Halliday talks about language development, change and evolution. Long video, but the more you watch, the more you win.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Alongside Alvin Leong's interesting and detailed set of systemic functional grammar pages, here is a useful-looking framework for analysing and assessing texts called 'appraisal'. The focus is on interpersonal meanings and speaker attitudes.
Friday, 19 April 2013
One of many good pages on CDA from Strathclyde, giving some details and discussion of elements of language you can focus on when looking for the way texts wield power and seek to influence readers.
Monday, 15 April 2013
Thursday, 4 April 2013
More detail than you would ever need about the typographical history of the number of times you should hit the spacebar after you've finished typing a sentence.
How Many Spaces After a Period? Ending the Debate