Linguistic Choice across Genres

Variation in spoken and written English

| Universitat de València
| University of Nottingham
ISBN 9789027236630 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781556198748 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027275707 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
This book, based on revised papers originally delivered at the VII International Systemic Functional Workshop in Valencia in 1995, explores some of the choices open to speakers and writers for the expression of meaning in different socio-cultural contexts. Many of the papers draw their inspiration from models of language developed by Michael Halliday and in particular recent theories of variation in relation to texts and genres explored by Halliday and his followers. There is an emphasis on the interdependence and interaction of linguistic choices across sentence boundaries and speaking turns, and also a consistent focus across many papers on the importance of lexicogrammar in the construction of texts. Several papers examine the differences between native-speaker and non-native-speaker choices in speech and writing.
The volume also contributes to our understanding of differences and similarities between spoken and written varieties of English and of the central significance of interpersonal functions in the communication of messages. By drawing on naturally-occurring data collected on a range of genres as diverse as philosophy articles, scientific research papers, emergency telephone calls, and casual conversation, contributors both refine descriptions of the relations between text and context and offer numerous new insights and analyses.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 158]  1998.  viii, 347 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Meaning as work: Individuals, society and the production of representational resources
Gunther Kress
I Written Genres
Resonance in text
Geoff Thompson †
Conditional expressions: Meanings and realizations in two genres
Thomas Bloor
Pragmatic, stylistic and grammatical limitations on choice: A study of cause-effect signalling in English
Michael P. Jordan
Functional variations in NG premodifiers in written English
Vicente López-Folgado
Information progression strategies in administrative forms: A cross-linguistic study
Angela Downing and Julia Lavid-López
Interpersonal choices in academic work
Eija Ventola
The consequences of choice: Discursive positioning in an art institution
Louise J. Ravelli
Lexical and grammatical choices in innovative language use in computer science
Meriel Bloor
Scientific discourse as interaction: Scientific articles vs. popularizations
Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich and Antonia Sánchez-Macarro
Rhetorical relations and subordination in L2 writing
Katja Pelsmaekers, Chris Braecke and Ronald Geluykens
II Spoken Genres
Quality choice and quality control
Gordon H. Tucker
Modality in the therapeutic dialogue
Adrienne Chambon and Daniel Simeoni
The conversational dynamics of interactional dispute in conflictive calls for emergency assistance: A single case study
Luis Perez-Gonzalez
Friends or strangers: Only their phases show for sure
Karen Malcolm
Lars Porsena and my bonk manager: A systemic-functional study in the semogenesis of the language of swearing
Robert Veltman
Intonation choices in the English of non-native speakers: An exploratory study
Martin Hewings
Index of subjects
Index of names
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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