Describing Language: Form and Function - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 5 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Describing Language: Form and Function - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 5 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Chapter 3: Linguistic Sign and the Science of Linguistics [2014]

Describing Language: Form and Function - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 5 - 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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The appliability of Systemic Functional Linguistics derives from its ability to show how language works in context of situation. This ability arises from the pursuit of a viable conception of the sign such as Saussure’s to its logical end, renders SFL capable of being used to help solve any problem that implicates language in any social activity.

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Hasan†, Ruqaiya . Chapter 3: Linguistic Sign and the Science of Linguistics [2014]. Describing Language: Form and Function - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 5. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 51-79 Jan 2019. ISBN 9781904768425. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36464. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36464. Jan 2019

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