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Language and context : a functional linguistic theory of register

Author: Helen Leckie-Tarry; David Birch
Publisher: London ; New York : Pinter, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume develops a functional theory of language which specifies the notion of "register" (the analysis of the linguistic foundations of language), in terms of contextual and linguistic features.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Leckie-Tarry; David Birch
ISBN: 1855672715 9781855672710 1855672723 9781855672727
OCLC Number: 876714078
Description: XII, 178 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Register and genre, context, register, genre, functional theory, applied linguisitics, social semiotics, register or genre?, cultural theory; context, levels of context, context of culture, context of situation, function, meaning; field tenor and mode, modelling context, field, tenor, mode, medium; language medium, metafunctions, orality and literacy, orders of meaning, proficiency, cline of register, power, literariness, communication strategies, linguistic realization; linguistic realization, function and form, development processes, levels of context, iconicity, abstraction - hierarchization, generlaization - lexicalization, realities and grammars, metaphor; hierarchicization, oral and literate cultures, syntachization, casuality, hierarchized structures, clauses, complexity, intricacy; lexicalization, generalization, the lexicon, process, tense, difference, nominality, modification, technicalization, lexical selection, coreness, non-finite structures, cline of lexicalization, decontextualization; theme and information structure, implicitness/explicitness, cohesion, frames, theme-rheme, prominence, topic choice, global topics, thematic progression, rhetorical structure, given-new, topic availability, presuppositionality.
Responsibility: Helen Leckie-Tarry ; edited by David Birch.

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