Appliable Linguistics

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  • Copyright: 2010-08-26
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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This collection of research offers an initial step in the pursuit of an appliable linguistics. Appliable Linguistics takes everyday real-life language-related problems - both theoretical and practical - in diverse social, professional and academic contexts as its starting point. It then uses and contributes to a theoretical model of language that can respond to and is appliable in the context. The concept of appliable linguistics used in this volume is informed by the work of M.A.K. Halliday, who believes that "the value of a theory lies in the use that can be made of it." The chapters in this volume thus use and contribute to an appliable linguistics that engages with a range of issues including: translation, education, language teaching/learning, multimodality, media, social policy and action, and positive discourse analysis. This collection of research is offered as an initial step in the pursuit of Appliable Linguistics, which we hope will serve as a foundation for future work across the discipline.

Author Biography

Ahmar Mahboob is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia. Naomi K. Knight is a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Appliable Linguistics: An Introductionp. 1
Pinpointing the Choice: Meaning and the Search for Equivalents in a Translated Textp. 13
Appliable Linguistics and English Language Teaching: The Scaffolding Literacy in Adult and Tertiary Environments (SLATE) Projectp. 25
Negotiating Evaluation: Story Structure and Appraisal in Youth Justice Conferencingp. 44
Modelling Social Affiliation and Genre in the Civic Domainp. 76
'News' and 'Register': A Preliminary Investigationp. 92
Constructing Sports Stars: Appliable Linguistics and the Language of the Mediap. 114
Naming Culture in Convivial Conversational Humourp. 130
Visualizing Appraisal Prosodyp. 150
Evaluative Stance in Humanities: Expectations and Performancesp. 168
The 33: Setting Up a Linguistic Toolkit for Teaching Academic Writingp. 185
Why Are Logical Connectives Sometimes Detrimental to Coherence?p. 200
Contestable Reality: A Multi-level View on Modality in Multimodal Pedagogic Contextp. 221
Making Many Meanings in Popular Rap Musicp. 234
Rank in Visual Grammar: Some Implications for Multimodal Discourse Analysisp. 251
The Meaning of 'Not' Is Not in 'Not'p. 267
Indexp. 307
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