Choice in Language
Applications in Text Analysis
Gerard O’Grady [+–]
Tom Bartlett [+–]
Lise Fontaine [+–]
The notion of Choice provides a constant underlying theme to work in Systemic Functional Linguistics, whether this is concerned with in-depth description of the system of lexicogrammatical options available within specific languages, or with the analysis of the semiotic and/or social implications of the choices taken within specific texts. Yet, to date, little has been published exploring the applicability of choice across various contexts. Choice in Language addresses this gap by presenting a selection of writings from internationally renowned authors that develop the analytical perspective of choice across wide-ranging contexts and, in some cases, in languages other than English. The book demonstrates the value of Systemic Functional Linguistics as an ‘applicable’ linguistics, which is a core tool in broader fields such as pedagogy, literary studies and critical discourse analysis.
Series : Functional Linguistics
Table of Contents
Part A: Interpersonal choice and the construction of author identity
Kiran’s current research program focusses on experiences of addiction, treatment and recovery in Australia. The research will inform the development of an online resource for those affected by addiction, health professionals and policymakers.
Kiran is an invited reviewer for several international journals. She is also a member of the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) and Nexus: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network.
Part B: Choice in political speech: Tension between the need to inform and project solidarity
Part C: The effects of choice in text-type
Part D: The interplay of choice across different modalities
international business and corporate communication and language;
multimodal and –medial text- and discourse analysis;
intercultural and contrastive communication and linguistics,
systemic-functional linguistics, discourse analysis,
multisemiotic discourses of written and spoken genres of various kinds
academic discourses: academic writing and presentations
(hobby area: linguistic stylistics, Australian and South Pacific language, literature and culture)