Language Topics

Essays in honour of Michael Halliday

Volume 2

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This second volume in honour of Michael Halliday contains three sections: The Design of Language, Text and Discourse and Exploring Language as Social Semiotic, and concludes with a recent interview conducted by Paul Thibault in which Halliday provides further insights in his theory of language. The essential design features of language are semantic, lexico-grammatical and phonological. Text for Halliday is a semantic unit expressed by the lexico-grammatical and phonological patterns in language. The papers in the first section study aspects of these three strata of language and the relation between them. The second section deals with units higher than the clause complex and the papers there attempt to integrate the analysis of the lexico-grammatical and phonological systems into higher level discourse units. The papers in the third section develop the notion of language as social semiotic which is central to Haliday’s model of language.
[Not in series, LT 2]  1987.  xvi, 669 pp.
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Table of Contents
Volume I
Contributors
xiii
Introduction
Ross Steele
xix
Comprehensive bibliography of books and articles
M.A.K. Halliday †
xxiii
1. Starting Points
Sentence patterns and predicate classes
Frantisek Danes
3
On two starting points of communication
Jan Firbas
23
The position of Czech linguistics in theme-focus research
Petr Sgall
47
J.R. Firth in retrospect: a view from the eighties
Eugénie J.A. Henderson
57
Daniel Jones' “classical” model of pronunciation training: an applied linguistic revaluation
John L.M. Trim
69
The Linguistic Sciences and Language Teaching revisited
Peter Strevens
79
2. Language Development
“Don't you get bored speaking only English?”: Expressions of metalinguistic awareness in a bilingual child
Michael Clyne
85
Toward practical theory: Halliday applied
Jerome C. Harste
105
Development of referential cohesion in a child's monologues
Katherine Nelson and Elena T. Levy
119
Exploring the textual properties of “proto-reading”
Christine C. Pappas
137
Before speaking: across cultures
John Regan, Zhao Shuming and Xiao-Ling Hong
163
Sharing makes sense: intersubjectivity and the making of an infant's meaning
Colwyn Trevarthen
177
The development of conversation
Gordon Wells and Mary Gutfreund
201
3. Sign, Context and Change
Today
Kenneth L. Pike
229
For Michael Halliday: in hoc signo vinces: sign design
Thomas A. Sebeok
231
George Herbert's Love III and its many mansions
R.J. Handscombe
233
The past and prejudice: toward de-mythologizing the English canon
Braj B. Kachru
245
Writing systems and language change in English
Angus McIntosh
257
On the major diseases of linguistics with some suggested cures and antidotes
Adam Makkai
269
“Breaking the Seal of Time”: the pragmatics of poetics
Jacob L. Mey
281
The use of systemic linguistics in translation analysis and criticism
Peter Newmark
293
Le graphémique et l'iconique dans le message
Bernard Pottier
305
Order and entropy in natural language
Andrew Schiller
315
Sign and signifex
W.C. Watt
333
The practice and theory of translation
Colin Yallop
347
4. Language Around the World
Grammatical relations, semantic roles and topic-comment structure in a New Guinea Highland language: Harway
Bernard Comrie
355
Toward a bilingual dictionary of idioms: Hindi-English
Yamuna Kachru
367
Mind your language: conscious and unconscious structuring in Swahili
Joan Maw
379
Communicative functions of particles in Singapore English
John Platt
391
Place-name study in Japan
Seiji Shibata
403
Teaching English as a second language in India: focus on objectives
Shivendra K. Verma
417
The impersonal verb construction in Australian languages
Michael Walsh
425
Semantics and world view in languages of the Santa Cruz Archipelago, Solomon Islands
Stephen A. Wurm
439
References
453
Volume II
Contributors
xi
1. The Design of Language
Reproductive furniture and extinguished professors
Jean Aitchison
3
English intensifiers and their idiosyncrasies
David J. Allerton
15
The tradition of structural analogy
John A. E. Anderson
33
Syspro: a computerized method for writing system networks and deriving selection expressions
Michael J. Cummings
45
Cultural, situational and modal labels in dictionaries of English
Arthur Delbridge
65
Morphological islands: constraint or preference?
Wolfgang U. Dressler
71
Some “dia-categories”
Jeffrey O. Ellis
81
English quantifiers from noun sources
Adrienne Lehrer
95
Two types of semantic widening and their relation to metaphor
Samuel R. Levin
107
The indefinite article and the numeral one
James P. Thorne
123
2. Text and Discourse
A comparison of process types in Poe and Melville
James D. Benson and William S. Greaves
131
Intonation and the grammar of speech
David Brazil
145
Some preliminary evidence for phonetic adjustment strategies in communication difficulty
John E. Clark, James F. Lubker and Sharon Hunnicutt
161
Evaluative text analysis
Malcolm Coulthard
181
Gobbledegook: the tyranny of linguistic conceits
Robert D. Eagleson
191
Text strategies: single, dual, multiple
Nils Erik Enkvist
203
Finishing other's talk: some structural and pragmatic features of completion offers
Allen D. Grimshaw
213
The textual basis of verbal inflections: the case of Yatzachi Zapotec
Carol C. Mock
237
On the concepts of “style” and “register” in sociolinguistics
Fred C.C. Peng
261
Social constraints on grammatical variables: tense choice in English
Guenther Plum and Ann Cowling
281
Some phonological constraints on grammatical formations: examples from four languages
Robert H. Robins
307
Collocation: a progress report
John McH. Sinclair
319
Linguistic analysis of real estate commission agreements in a civil law suit
Roger W. Shuy
333
Antithesis: a study in clause combining and discourse structure
Sandra A. Thompson and William C. Mann
359
3. Exploring Language as Social Semiotic
The hegemony of information
Richard W. Bailey
385
Many sentences and difficult texts
Mackie J.-V. Blanton
401
Explaining moments of conflict in discourse
Christopher N. Candlin
413
Is there a literary language?
Ronald Carter
431
Coherence in language and culture
Benjamin N. Colby
451
Semiotics of document design
Mary Ann Eiler
461
Notes on critical linguistics
Roger Fowler
481
Grammar, society and the pronoun
Richard A. Hudson
493
The structure of situations and the analysis of text
Bernard A. Mohan
507
The place of socio-semiotics in contemporary thought
Gordon Bruce McKellar
523
Changing the subject
Terry Threadgold
549
4. An Interview with Michael Halliday
601
References
629
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General