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Chapter: Texturing interpersonal meanings in academic argument: pulses and prosodies of value

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.29427


Returning to the topic of academic texts, Hood discusses the interpersonal prosody and patterning developed through the choice of Theme. Hood focuses on the discourse semantic patterning of interpersonal meaning in her combined analysis of ATTITUDE and GRADUATION evoking ATTITUDE (see Hood 2004; Martin and White 2005) within the thematic choices of research writing.

Chapter Contributors

  • Sue Hood ( - shood) 'University of Technology Sydney, Australia'