Appliable Linguistics

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Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi K. Knight
A&C Black, Aug 26, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 313 pages
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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. >
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Meaning and the Search for Equivalents in a Translated Text
13
The Scaffolding Literacy in Adult and Tertiary Environments SLATE Project
25
Story Structure and Appraisal in Youth Justice Conferencing
44
Chapter 5 Modelling Social Affiliation and Genre in the Civic Domain
76
A Preliminary Investigation
92
Appliable Linguistics and the Language of the Media
114
Chapter 8 Naming Culture in Convivial Conversational Humour
130
Expectations and Performances
168
Setting Up a Linguistic Toolkit for Teaching Academic Writing
185
Chapter 12 Why Are Logical Connectives Sometimes Detrimental to Coherence?
200
A Multilevel View on Modality in Multimodal Pedagogic Context
221
Chapter 14 Making Many Meanings in Popular Rap Music
234
Some Implications for Multimodal Discourse Analysis
251
Chapter 16 The Meaning of Not Is Not in Not
267
Index
307

Chapter 9 Visualizing Appraisal Prosody
150

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

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