The Power of Language
The Power of Language is designed to introduce students at the tertiary level to both Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis. It is aimed at developing critical analytical skills by rooting analysis in SFL methodology so that students can tackle a range of discourse types. By connecting SFL and CDA and by explicitly introducing a solid theoretical foundation in SFL, the critical analyses in the book are not only well grounded but transparent. Each chapter builds a methodological foundation for the development of critical discourse analytical skills. SFL provides novice analysts with a rich set of resources for CDA and equips them to better reflect on what language is doing and why.
The Power of Language offers explanations along with a range of sample analyses to illustrate theory and provide applications of the methodologies introduced in each chapter. Students not only learn by studying a number of analyses but carry out their own analytical work on other samples, thus gaining experience in critical analysis. Each chapter also includes examples of analyses by well known researchers so that novice analysts become familiar with various approaches to analysis.
The book will be of great interest to undergraduate and graduate students interested in working in both SFL and CDA.
Published: Aug 1, 2006
|Acknowledgements||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Preface||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Introduction||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Language in time of war||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Language and gender||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Language and racism||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Language and advertising||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Language and organisations||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Visual and verbal modes of communication||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Spoken language and power||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Language in modern trends||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|References||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|
|Index||Lynne Young, Brigid Fitzgerald †|