Hashim, Azirah / David, Maya Khemlani / McLellan, James (eds.)
Text, Discourse and Society
Functional and Pragmatic Approaches to Language in Use
Year of Publication: 2011
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. XII, 222 pp., num. tables and graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-61763-2 hb. (Hardcover)
Weight: 0.410 kg, 0.904 lbs
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This book provides a detailed overview of functional and pragmatic approaches to the study of language in use. Edited by three scholars in the field, it comprises chapters written by academics from the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, who have been teaching these courses at the Masters level. The book is therefore useful for students at the postgraduate level and also suitable for undergraduate linguistic students who wish to know about approaches to and relevant theoretical frameworks for language in use. Examples taken from the Malaysian context and works by Malaysians are included in all the chapters making this book a unique and interesting contribution to the field.
Contents: Faridah Noor Mohd Noor: Sociolinguistics - Jariah Mohd Jan: Language and Gender - Stefanie Pillai: Varieties of English - Karen Kow Yip Cheng: Second Language Acquisition - Maya Khemlani David: Spoken Discourse Analysis - Zuraidah Mohd Don: Pragmatics - Azirah Hashim/Norizah Hassan: Genre Analysis - Mahmud Hasan Khan/Kamila Ghazali: Critical Discourse Analysis - Sridevi Sriniwass: Systemic Functional Linguistics.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
Azirah Hashim is Professor in the English Language Department, University of Malaya (Malaysia) and Chairperson of the Humanities and Ethics Research Cluster at the same university.
Maya Khemlani David is Professor in the English Language Department, University of Malaya and Head of the Co-curriculum and Electives Section at the same university.
James McLellan is Senior Lecturer in General and Applied Linguistics at the University of Waikato (New Zealand).
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