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dc.contributorDepartment of English-
dc.creatorLam, M-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-29T09:35:45Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-29T09:35:45Z-
dc.identifier.isbn1137402865-
dc.identifier.isbn9781137402868-
dc.identifier.isbn1349572861-
dc.identifier.isbn9781349572861-
dc.identifier.isbn1137402857-
dc.identifier.isbn9781137402851-
dc.identifier.isbn1137402857-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/75132-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.titleInterfacing field with tenor : Hasan’s notion of personal distanceen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.spage206-
dc.identifier.epage226-
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/9781137402868_9-
dcterms.abstractIn her discussion on register, Hasan (1973, pp. 271ff.) explains that register is ‘characterized by reference to some syntactic, lexical or phonological patterns’, and such characterization is motivated by the following five factors: subject matter of the discourse, situation type of the discourse, participant roles within discourse, mode of discourse and medium of discourse. The discussion then elaborates the relations between these factors and certain linguistic patterns. On the factor of participant roles within discourse, Hasan (1973, p. 277) points out that individuals can be related by several ‘socially defined positional roles’ but these role relations are not equally relevant to a particular social activity, emphasizing the necessity of qualifying the term ‘participant roles’ as ‘participant roles within discourse’. The different degrees of relevancy of role relations to a social activity are likely to be reflected by certain linguistic patterns emerging from the language used by the individuals in that social activity, hence exhibiting registerial variation. Hasan provides an example of a social activity of classroom interaction in which the teacher happens to be the mother of a student. The role relation that is more relevant would be teacher-student instead of mother-daughter, which would probably be reflected in certain linguistic patterns of the language use of the teacher/mother and the student/daughter.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationIn WL Bowcher & JY Liang (Eds.), Society in language, language in society : essays in honour of Ruqaiya Hasan, p.206-226. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-
dcterms.issued2016-
dc.relation.ispartofbookSociety in language, language in society : essays in honour of Ruqaiya Hasan-
dc.publisher.placeBasingstoke, Hampshireen_US
dc.identifier.rosgroupid2015004225-
dc.description.ros2015-2016 > Academic research: refereed > Chapter in an edited book (author)-
dc.description.validate201803 bcwh-
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