Re: FW: New Publication: The Development of Language: Functional Perspectives ...

From: paul humphries (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 08:05:05 PDT

doesn't this one look good .  I hate you Phil because I am now close to a half a shelf of books waiting to be read>


At 19:31 23/5/04 -0700, you wrote:

This new publication from the Systemics community sounds like it should be of interest here:
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From: []On Behalf Of Geoffrey Williams
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2004 3:53 AM
Subject: New Publication: The Development of Language: Functional Perspectives ...

Dear All
The following has now appeared.  Since the Continuum website doesn't give the Table of Contents accurately, I've set it out below.

Williams, Geoff and Annabelle Lukin. eds. 2004. The Development of Language:  Functional Perspectives on Species and Individuals. London and New York. Continuum.  ISBN 0-8264-5758-4.

1. Emerging Language  - Lukin and Williams
2. On Grammar as the Driving Force from Primary to Higher-order Consciousness - Halliday
3. The Evolution of Language: A Systemic Functional Exploration of Phylogenetic Phases - Matthiessen
4. Language, Apes and Meaning-Making - Taglialatela, Savage-Rumbaugh, Rumbaugh, Benson and Greaves
5. Agency, Individuation and Meaning-making: Reflections on an Episode of Bonobo-Human Interaction - Thibault
6. The 'Interpersonal First' Principle in Child Language Development - Painter
7. The World in Words: Semiotic Mediation, Tenor and Ideology - Hasan
8. Two Forms of Human Language - Meares and Sullivan
9. Changing the Rules, Changing the Game: A Sociocultural Perspective on Second Language Learning in the Classroom - Pauline Gibbons
10. How our Meanings Change: School Contexts and Semantic Evolution - Butt
11. Ontogenesis and Grammatics: Functions of Metalanguage in Pedagogic Discourse - Williams

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