Ways of Feelingp. 42
Kinds of feelingp. 42
Affectp. 45
Judgementp. 52
Appreciationp. 56
Bordersp. 58
Indirect realisationsp. 61
Beyond attitudep. 68
Analysing attitudep. 69
Engagement and Graduation: Alignment, Solidarity and the Construed Readerp. 92
Introduction: a dialogic perspectivep. 92
Value position, alignment and the putative readerp. 95
The resources of intersubjective stance: an overview of engagementp. 97
Engagement and the dialogistic status of bare assertionsp. 98
Heteroglossia: dialogic contraction and expansionp. 102
Entertain: the dialogistic expansiveness of modality and evidentialityp. 104
Dialogistic expansion through the externalised proposition - attributionp. 111
The resources of dialogic contraction - overview: disclaim and proclaimp. 117
Disclaim: deny (negation)p. 118
Disclaim: counterp. 120
Proclaim: concur, pronounce and endorsep. 121
Proclaim: concurp. 122
Proclaim: endorsementp. 126
Proclaim: pronouncep. 127
Engagement, intertextuality and the grammar of reported speechp. 133
Graduation: an overviewp. 135
Graduation: focusp. 137
Graduation: force - intensification and quantificationp. 140
Force: intensificationp. 141
Force: quantificationp. 148
Force (intensification and quantification), attitude and writer-reader relationshipsp. 152
Analysing intersubjective positioningp. 153
Evaluative Key: Taking a Stancep. 161
Introductionp. 161
Evaluative key in journalistic discourse - the 'voices' of news, analysis and commentaryp. 164
Evaluative key and the discourses of secondary-school historyp. 184
Stancep. 186
Signaturep. 203
Evaluation and reactionp. 206
Coda...p. 207
Enacting Appraisal: Text Analysisp. 210
Appraising discoursep. 210
War or Peace: a rhetoric of grief and hatredp. 212
Mourning: an unfortunate case of keystone copsp. 234
Envoip. 260
Referencesp. 262
Indexp. 274
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ISBN: 9781403904096
ISBN-10: 140390409X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1