Predication, propagation, and mediation SFL, CDA, and the inculcation of evaluative meaning systems

Graham, Philip W. (2004) Predication, propagation, and mediation SFL, CDA, and the inculcation of evaluative meaning systems. In Young , Lynne & Harrison, Claire (Eds.) Systemic functional linguistics and critical discourse analysis: Studies in social change. Continuum International Publishing Group, London & New York, pp. 53-67.


In this chapter I propose a theoretical framework for understanding the role of mediation processes in the inculcation, maintenance, and change of evaluative meaning systems, or axiologies, and how such a perspective can provide a useful and complementary dimension to analysis for SFL and CDA. I argue that an understanding of mediation—the movement of meaning across time and space—is essential for the analysis of meaning. Using two related texts as examples, I show how an understanding of mediation can aid SFL and CDA practitioners in the analysis of social change.

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ID Code: 28813
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Social change, Sociolinguistics, Discourse analysis
ISBN: 0826467733
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Lynne Young, Claire Harrison and contributors
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2009 07:07
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:13

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