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The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series

Aspects of Language and Learning

Authors: Halliday, M.A.K.

Editors: Webster, Jonathan J. (Ed.)

  • Presents a very readable discussion from the founder of systemic functional linguistics, MAK Halliday, of the relationship among language, education and culture
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of issues of language and the encoding of knowledge, with particular reference to the history of scientific English
  • Gives an insightful linguistic interpretation of how we learn and how we learn how to learn
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About this book

This book is based on a series of lectures, which begin with a look at the history of the language that we use in order to encode our knowledge, particularly our scientific knowledge, i.e., the history of scientific English. Prof. M.A.K. Halliday poses the question of how a growing child comes to master this kind of language and put it to his or her own use as a means of learning. In subsequent chapters, Halliday explores the relationship between language, education and culture, again taking the language of science as the focal point for the discussion; and finally he draws these various themes together to construct a linguistic interpretation of how we learn and how we learn how to learn.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Language, Learning and ‘Educational Knowledge’

    Halliday, M. A. K.

    Pages 1-15

  • The Evolution of a Language of Science

    Halliday, M. A. K.

    Pages 17-34

  • Learning to Learn Through Language

    Halliday, M. A. K.

    Pages 35-52

  • Language and Learning in the Primary School

    Halliday, M. A. K.

    Pages 53-70

  • The Language of School ‘Subjects’

    Halliday, M. A. K.

    Pages 71-90

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-47821-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-47820-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-56904-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aspects of Language and Learning
Authors
Editors
  • Jonathan J. Webster
Series Title
The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-47821-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-47821-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-47820-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-56904-7
Series ISSN
2198-9869
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 149
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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