ERIC Number: ED417422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Functional Approaches to Written Text: Classroom Applications.
Miller, Tom, Ed.
Noting that little in language can be understood without taking into consideration the wider picture of communicative purpose, content, context, and audience, this book address practical uses of various approaches to discourse analysis. Several assumptions run through the chapters: knowledge is socially constructed; the manner in which language accomplishes the goals of communication affects the overall text macro-organization to the choice of words; and most texts are so rich and complicated that no single approach can tease out all of the meaning. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Discourse Analysis and Reading Instruction" (William Grabe); (2) "Contrastive Rhetoric" (Robert Kaplan); (3) "Text Analysis and Pedagogical Summaries: Revisiting Johns and Davies" (Ann Johns and Danette Paz); (4) "Rhetorical Models of Understanding" (Claire Kramsch); (5) "From Information Transfer to Data Commentary" (John Swales and Christine Feak); (6) "Critical Discourse Analysis" (Thomas Huckin); (7) "Words and Pictures in a Biology Textbook" (Greg Myers); (8) "I Think That Perhaps You Should: A Study of Hedges in Written Scientific Discourse" (Francoise Salager-Meyer); (9) "The Voices of the Discourse or the Problem of Who Says What in News Reports" (Ana Maria Harvey); (10) "Applied Genre Analysis and ESP" (Vijay K. Bhatia); (11) "Genre Models for the Teaching of Academic Writing to Second Language Speakers: Advantages and Disadvantages" (Tony Dudley-Evans); (12) "Concordancing and Practical Grammar" (Tony Jappy); (13) "Describing and Teaching English Grammar with Reference to Written Discourse" (Marianne Celce-Murcia); (14) "Tense and Aspect in Context" (Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig); (15) "Towards a Psycho-Grammatical Description of the English Language" (Jean-Remi Lapaire and Wilfrid Rotge); (16) Using the Concepts of Given Information and New Information in Classes on the English Language" (William J. Vande Kopple); (17) "Theme and New in Written English" (Peter H. Fries); and (18) "Waves of Abstraction: Organizing Exposition" (J.R. Martin). Contains approximately 300 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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