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Text-Based Research and Teaching

A Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use

Editors: Mickan, Peter, Lopez, Elise (Eds.)

  • Brings into focus the extent to which our lives are conducted with different text types for different social purposes
  • Presents current research with documentation of naturally occurring language from across institutions and countries
  • Uses the theoretical framework of Halliday’s Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL)
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About this book

Contributions in this book illustrate the many methods available for researching language in context and for the analysis of everyday text types. Each chapter highlights language as a resource for the expression of meanings—a social semiotic resource. Text analysis is used to reveal our capacity to formulate multiple meanings for participation in different social practices—in relationships, in work, in education and in leisure. The approach is applied in text-based teaching and in the critical analysis of public discourses.  The texts come from different social spheres including banking, language classes, senate hearings, national tests and textbooks, and interior architecture. Text-based research makes a major contribution to Critical Discourse Analysis. The editors and authors of this book demonstrate the value of text analysis for awareness of the role of language for accountable citizenship and for teaching and learning. This book will be of interest to anyone researching in the fields of language learning and teaching, functional linguistics, multimodality, social semiotics, systemic functional linguistics, text-based teaching, and genre analysis, as well as literacy teachers and undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics, media and education.

About the authors

Peter Mickan is Visiting Research Fellow in Adelaide University, Australia. His research interests include language learning and teaching, academic literacies, language testing and curriculum design from the perspective of language as a social semiotic. In Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation (2013), Mickan applies systemic functional linguistics to curriculum design and languages pedagogy.
Elise Lopez is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide. Her dissertation research examines the place of memoir within the SFL framework and its role in shaping patterns of identity and memories of shared experiences.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: Text-Based Research and Teaching

    Lopez, Elise (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • Text-Based Research and Teaching from a Social Semiotic Perspective: Transformative Research and Pedagogy

    Mickan, Peter

    Pages 15-35

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  • A Month of Climate Change in Australia: A Corpus-Driven Analysis of Media Discourse

    Rose, Elizabeth Robertson

    Pages 37-53

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  • Neoliberal Ideology Only “Partially” to Blame in the Global Financial Crisis? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Alan Greenspan’s Public Discourses on the 2007/8 GFC

    Campbell, Coral

    Pages 55-74

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  • Social Semiotic Multimodal Analysis of Discourse in Banking

    Janssen, Amanda

    Pages 75-95

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59848-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95587-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Text-Based Research and Teaching
Book Subtitle
A Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use
Editors
  • Peter Mickan
  • Elise Lopez
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59849-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59849-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59848-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95587-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 372
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations
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