Thursday, 25 April 2013

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Appraisal and Systemic Functional Grammar

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

How to do CDA

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

Critical Discourse Analysis: A Primer

Good summary of CDA approaches, designed to use language tools to identify the power relationships in a text.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

How Many Spaces After a Period? Ending the Debate

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