Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

12. SFL in text-based, web-enhanced language study

Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Carol Taylor Torsello [+-]
University of Padua (retired)
Carol Taylor Torsello retired in 2009 from her position as full professor at the University of Padua, Italy, where she taught English language and linguistics.
Anthony Baldry [+-]
University of Messina
Anthony Baldry is Professor in English Linguistics, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Messina and continues to teach at the University of Pavia where he was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine from 1998 to 2008.

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In this chapter we will report mainly on work that has gone on in Italy as the result of the combined efforts of scholars working at the Universities of Padua, Pavia, Pisa, Trieste, Udine and Venice beginning in the 1990s and continuing to the present time, in the context of nationally-funded research projects, the most recent of which are known by the acronyms CITATAL, LINGUATEL and DIDACTAS. There are three central sections which are rather different in content, but all represent ways in which Systemic Functional Linguistic (SFL) theory has been used in language study that is both text-based and web-enhanced. The first of these is devoted to some interactive multimedia teaching materials which at once teach and make use of systemic functional theory. The second deals with computer annotation of texts and of corpora as a way of doing research and as a teaching technique through which students are brought to apply SFL theory as they learn it. The third is basically about Multimodal Corpus Authoring System (MCA) and how it has been used so far as a tool for storing corpora, especially multimodal corpora, for analysing them and for making the analysed texts or text portions available for retrieval on the basis of the annotations provided. Some related software produced outside Italy will also be discussed briefly.

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Torsello, Carol; Baldry, Anthony. 12. SFL in text-based, web-enhanced language study. Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 312-342 Nov 2005. ISBN 9781845531140. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25336. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25336. Nov 2005

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