On Verbal Art - Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan - Rebekah Wegener

On Verbal Art - Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan - Rebekah Wegener

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On Verbal Art - Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan - Rebekah Wegener

Rebekah Wegener [+-]
RWTH Aachen University
Rebekah Wegener is a lecturer and researcher in linguistics and semiotics at RWTH Aachen University and co-founder of learning technology start-up, Audaxi. She has a background in linguistics, semiotics, psychology and cognitive science. Her research interests include context modelling, theoretical and applied linguistics as well as intelligent learning and teaching technologies. She is currently working on models of context and register for text understanding and multi-modal environments, behavioural modelling for behavioural interfaces in artificial intelligence, corpus linguistics, and verbal art. Rebekah was introduced to Hasan's work on verbal art by her teacher and colleague, Assoc. Professor David Butt, whose own work on verbal art is the inspiration behind her current projects and seminars on verbal art and stylistics.


Sometimes people motivate you, sometimes they challenge you, sometimes they inspire you, and sometimes they do all three at once. Ruqaiya Hasan falls into the last category. It is impossible to capture the huge impact that her work has had and will continue to have on a wide range of people and areas of research. In this volume, we attempt to show just a small snapshot of her impact on the study of verbal art. On Verbal Art reflects on and celebrates the contribution that Professor Ruqaiya Hasan made to research on linguistic approaches to verbal art and includes contributions by scholars from around the world. The volume gathers together researchers with different perspectives, different views and different approaches to verbal art and aims to provide an inspiration to others to continue the work that Hasan began. One of the lasting insights emerging from Hasan's work on verbal art is the extent to which it informs analysis and theory. This volume brings together chapters that offer a detailed account of Hasan's contribution to the study of verbal art, chapters that pay tribute to Hasan by adopting some of her central notions such as foregrounding, symbolic articulation, theme and secondary semiosis to inform their analyses, chapters that take Hasan's thinking as a starting point to explore new methodological approaches for the investigation of verbal art, and finally chapters by scholars who are new to Hasanian thinking and afford fresh perspectives that build bridges to related approaches. It is also hoped that this volume will encourage new research and promote the reading or re-reading of Hasan's tremendous work in this area. We look forward to new challenges, arguments, extensions and applications.

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Wegener, Rebekah. Author Index. On Verbal Art - Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 314-315 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781794487. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37136. Date accessed: 07 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37136. Sep 2018

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