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Eighth Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English: FUNCTIONAL PLURALITY OF LANGUAGE IN CONTEXTUALISED DISCOURSE

Authors

POVOLNÁ Renata DONTCHEVA-NAVRÁTILOVÁ Olga ADAM Martin HEADLANDOVÁ KALISCHOVÁ Irena HŮLKOVÁ Irena JANČAŘÍKOVÁ Renata NĚMEC Martin VOGEL Radek

Type Conference
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Citation
Description The Eighth Brno Conference focused on two core aspects in the study of discourse that seem to have recently attracted attention of researchers – the plurality of functions language may perform by a wide range of linguistic means and the role of context in the choice of specific functions and their linguistic realisations. Papers presented examined the bridges that are being built over the time span between the traditional Jakobsonian concept of language functions, the well-established Hallidayan functional-systemic approach to language, and the modern specialised discourses defined as the specialist use of language in contexts typical of a specialised discourse community “stretching across the academic, the professional, the technical and the occupational areas of knowledge and practice” (Gotti 2008: 24). We believe that this can help us bring new insights into how specialised discourses vary across genres, cultures and times in context.