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†

19. From microfunction to metaphor: learning language and learning through language

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

Clare Painter [+-]
University of Sydney
Clare Painter is Honorary Associate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney.
Beverly Derewianka
University of Wollongong
Jane Torr
Macquarie University

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In presenting his ideas on a ‘language based theory of learning’, Halliday (1993) has both emphasised the interpersonal beginnings of the child’s new linguistic achievements and also proposed a three step model of human semiotic development. In this chapter we will draw on the major systemic functional case studies that have contributed to this theory to present an outline of language development as a process enabling a gradual progression to generalisation, through to abstraction and finally to (grammatical) metaphor.

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Painter, Clare ; Derewianka, Beverly; Torr, Jane. 19. From microfunction to metaphor: learning language and learning through language. Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 564-588 Nov 2005. ISBN 9781845531140. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25345. Date accessed: 06 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25345. Nov 2005

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