Text and Context in Functional Linguistics

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| University of Brunei Darussalam
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The shift towards a sociolinguistic approach to the analysis of language in the last few decades has necessitated new definitions for a number of concepts that linguists have taken for granted for a long time. This volume attempts to demystify the important notions of ‘text’ and ‘context’ by providing clear definitions and examples within the assumptions of Systemic Functional (SF) linguistics. After a discussion of the role and significance of context by three eminent SF linguists in section one, the influence of context on text is dealt with in section two ‘From Context to Language’. Section three ‘From Language to Context’ considers textual features and their relationship to contextual factors. All the contributors base their analyses on data collected from a variety of spoken and written registers of contemporary English.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 169]  1999.  xviii, 340 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
Notes on the Contributors
ix
Introduction
xi
1. The notion of “context” in language education
M.A.K. Halliday †
1
2. Modelling context: a crooked path of progress in contextual linguistics
J.R. Martin
25
3. Context in dynamic modelling
Michael O’Donnell
63
4. Acting the part: lexico-grammatical choices and contextual factors
Geoff Thompson †
101
5. Textual features and contextual factors for register identification
Mohsen Ghadessy
125
6. Investigating institutionalization in context
Wendy L. Bowcher
141
7. Context, material situation and text
Carmel Cloran
177
8. Speaking with reference to context
Ruqaiya Hasan †
219
Name Index
329
Subject Index
333
“Readers interested in Systemic Functional Linguistics will find this volume instrumental in examining text and context.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  98050930