Unity in Discourse: Texture and Structure - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 6 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Unity in Discourse: Texture and Structure - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 6 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

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Unity in Discourse: Texture and Structure - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 6 - 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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Natural use of language is orderly - a fact that gets camouflaged by what has often been described a 'the messiness of language in use' but which, in fact, often arises from the permeability of social contexts: life's business is not compartmentalised. The chapters of this volume explore the two axes known as texture and structure along which the orderliness of language in use makes itself felt. These properties bear a close relation to the context of situation in which a discourse comes to life. The complex relationship of the structure potential of a variety to its underlying context is discussed and exemplified in the description of particular types of economic transactions, of stories for children, and of advertisements. The relationship of texture to the structure of the text is discussed: texture is a condition for the creation and realisation of textual structures. In this way, texts can be seen as the record of their own cultural context represented semiotically.

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Hasan, Ruqaiya . Cohesive categories. Unity in Discourse: Texture and Structure - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 6. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2020. ISBN 9781904768449. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25225. Date accessed: 23 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25225. Mar 2020

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