‘He’ vs ‘she’ in Australian media coverage: what the language of news tells us about gender imbalance

‘He’ vs ‘she’ in Australian media coverage: what the language of news tells us about gender imbalance

Dr Annabelle Lukin Faculty of Human Sciences Director of MRes. The data are a rich source for understanding how Australian newspapers project Australian stories and voices. You can download the full corpus here (scroll down to the link “Australia 2015/2016” to download the data). You can find the word frequency list I compiled for the Australian media corpus here. If you would like to start a conversation on this topic, take a look at the data…

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10th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies

10th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies

The 10th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies has just been launched. The Conference is organised by the Department of Communication and Foreign Languages and hosted by Politehnica University of Timisoara.  Given the success of PCTS9 in 2015, the 10th anniversary edition of the conference aims to continue the exchange of ideas on the impact of new technologies on communication, to highlight the evolution of humanities and social sciences in conjunction with technological…

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27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference

27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference

27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference: Systemic Functional Linguistics at the Crossroads: Intercultural and Contrastive Descriptions of Language Plaza de Anaya s/n 37008 SFL Summer School: 28/June/2017 Conference: 29/June/2017 – 01/July/2017   Prospective contributions for Paper and Poster Presentations Contributions are welcome for the following thematic strands and colloquia, albeit, as in previous conferences, papers with a systemic functional focus will also be considered even if they do not address the conference themes:   Thematic…

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A Multisemiotic Analysis of Latent Gender Discrimination

A Multisemiotic Analysis of Latent Gender Discrimination

Latent Gender Discrimination: Multisemiotic Analysis Authors Pilar González Llerena, Mariia V. Rubtcova, Saraph O. Narayana Murthy Publication date 2016/10/5 Journal Political Behavior: Race, Ethnicity & Identity Politics Volume 10 Publisher Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc Fragment: As has shown by recent studies in multisemiotics, hidden gender discrimination in mass media is a serious challenge despite decades of research. In the current report, we look at the problem of stereotypes in the perception of the photos…

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The Functional model of language in Hamstead Hall Academy Trust. What is a functional model of language?

The Functional model of language in Hamstead Hall Academy Trust. What is a functional model of language?

Academic Language in every subject Hamstead Hall Academy Trust Thursday 29th September 2016 “an intelligent approach to language development to ensure sustainable whole school improvement.” (HMI verbal report January 2016) Programme Overview A day’s course exploring the following; What does EAL mean to you? What is literacy? What are the challenges for us as teachers? The Functional model of language Academic language The register continuum A Teaching and Learning Cycle to scaffold language and literacy…

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The Lexico-grammatical Categories of Theme as an Index of Genre in Discourse Analysis: A Functional Approach

The Lexico-grammatical Categories of Theme as an Index of Genre in Discourse Analysis: A Functional Approach

Just published! The Lexico-grammatical Categories of Theme as an Index of Genre in Discourse Analysis: A Functional Approach. by Anwar El-Issa  The book is based on systemic-functional grammar (SFG) and focuses on the concept of Theme (the element which occupies the initial position in the clause in English), which plays a special role in the textual organization of the message contained in the clause. Theme represents one of the ways by which writers construct meaningful…

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Literariness: a definition

Literariness: a definition

Jakobson defined “literariness” as “a property of texts and contexts (which) inheres in patterns of language in use as opposed to patterns of language in isolation” (quoted in Simpson 2004: 10) Extra-textual aspects of ‘literariness’ -“multiple intersections among texts, readers, institutions, and sociocultural contexts” (Simpson and Hall 2002: 136). This challenge to traditional notions of ‘literariness’: advertising (Cook 2001), journalism (Jucker 1992), casual conversation (Carter 2004) Simpson, Paul (2004) Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge

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Bilingual creativity: a definition

Bilingual creativity: a definition

The notion of ‘bilingual creativity’, defined by Kachru (1985: 20) as “those creative linguistic processes which are the result of competence in two or more languages” Kachru, Braj B. (1985) The bilinguals’ creativity. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 6, 20–33.

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How scientific genres change over time

How scientific genres change over time

Genre evolution? The case for a diachronic perspective Carol Berkenkotter Given the preceding discussion of the proprietary interests of rhetoricians, historians of science, and applied linguists on the question of how scientific genres change over time, it’s not unreasonable to assert that genres – and their systems – often seem to be at the centre of disciplinary growth and professionalization. Not that the genres of medical and scientifi c writing are any richer as an object of…

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The appropriation of linguistic resources to promote corporate interests

The appropriation of linguistic resources to promote corporate interests

Vijay K. Bhatia Corporate disclosure documents Unfortunately, however, very little attention has so far been paid to discourse analytical investigations of the use and exploitation of language in many of the regularly employed documents for corporate disclosure purposes, especially in the front matter accompanying the facts and fi gures about corporate performance; that is, the communication from the senior management to the various stakeholders through letters, reports, press releases, etc. This study undertakes a detailed…

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