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Text linguistics : the how and why of meaning

Author: M A K Halliday; Jonathan Webster
Publisher: Sheffield : Equinox, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whether prose or poetry, how does a text come to mean what it does? A functional-semantic approach to text analysis, such as illustrated in this book, offers a revealing look at the resources of language at work in the creation of meaning, and a unique perspective on the text as object of study. ... [This] book presents the findings from a number of case studies in text analysis, demonstrating how to conduct  Read more...
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Named Person: Billy Graham; Barack Obama; Richard M Nixon; Steve Jobs; Susan E Rice; Billy Graham; Steve Jobs; Richard M Nixon; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M A K Halliday; Jonathan Webster
ISBN: 9781904768487 1904768482
OCLC Number: 973677490
Notes: Includes index.
Description: [viii], 320 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part one: A functional approach (1. Functions and components of language ; 2. Experiential systems ; 3. Material, mental and verbal processes ; 4. Relational processes ; 5. Participants and circumstances ; 6. Things and 'meta-things' ; 7. Modality in English: 'modals and pseudo-modals') --
Part two: Text and texture (8. Textual meaning ; 9. Rhetorical structure of texts). Part three: Case studies in text linguistics (10. Stepping into meaning: a case study of Billy Graham's address at the National Prayer and Memorial Service at the Episcopal National Cathedral on 14 September, 2001 ; 11. Visualizing the architeXture of the text: analayzing Obama's first Inaugural address and Nixon's second Inaugural address ; 12. Arriving at a theory of the text: a case study of the commencement addresses delivered by Steve Jobs and Susan Rice).
Responsibility: Jonathan J. Webster.

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