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Curriculum Vitae of Robert de Beaugrande
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A Friendly Grammar of English
Somewhat Expanded and Much Corrected
An honest, fun, and funny grammar-book for all ages and places
Interesting, authentic data, famous faces, and creative pix!
"We are looking forward to the Friendly Grammar of English."
-- Michael Halliday
"Your new grammar seems bright and sharp."
-- John Sinclair
II.A Three sides
II.B The double-bind of “English teachers”
II.D The term “grammar”
II.E A “bref historie” of English GRAMMAR versus “grammar’
II.F “Grammar”, “lexicon”, “lexicogrammar”, and “usage”
ii.G Six criteria for a “friendly grammar”
Part IV. WORDS and PHRASES in a “grammar”
IV.A What’s in a WORD?
IV.C MULTI-WORD UNITS
IV.D “Naming the Parts of Speech” revisited
IV.F. MAJOR WORD-CLASSES
IV.F.3 NOUN PHRASES
IV.F.3.1 DETERMINERS in NOUN PHRASES
IV.F.3.5 INTERROGATIVES and EXCLAMATORIES
IV.F.3.6 QUANTIFIERS and ENUMERATORS
IV.F.3.7 PRE-MODIFIERS and POST-MODIFIERS
IV.F.4 PRO-NOUNS and PRO-NOMINALS
IV.F.8 VERB PHRASES
IV.F.9 ADVERBS and ADVERBIALS
IV.F.9.1 PRO-ADVERBS and PRO-ADVERBIALS
IV.G. MINOR WORD-CLASSES
IV.G. 1 INTERJECTIONS
IV.G. 3 JUNCTIONS
Part V. A LEXICOGRAMMAR of PROCESSES in CLAUSES
V.A. GRAMMAR, LEXICON, and LEXICOGRAMMAR revisited
V.B; A LEXICOGRAMMAR of PROCESSES
V.B.1 OUTER PROCESSES
V.B.2 INNER PROCESSES
VI.E MINOR CLAUSE TYPES
VI.E.1 DEPENDENT CLAUSES
Part VII. PUNCTUATION in LEXICOGRAMMAR and PROSODY
Part VIII. On the future of GRAMMAR and “grammar”
No file exceeds 400 MB in size.
Poetic Translation Revisited
1.A A not-so-modest proposal
1.B The “text” on the horizon
1.C The vintage of our discontent
2. Translation Studies and Language Studies Then and Now
2.A A “linguistic theory of translation”?
2.B From equivalence to convergence and coincidence
3. Poetic Translation Then and Now
3.A Poetics between modernism and post-modernism
3.B Quality Control in Preview
4. Word-Classes, Word-Pieces, and Word-Formation
4.B Word-class: Pronouns
4.C Word-class: Verbs and verbal complements
4.D Word-pieces: Prefixes
4.E Word-formation versus word-order
5.A Systematic or polysystematic?
5.B Thematics for the Elegies: Suffering and death
5.C Thematics for the Elegies: Childhood
5.D Thematics for the Elegies: Dissemination
5.E Thematic word-pieces
5.F Realigning the conception of “elegy”
6. A Map of Strategies for Quality Control
6.B Superficial errors and oversights
6.C Rearranging the word-order
6.D Metre, euphony, and intonational flow
6.E Varieties of meanings
6.G Special creations
7. Translation Quality out of Control
7.A. Carlyle Ferran Maclntyre
7. B James Blair Leishman (and Stephen Spender)
The Duino Elegies - 2007 version
Die Duineser Elegien - Original German Text
The Duino Elegies - 1997 version
Text, Discourse, and Process
Toward a Multidisciplinary Science of Texts
I. Basic Issues
II. Sequential Connectivity
III. Conceptual Connectivity
V. Textual Efficiency
VI. Frames, Schemes, and Plans
VII. Further Issues in Text Processes
VIII. Conversation and Narration
IX. Applications for a Science of Texts
Introduction to Text Linguistics
I. Basic notions
II. The evolution of text linguistics
III. The procedural approach
VI. Intentionality and acceptability
X. Research and schooling
I. The Context of Communication
II. Scientific Precursors
III. The Procedural Approach
IV. The Linearity of Text Production
V. Writing vs. Spelling, Grammar, and Speech
VI. Style, Stages, and Steps Toward Progress
A Survey of Contemporary Literary Theorists
Rene Wellek and Austin Warren
Hans Robert Jauss
Paul de Man
The Discourse of Fundamental Works
Ferdinand de Saussure
Kenneth Lee Pike
John Rupert Firth
Terry Winograd (previously unpublished)
Teun van Dijk and Walter Kintsch
for a Science of Text and Discourse
