Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Chapter 2: Creating a parallel universe: Mode and the textual metafunction in the study of one news story

Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Annabelle Lukin [+-]
Macquarie University
Annabelle Lukin is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics in the Centre for Language in Social Life, Macquarie University. She is interested in understanding more fully what it means to analyse text and linguistically construed social context in the terms established and developed in the work of linguists such as Halliday and Hasan. She works in particular in the areas of media and political discourse, and in literature, including literature and translation, and she has published in all these areas. She is co-editor (with Geoff Williams) of Language Development: Functional Perspectives on Species and Individuals (Continuum). She curates the ‘SFL Linguists’ site on VIMEO, and contributes to Wikipedia on topics in linguistics, especially on people and ideas from the systemic functional linguistics tradition.

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This Chapter is to contribute in general terms to exploring this relationship between the parameters of context and the metafunctions of language. Focusing on the textual function, in which intonation, via the systems of information distribution and information focus (Halliday and Greaves, 2008), plays a role.

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Lukin, Annabelle. Chapter 2: Creating a parallel universe: Mode and the textual metafunction in the study of one news story. Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 53-90 Sep 2014. ISBN 9781845539467. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24964. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24964. Sep 2014

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