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Relations and Function Within and Around Language. (reprint, 2002).

0826478751

Relations and function within and around language. (reprint, 2002)

Ed. by Peter H. Fries et al.

Continuum Publishing Group

2005

399 pages

$32.95

Paperback

Open linguistics series

P147

Recent publishing in linguistics indicates scholars are moving toward using corpora in analysis of both spoken and written text. However, there are few detailed discussions of the language of a single oral text from multiple perspectives. This collection of 11 articles addresses that lack by focusing on language as a network of functional relations involving a context which is also a network of functional relations. Theoretical topics include the systemic- functional tradition, the global model program of one text, the flow of information in a written English text, intrastratal and interstratal relations in language and their functions, and ideology, intertextuality and the communications of science. Topics on applications include memory and discourse, highlighting in stratificational-cognitive linguistics, interpreting discourse, prosody and emotion in a sample of real speech, phasal analysis within communication and some aspects of coherence in a conversation.

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