Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application - Fang Yan

Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application - Fang Yan

13. Motivated selection in verbal art, ‘verbal science’, and psychotherapy: When many methods are at one

Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application - Fang Yan

David Butt [+-]
Macquarie University
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David Butt is associate Professor in linguistics at Macquarie University and for more than a decade has been the Director of the University Research Centre for Language in Social Life (CLSL: now a Research Network). This Centre has conducted projects across communities and institutions for which functional linguistics provided significant evidence about the management of change. Through the Centre, he has been actively engaged with professionals in medicine (surgery and psychiatry), counselling, care for people with disabilities, intelligent systems design and brain sciences, cultural analysis (literature, theatre, world Englishes), complexity theory and 'smart spaces', Vygotskian approaches to education and training, financial reporting, courtroom explanations and forensic evidence, media and journalism, and child language development (in the traditions of Trevarthen and Halliday). The Centre has also investigated the interrelations between linguistics, verbal art (especially poetry), philosophy and the arguments of natural sciences (viz biology; genetics; and physics). The Centre has actively promoted educational developments in various cultures beyond Australia - Singapore, India, and especially with Timor and in Indonesia. David has published extensively on verbal art and has conducted many research projects and classes on the subject.
Caroline Henderson-Brooks
University of Western Sydney
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Ashley R. Moore
University of Wollongong
Russell Meares
University of Sydney
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Joan Haliburn [+-]
The University of Sydney
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Clinical Senior Lecturer Psychiatry, Westmead Clinical School
Anthony Korner [+-]
The University of Sydney
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Clinical Senior Lecturer Psychiatry, Westmead Clinical School
Roy Eyal

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From the research project undertaken by this team (and outlined below), it emerged that the ‘semantic drift’ of unconscious patterns of meaning making is something that an experienced therapist ‘reads off’ from the interaction. Furthermore, it seems probable that it is in responding to a bandwidth of latent patterns in the structure of discourse that psychotherapists find the motivation for the semiotic techniques their practice propounds as theory.

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Butt, David; Henderson-Brooks, Caroline; Moore, Alison R.; Meares, Russell; Haliburn, Joan; Korner, Anthony; Eyal, Roy. 13. Motivated selection in verbal art, ‘verbal science’, and psychotherapy: When many methods are at one. Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 298 - 322 Feb 2014. ISBN 9781845539955. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19473. Date accessed: 26 Nov 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19473. Feb 2014

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