Mini-explorations of Language
Bo Wang [+–]
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau
Yuanyi Ma [+–]
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen [+–]
University of International Business and Economics” (UIBE), Beijing
Beijing, Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, in the School of Foreign Languages, Hunan University, Guest Professor at Beijing Science and Technology University, and Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. Before this, he was Chair Professor, Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Professor in the Linguistics Department of Macquarie University. Professor Matthiessen has worked in areas as diverse as language typology, linguistics and computing, grammatical descriptions of various languages, grammar and discourse, healthcare communication studies, functional grammar for English-language teachers, text analysis and translation, multisemiotic studies, and the evolution of language. He has supervised over 40 research students.
Aiming to offer a brief and engaging introduction to language and targeting the general public who is interested in linguistics, this book briefly expounds the theoretical conceptions in linguistics based on the phenomena of language observed by the authors. Topics focussing on language are covered, including a brief survey of language, the sounding of language, the wording of language, and the meaning of language. Through this book, we also attempt to document and summarize Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen’s various insights on language and linguistics.