Hybridity in Systemic Functional Linguistics - Grammar, Text and Discursive Context - Donna R. Miller

Hybridity in Systemic Functional Linguistics - Grammar, Text and Discursive Context - Donna R. Miller

1. Hybridity & systemic functional linguistics

Hybridity in Systemic Functional Linguistics - Grammar, Text and Discursive Context - Donna R. Miller

Donna R. Miller [+-]
University of Bologna
Donna R. Miller holds the Chair of English Linguistics at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bologna, where she heads the Research Centre for Linguistic-Cultural Studies (CeSLiC). Her research has focused on register analysis in institutional text types, her corpus-assisted investigations exploring the grammar of evaluation in terms of APPRAISAL SYSTEMS. Recently she has been investigating the Hasanian model of ‘verbal art’. She is co-author of Language and Verbal Art Revisited (with Monica Turci, Equinox Publishing, 2007).
Paul Bayley [+-]
University of Bologna
Paul Bayley is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna. He is head of teaching and learning activities at the Bologna University Language Centre. He is co-editor of European Identity: What the Media Say (with Geoffrey Williams, OUP, 2012) and Corpus-assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict (with John Morley, Routledge, 2009).

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This volume addresses the increasingly typical nature of text and discourse: ‘hybridity’. In an SFL perspective, this means that the cultural and situational contexts that tend to activate meanings and wordings must also be seen as being ‘hybrid’, or as Hasan (2000) has more fittingly put it, ‘permeable’: "It is not simply that predetermined qualities of genres are being mixed, combined, hybridized: the fact of the matter is that by these devices people extend, elaborate and reclassify their discursive contexts. Derrida’s celebrated claim that one cannot not mix genres should really be rephrased as contexts of life cannot but be permeable; the rest follows by the dialectic of language and discursive situation". This is indeed the main message, and mission, of the book, which focusses on hybridity/permeability within the social and cultural contexts in which discourse occurs and of discourse types (covering a wide range of genres, registers, text-types, etc.), but also hybridity within the stratum of lexicogrammar itself. The volume also addresses the implications of hybridity for education and the professions.

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Miller, Donna R. ; Bayley, Paul . 1. Hybridity & systemic functional linguistics. Hybridity in Systemic Functional Linguistics - Grammar, Text and Discursive Context. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-17 Mar 2016. ISBN 9781781790649. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24289. Date accessed: 13 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24289. Mar 2016

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