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Title Linguistic choice across genres : variation in spoken and written English / edited by Antonia Sánchez Macarro, Ronald Carter.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [1998]

Series Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 158
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 158. 0304-0763
Subject English language -- Discourse analysis -- Congresses.
English language -- Spoken English -- Congresses.
English language -- Written English -- Congresses.
English language -- Variation -- Congresses.
Alt Name Sánchez Macarro, Antonia.
Carter, Ronald, 1947-2018.
International Systemic Functional Workshop (7th : 1995 : Valencia, Spain)
Description 1 online resource (viii, 347 pages) : illustrations.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Based on papers delivered at the VII International Systemic Functional Workshop held in Valencia in 1995.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary This book, based on revised papers originally delivered at the VII International Systemic Functional Workshop in Valencia in 1995, explores some of the choices open to speakers and writers for the expression of meaning in different socio-cultural contexts. Many of the papers draw their inspiration from models of language developed by Michael Halliday and in particular recent theories of variation in relation to texts and genres explored by Halliday and his followers. There is an emphasis on the interdependence and interaction of linguistic choices across sentence boundaries and speaking turns, and also a consistent focus across many papers on the importance of lexicogrammar in the construction of texts. Several papers examine the differences between native-speaker and non-native-speaker choices in speech and writing. The volume also contributes to our understanding of differences and similarities between spoken and written varieties of English and of the central significance of interpersonal functions in the communication of messages. By drawing on naturally-occurring data collected on a range of genres as diverse as philosophy articles, scientific research papers, emergency telephone calls, and casual conversation, contributors both refine descriptions of the relations between text and context and offer numerous new insights and analyses.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027275707 (electronic bk.)
902727570X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 772453287
Additional Format Print version: Linguistic choice across genres. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1998 9027236631 (DLC) 98006208 (OCoLC)38566298