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Text type and texture.


Text type and texture.

Ed. by Gail Forey and Geoff Thompson.

Equinox Publishing Limited


293 pages



Functional linguistics


Former colleagues and students of Florence Davies, as well as other linguists, mark her 70th birthday with a dozen long-stem essays on one of her favorite themes: the textual resources that are used to construct texture, with special reference to different text types. Within the theoretical framework of Systematic Functional Linguistics, they explore the choices available to writers to create interlocking meaning and wording that readers will find appropriate to the socio-cultural and discourse environment of the text. The topics include the textual metafunction as a site for discussing the goals of linguistics and techniques of linguistic analysis, thematic content in peer reviews of scientific papers, the texturing of historical interpretation in the multi-media layout in school history books, and cultural stereotype and modality in Brazilian and Portuguese meetings. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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Date:May 1, 2009
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