By Colin Toffelmire
In A Discourse and check in research of the Prophetic ebook of Joel, Colin M. Toffelmire provides a radical research of the textual content of Joel from the viewpoint of Systemic useful Linguistics. whereas conventional explorations of Joel in general interact the ebook from an old or literary viewpoint, the following Toffelmire examines syntactic and semantic patterning within the publication, and builds from there towards an outline of the linguistic sign in and context of state of affairs that those linguistic styles recommend. This paintings additionally showcases the usefulness of discourse research grounded in Systemic sensible Linguistics for the research of historic texts.
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63 This is also how Hasan chooses to describe what she refers to as Contextual Configurations (ccs), which are the situational equivalent of textual genres. 65 If we accept Halliday’s suggestion that the relationship between context of situation and context of culture is primarily one of abstraction, then it follows that the same is true regarding the relationship between register and genre. 66 This distinction, in my mind, is principally a heuristic tool. Descriptions of linguistic genre deal with the same categories as descriptions of register, but since genre involves a less delicate level of description it is expected that much greater variation will be present.
To some degree this is due to practical constraints, for to analyze every aspect of the semantic domains of various lexemes in a given text would be an extensive undertaking. However, I have also limited this aspect of the analysis in the field because semantic domain is, in fact, to some extent a feature of the mode of discourse. ). Therefore, I will explore much of what Leckie-Tarry calls “semantic domain” in the mode portion of my analysis of Joel. 53 54 55 56 57 I will make note of Leckie-Tarry’s elaborations on field, tenor, and mode where they overlap with my analytical framework (described below, and deployed in chs.
Hasan, “Speaking with Reference to Context,” 232. See also: Hasan, “Place of Context,” 172. Hasan, “Speaking with Reference to Context,” 245. Hasan also warns that the theoretical categories of field, tenor, and mode should be considered heuristic and not absolute. These are “three … interrelated perspectives on the social context” and not three ingredients for context (Hasan, “Speaking with Reference to Context,” 270, 272). 53 She identifies three components of field: arena, participants, and semantic domain.