ERIC Number: ED095550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Explorations in the Functions of Language.
Halliday, M. A. K.
The five papers included in this book are all concerned with exploring a functional approach to language study. "Relevant Models of Language" suggests a functional interpretation of the child's early language development; "The Functional Basis of Language" related the child's language developmental functions to a functional theory of the adult language; "Language in a Social Perspective" presents an interpretation of language function in socially significant contexts; "Towards a Sociological Semantics" formulates some general principles in which meaning is related both to the internal structure of language and to the social contexts in which language operates; and "Linguistic Function and Literary Style" applies linguistic theories to the study of literature using William Golding's novel, "The Inheritors." (JM)
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Language Usage, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Literary Styles, Semantics, Social Influences, Sociolinguistics, Structural Linguistics
Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., 25 Hill Street, London WIX 8LL, England (1.00 pound paper)
Publication Type: Books
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