Evaluation in Text: Authorial Stance and the Construction of Discourse

Evaluation in Text: Authorial Stance and the Construction of Discourse

by Susan Hunston
     
 

This is an accessible and wide-ranging account of current research in one of the most central aspects of discourse analysis: evaluation in and of written and spoken language." "The editors open the book by introducing the field and provide separate, contextual introductions to each chapter. They have also collated the references into one list, itself a valuable… See more details below

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This is an accessible and wide-ranging account of current research in one of the most central aspects of discourse analysis: evaluation in and of written and spoken language." "The editors open the book by introducing the field and provide separate, contextual introductions to each chapter. They have also collated the references into one list, itself a valuable research guide. The exemplary perspectives and analyses presented by the authors will be of central interest to everyone concerned with the analysis of discourse, whether as students of language, literature, or communication. They also have much to offer students of politics and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198299868
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1Evaluation: An Introduction1
2Persuasive Rhetoric in Linguistics: A Stylistic Study of Some Features of the Language of Noam Chomsky28
3Corpus-Based Analysis of Evaluative Lexis38
4Adverbial Marking of Stance in Speech and Writing56
5A Local Grammar of Evaluation74
6Evaluating Evaluation in Narrative102
7Evaluation and Organization in Text: The Structuring Role of Evaluative Disjuncts121
8Beyond Exchange: Appraisal Systems in English142
9Evaluation and the Planes of Discourse: Status and Value in Persuasive Texts176
References208
Index221

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