ERIC Number: ED421860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reconstruals of the Past: Settlement or Invasion? The Role of JUDGEMENT Analysis.
While little attention has been given in historiography to the language of historical narrative, and the role language plays in portraying history, the discipline of linguistics, and particularly the subdisciplines of discourse analysis and functional linguistics, have given increasing attention to the discourse of history. Recently, a group of systemic functional linguists in Australia have begun to develop a framework for investigating this area of "interpersonal" meaning. The framework is referred to as "appraisal," which includes resources for construing affect, judgment, and appreciation. The judgment subsystem is found especially useful in this context, and is illustrated in analysis of two sample historical narratives, an examination of the rhetorical effect of patterns of judgment in history texts, and a critical look at the evaluative tools currently available for revaluing the past in history classrooms. Contains 37 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (20th, Seattle, WA, March 14-17, 1998).