On Language and Linguistics: Volume 3

On Language and Linguistics: Volume 3


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826488244
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Series: Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Professor Jonathan J. Webster is Head of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also the Managing Editor of the International Linguistics Association's journal WORD, and the editor of the forthcoming Journal of World Languages (2014).

Table of Contents

Introduction - On the 'Architecture' of a Language by M. A. K. Halliday Part One: The Place of Linguistics as a Discipline 1. Syntax and the Consumer 2. Grammar, Society and the Noun 3. The Context of Linguistics 4. Ideas about Language 5. Language and the Order of Nature 6. New Ways of Meaning: The Challenge to Applied Linguistics Part Two: Linguistics and Language 7. A Brief Sketch of Systemic Grammar 8. Systemic Background 9. Systemic Grammar and the Concept of a 'Science of Language' 10. Language in a Changing World 11. A Recent View of 'Missteps' in Linguistic Theory 12. Linguistics as Metaphor 13. Is the Grammar Neutral? Is the Grammarian Neutral? Part Three: Language as Social Semiotic 14. The Functional Basis of Language 15. Towards a Sociological Semantics 16. The History of a Science 17. The Act of Meaning 18. On Language in Relation to the Evolution of Human Consciousness Appendix: Systemic Theory

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