Context in the System and Process of Language - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 4 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Context in the System and Process of Language - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 4 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

2. Meaning, context and text - fifty years after Malinowski [1982]

Context in the System and Process of Language - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 4 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Ruqaiya Hasan† [+-]
Macquarie University
Ruqaiya Hasan, who died in 2015, was a professor of linguistics who taught and held visiting positions at various universities in England. Her last appointment was at Macquarie University, Australia, from where she retired as Emeritus Professor in 1994. Throughout her career she researched and published widely in the areas of verbal art, culture, context and text, text and texture, lexicogrammar and semantic variation. Read her obituary here

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In ‘Meaning, Context and Text – Fifty Years after Malinowski’ (1985), Hasan takes issue with ‘unscholarly reading’ of Malinowski, which seems more intent on ‘keeping alive legends’ than critically acknowledging his ‘failure to recognize the full implications of the systemicity of language.’ Systemicists, on the other hand, recognizing the dialectic between text, meaning and context, have responded to Malinowski’s ‘underestimation of systemicity’ by attempting to answer such crucial questions as: • What aspects of the context can always be reconstituted by the language of a narrative utterance, more generally, any displaced text? • Why is it that the language of a displaced text invariably permits the reconstitution of these and no other contextual phenomena?

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Hasan, Ruqaiya . 2. Meaning, context and text - fifty years after Malinowski [1982]. Context in the System and Process of Language - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 4. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 34-77 Jun 2016. ISBN 9781904768401. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24884. Date accessed: 17 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24884. Jun 2016

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