Language Topics: Essays in honour of Michael Halliday. Volume 1 (Language Topics)

Language Topics: Essays in honour of Michael Halliday. Volume 1 (Language Topics)

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This volume in honour of Michael Halliday begins with a section on the background to the development of MAK's ideas. The second section groups papers on language development in early childhood, which has always been one of Halliday's main interests. The focus of the third section is on aspects of synchronic and diachronic change in language. Halliday has always emphasised the dynamic interaction between these two perspectives in relation to language use in social contexts. The final section caters to Halliday's interest in ethnographic, anthropological and educational issues and explore language use in a diversity of world contexts.


1. Contributors; 2. Introduction (by Steele, Ross); 3. Comprehensive bibliography of books and articles by M.A.K. Halliday; 4. 1. Starting Points; 5. Sentence patterns and predicate classes (by Danes, Frantisek); 6. On two starting points of communication (by Firbas, Jan); 7. The position of Czech linguistics in theme-focus research (by Sgall, Petr); 8. J.R. Firth in retrospect: a view from the eighties (by Henderson, Eugenie J.A.); 9. Daniel Jones' "classical" model of pronunciation training: an applied linguistic revaluation (by Trim, John L.M.); 10. The Linguistic Sciences and Language Teaching revisited (by Strevens, Peter); 11. 2. Langauge Development; 12. "Don't you get bored speaking only English?" - Expressions of meta-linguistic awareness in a bilingual child (by Clyne, Michael); 13. Toward practical theory: Halliday applied (by Harste, Jerome C.); 14. Development of referential cohesion in a child's monologues (by Nelson, Katherine); 15. Exploring the textual properties of "proto-reading" (by Pappas, Christine C.); 16. Before speaking: across cultures (by Regan, John); 17. Sharing makes sense: intersubjectivity and the making of an infant's meaning (by Trevarthen, Colwyn); 18. The development of conversation (by Wells, Gordon); 19. 3. Sign, Context and Change; 20. Today (by Pike, Kenneth L.); 21. For Michael Halliday: in hoc signo vinces$$sign design (by Sebeok, Thomas A.); 22. George Herbert's Love III and its many mansions (by Handscombe, R.J.); 23. The past and prejudice: toward de-mythologizing the English canon (by Kachru, Braj B.); 24. Writing systems and language change in English (by McIntosh, Angus); 25. On the major diseases of linguistics with some suggested cures and antidotes (by Makkai, Adam); 26. "Breaking the Seal of Time": the pragmatics of poetics (by Mey, Jacob L.); 27. The use of systemic linguistics in translation analysis and criticism (by Newmark, Peter); 28. Le graphemique et l'iconique dans le message (by Pottier, Bernard); 29. Order and entropy in natural language (by Schiller, Andrew); 30. Sign and signifex (by Watt, W.C.); 31. The practice and theory of translation (by Yallop, Colin); 32. 4. Language Around the World; 33. Grammatical relations, semantic roles and topic-comment structure in a New Guinea Highland language: Harway (by Comrie, Bernard); 34. Toward a bilingual dictionary of idioms: Hindi-English (by Kachru, Yamuna); 35. Mind your language: conscious and unconscious structuring in Swahili (by Maw, Joan); 36. Communicative functions of particles in Singapore English (by Platt, John); 37. Place-name study in Japan (by Shibata, Seiji); 38. Teaching English as a second language in India: focus on objectives (by Verma, Shivendra K.); 39. The impersonal verb construction in Australian languages (by Walsh, Michael); 40. Semantics and world view in languages of the Santa Cruz Archipelago, Solomon Islands (by Wurm, Stephen A.); 41. References; 42. Volume II; 43. Contributors; 44. 1. The Design of Language; 45. Reproductive furniture and extinguished professors (by Aitchison, Jean); 46. English intensifiers and their idiosyncrasies (by Allerton, David J.); 47. The tradition of structural analogy (by Anderson, John A.); 48. Syspro: a computerized method for writing system networks and deriving selection expressions (by Cummings, Michael J.); 49. Cultural, situational and modal labels in dictionaries of English (by Delbridge, Arthur); 50. Morphological islands: constraint or preference? (by Dressler, Wolfgang U.); 51. Some "dia-categories" (by Ellis, Jeffrey O.); 52. English quantifiers from noun sources (by Lehrer, Adrienne); 53. Two types of semantic widening and their relation to metaphor (by Levin, Samuel R.); 54. The indefinite article and the numeral one (by Thorne, James P.); 55. 2. Text and Discourse; 56. A comparison of process types in Poe and Melville (by Benson, James D.); 57. Intonation and the grammar of speech (by Brazil, David); 58. Some preliminary evidence for phonetic adjustment strategies in communication difficulty (by Clark, John E.); 59. Evaluative text analysis (by Coulthard, Malcolm); 60. Gobbledegook: the tyranny of linguistic conceits (by Eagleson, Robert D.); 61. Text strategies: single, dual, multiple (by Enkvist, Nils Erik); 62. Finishing other's talk: some structural and pragmatic features of completion offers (by Grimshaw, Allen D.); 63. The textual basis of verbal inflections: the case of Yatzachi Zapotec (by Mock, Carol C.); 64. On the concepts of "style" and "register" in sociolinguistics (by Peng, Fred C.C.); 65. Social phonological constraints on grammatical formations: examples from four languages (by Robins, Robert H.); 66. Collocation: a progress report (by Sinclair, John McH.); 67. Linguistic analysis of real estate commission agreements in a civil law suit (by Shuy, Roger W.); 68. Antithesis: a study in clause combining and discourse structure (by Thompson, Sandra A.); 69. 3. Exploring Language as Social Semiotic; 70. The hegemony of information (by Bailey, Richard W.); 71. Many sentences and difficult texts (by Blanton, Mackie J.-V.); 72. Explaining moments of conflict in discourse (by Candlin, Christopher N.); 73. Is there a literary language? (by Carter, Ronald); 74. Coherence in language and culture (by Colby, Benjamin N.); 75. Semiotics of document design (by Eiler, Mary Ann); 76. Notes on critical linguistics (by Fowler, Roger); 77. Grammar, society and the pronoun (by Hudson, Richard A.); 78. The structure of situations and the analysis of text (by Mohan, Bernard A.); 79. The place of socio-semiotics in contemporary thought (by McKellar, Gordon Bruce); 80. Changing the subject (by Threadgold, Terry); 81. 4. An Interview with Michael Halliday (by Thibault, Paul J.); 82. References

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