Society in Language, Language in Society

Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan

  • Wendy L. Bowcher
  • Jennifer Yameng Liang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hasan’s Linguistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Verbal Art

  4. Semantic Networks

  5. Context of Situation

  6. Structure and Texture: Two Kinds of Unity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Wendy L. Bowcher, Jennifer Yameng Liang
      Pages 251-274
    3. Carmel Cloran
      Pages 275-299
  7. Literacy and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Mariana Achugar, Mary Schleppegrell
      Pages 357-378
  8. In Her Own Words

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. David G. Butt, Jennifer Yameng Liang
      Pages 381-411
  9. In Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Wendy L. Bowcher, Jennifer Yameng Liang
      Pages 415-432
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 433-452

About this book


This collection of original articles covers a range of research connecting with the work of the eminent linguist Ruqaiya Hasan. It contains contributions from M.A.K. Halliday, G. Williams, D. Butt, D. Miller and M. Berry among others, an interview with Ruqaiya Hasan, and notes from the contributors about their connection with Ruqaiya Hasan's work.


literacy education multimodal Systemic Functional Linguistics verbal art social semiotics stylistics semantic networks context of situation language and society cohesive harmony reflection literacy generic structure potential GSP Ruqaiya Hasan ontogenesis social distance coherence communication discourse interaction language Register semantic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Wendy L. Bowcher
    • 1
  • Jennifer Yameng Liang
    • 2
  1. 1.Sun Yat-sen UniversityChina
  2. 2.University of Science and Technology BeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57286-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40286-8
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