Language as Behaviour, Language as Code

A study of academic English

| Carleton University, Ottawa
ISBN 9789027250186 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781556191107 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027283276 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
This work arose from the desire to teach foreign students in North America a particular variety of language used in their disciplines (speech situations), whereupon the inadequacy or non-existence of previous study became apparent. Given this raison d'être, the work first illustrates one approach to the analysis of language in order to test whether something of significance can be said about the typology of texts and discourse. The approach chosen is Systemic Functional Grammar, with its roots in the Prague School of Linguistics and the London School of J.R. Firth, a theory that is particularly able to show how situational factors affect codal choices. Secondly, the author proceeds to use this theory and one language variety (academic speech) to illustrate the influence of speech situational components on the codal selections in the language variety. Since the impetus for the work is pedagogical, the book concludes with a brief reappraisal of the analysis model and a discussion of some of the pedagogical implications stemming from the analysis. Since the work is also theoretical, the implications of the study for the model of grammar are thoroughly explored.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 8]  1990.  ix, 304 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The Social Functional Tradition and Approach
Situating the Analysis
Phasal Analysis
Registerial Constructs
Similarities and Differences Among The Spoken Discourses and Written Texts
A Reappraisal of the Model of Analysis
Pedagogical Implications
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  90023244 | Marc record