In Closing, or Where do We Go from Here?

Verbal Art and Systemic Functional Linguistics - Donna R Miller

Donna R Miller [+-]
University of Bologna
Donna R. Miller holds the Chair of English Linguistics at the Department of modern languages, literatures and cultures of the University of Bologna, where she coordinates its English Language Studies Program and heads the Department’s Centre for Linguistic-Cultural Studies (CeSLiC). Her research has largely focused, in a Systemic Functional Linguistics perspective, on register analysis, in institutional text types and verbal art; her corpus-assisted investigations having specifically explored the grammar of evaluation in terms of APPRAISAL SYSTEMS. No stranger to Ruqaiya Hasan’s framework for the study of verbal art, of late Miller has energetically taken up its defence, but has also been reflecting intensely on Jakobson’s potential place within it. See, e.g.: her 2010 paper “The hasanian framework for the study of ‘verbal art’ revisited… and reproposed”, in Textus XXIII (1); the 2013 article “Another look at Social Semiotic Stylistics: Coupling Hasan’s ‘Verbal Art’ framework with ‘the MukaÅ™ovský-Jakobson theory”, in Gouveia & Alexandre (eds), Languages, Metalanguages, Modalities, Cultures: Functional and socio-discoursive perspectives, Lisbon, and her 2015 essay “Jakobson’s Place in Hasan’s Social Semiotic Stylistics: ‘Pervasive Parallelism’ as Symbolic Articulation of Theme”, in Bowcher & Liang, Society in Language, Language in Society. Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan, Palgrave Macmillan.

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Unresolved issues – also vis-à-vis personal considerations concerning the possible and desired future directions that SSS within SFL may take and what may be at stake: the degree of our commitment to a belief in the centrality of language to the study of verbal art and to meticulous linguistic analysis to reveal the functions of language in literature; the rigour, but also rigidity ,of the holistic SSS model.

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Miller, Donna R. In Closing, or Where do We Go from Here?. Verbal Art and Systemic Functional Linguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Feb 2021. ISBN 9781781795347. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30890. Date accessed: 21 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30890. Feb 2021

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