‘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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Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age Just published!

Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age Just published!

Just published!       Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age Edited by Sian Alsop and Sheena Gardner, both at Coventry University Series: Functional Linguistics edited by Robin Fawcett, Cardiff University (Emeritus)   HB £80 374pp 16 colour and 33 black and white figures   Quote the code Digital and receive 25% off the book! To see the full table of contents and description and to order visit the book page:   https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/systemic-functional-linguistics-digital-age/

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TheGraffiti.Science: New website for the Cross-Cultural Multimodal Research Project

TheGraffiti.Science: New website for the Cross-Cultural Multimodal Research Project

The Graffiti Science: New website for the Cross-Cultural Multimodal Research Project The Cross-Cultural Multimodal Research Project will be available at: http://thegraffiti.science/ See also: multimodalresearch.org   Photo by Mariia Rubtcova. Barcelona, 2016

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The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language. Language and Ideology

The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language.  Language and Ideology

The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language (“The H-H Forum” hereafter), supported by The Halliday-Hasan International Fund for the Study of Language and Other Systems of Meaning (“The H-H Fund for Linguistics” hereafter), will be held on 3–4 December 2016 at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China. The theme of the Forum is “Studying language in context: Exploring SFL advances in theorizing and appliability”. The keynote speakers include: The keynote speakers include: • Wendy…

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Crue Universidades Españolas ante el Brexit: Reiteramos nuestro compromiso para seguir construyendo un Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior

We reaffirm our commitment to continue building a European Higher Education Area Madrid, 24 de junio de 2016. Ante la decisión del Reino Unido de dejar de formar parte de la Unión Europea, tras el referéndum celebrado el pasado 23 de junio, Crue Universidades Españolas quiere comunicar que las universidades españolas trabajarán para que este resultado no afecte a las buenas relaciones académicas y de investigación existentes entre ambos países. En este sentido, las universidades…

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Jakobson’s model of the functions of language

Jakobson’s model of the functions of language

The Functions of Language By Louis Hébert Professor, Université du Québec à Rimouski louis_hebert@uqar.ca 1. ABSTRACT JAKOBSON Jakobson’s model of the functions of language distinguishes six elements, or factors of communication, that are necessary for communication to occur: (1) context, (2) addresser (sender), (3) addressee (receiver), (4) contact, (5) common code and (6) message. Each factor is the focal point of a relation, or function, that operates between the message and the factor. The functions…

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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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Context in the System and Process of Language by Ruqaiya Hasan

Context in the System and Process of Language by Ruqaiya Hasan

Just published!         Context in the System and Process of Language Ruqaiya Hasan Edited by Jonathan Webster, City University of Hong Kong Volume 4 of The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan   HB 9781904768395 £60 PB 9781904768401 £25 512 pages, 33 figures   Receive 25% off quoting the code Context when ordering from the book page where further details on the book including full contents are displayed:   https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/context-system-process-language-collected-works-ruqaiya-hasan-vol-4/      

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