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

Discourses of Southeast Asia

A Social Semiotic Perspective

Editors: Rajandran, Kumaran, Abdul Manan, Shakila (Eds.)

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  • The first book to specialize in Systemic Functional Linguistics research in the context of Southeast Asia
  • Reflects the latest regional research in Systemic Functional Linguistics on education, media, translation and language typology
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of a variety of languages and texts routinely encountered in Southeast Asia
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Discourses of Southeast Asia presents the latest Southeast Asian research in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). SFL provides a sophisticated social semiotic architecture for exploring meaning in languages and texts in the context of Southeast Asia. This edited volume examines the ideational, interpersonal and textual metafunctions in the domains of education, media, translation and language typology. It applies SFL in text analysis so as to be relevant to theory, research and professional practice. This book brings together 12 original chapters by both seasoned and emerging scholars. Their chapters study the ‘native’ languages of Southeast Asia: Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese, and relatively newer languages in Southeast Asia: English and Mandarin. The chapters analyze a variety of texts, namely advertisements, classroom interactions, corporate reports, dramas, interviews, media reports, narratives, novels, textbooks and video clips. This volume captures the exciting and productive state of the art of SFL in Southeast Asia. It will be of particular interest to scholars trying to understand the application of SFL in this region.

About the authors

Dr. Kumaran Rajandran is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He primarily teaches courses in English Linguistics. His research involves the multimodal study of corporate, historical, political and religious discourses. He also explores the articulation of identity, power and ideology in contemporary societies.
Dr. Shakila Abdul Manan is a former Professor of English Language at the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her research involves how language is used to constitute, maintain or question relationships of power. She also explores issues of multicultural identity and their intersections with class, ethnicity and gender in contemporary postcolonial creative writings.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Covering Women Candidates in News Reports on Malaysia’s 14th General Elections

    Pages 1-22

    Abdul Manan, Shakila

  • Governing (Through) Affect: A Social Semiotic Perspective of Affective Governance in Singapore

    Pages 23-43

    Ng, Carl Jon Way

  • Examining Agency in Thai Argumentative Political Science Texts

    Pages 45-67

    Wijeyewardene, Ingrid

  • Sungkai Buffet Promotion versus British Sandwich Month: Comparing the Schematic Structures of Bruneian and British Food Promotion Advertisements

    Pages 69-88

    Ho, Debbie Guan Eng

  • Multimodal Environmental Disclosure in Malaysian CSR Reports

    Pages 89-110

    Rajandran, Kumaran

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9883-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9882-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourses of Southeast Asia
Book Subtitle
A Social Semiotic Perspective
Editors
  • Kumaran Rajandran
  • Shakila Abdul Manan
Series Title
The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9883-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9883-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9882-7
Series ISSN
2198-9869
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 254
Number of Illustrations
73 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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