I Getting Started
II Toward a Science of Text and Discourse
III Designing Models of Cognition and Communication in Society
IV Functionality and Textuality
V Intermediary Control Systems between Virtual and Actual
VI Interlingual Discourse in Theory and Practice
VII Discourse in Socialization and Education
VIII Discourse and the "Whole Human Being"
A NEW INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
OF TEXT AND DISCOURSE
0. Getting Started
I. Theory and Practice
II. Theory and Practice in Studies of Language
III. Lexicogrammar in the Study of Text and Discourse
IV. Prosody in the Study of Text and Discourse
V. Visuality in the Study of Text and Discourse
VI. Style in the Study of Text and Discourse
VII. Discursive Themes of Social Division
The "New Racism"
Civil asset forfeiture
The "Patriot Acts"
VIII. The Standards of Textuality Revisited
IX. A Final Word
NUEVA INTRODUCCIÓN BÁSICA
AL ESTUDIO DEL TEXTO Y DEL DISCURSO
VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
Language Policy and Language Education
in Emerging Nations
Focus on Slovenia and Croatia
Functionalism and Corpus Linguistics
in the "Next Generation"
(A) The relation between language versus language use
(B) The role of linguists in accessing language
(C) The status of intuition and introspection
(D) The "proper" size of a corpus
(E) The relation between grammar and lexicon
(F) The relation between syntagmatic and paradigmatic
(G) The relation among syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
(H) The status of "linguistic rules"
(I) The status of the "word"
(J) The status of the "sentence"
(K) The status of "meaning"
(L) The evolution of language and discourse
(M) The production of reference works, such as dictionaries
(N) The teaching and learning of languages
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This volume constitutes a truly impressive achievement. After Ilham Abu Ghazaleh finished her academic degree with us at the University of Florida , she returned to her native Palestine. There, she shouldered the heavy job as Head of the English Department at Birzeit University.
It was in fact a post once held by the illustrious Palestinian patriot and diplomat Hanan Ashrawi: "the Voice of Palestine” (Barbara Victor of CBS), whose book This Side of Peace is indispensable to understand the "situation" of Palestine.
Compared to the original book in English, my diligent translators also acted as co-authors in the recognition they accorded to Arab and Arabic traditions of rhetoric and language study, as documented in the "Arabic References" at the end.
List of All Works by Text Type and Title
Updated August 2005
HERE ARE SOME NEWLY UPLOADED
OR REVISED PAPERS
Linguistic Theory and Meta-Theory
for a Science of Texts
The "rationality" of Noam Chomsky
Corporate Bridges 'Twixt Text and Language:
Twenty Arguments against Corpus Research
And Why They're a Right Load of Old Codswallop
"If I were you...":
Language Standards and Corpus Data in EFL
Descriptive linguistics at the millennium:
Corpus data as authentic language
Rhetoric and Stylistics in Light of Large-Corpus Data
How ‘Systemic’ Is a Large Corpus of English?
The heritage of functional sentence perspective
from the standpoint of text linguistics
Function and Form in Language Theory and Research:
The Tide is Turning
The Geopolitics of Culture
from a Systemic Functional Standpoint
Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Disconnection, Conflict, or Dialectic?
Ground Rules For Text Linguistics
An Agenda for Text Semantics:
Meaning And Parametric Adjustment
Text Linguistics at the Millennium
with responses by
Michael Halliday and Ruqiaya Hasan
Wolfgang U. Dressler
James R. Martin
Discourse Analysis as a “Three-Sided” Challenge and Opportunity
for Discourse, Cognition, and Society in 21st-Century Education
Language, discourse, and cognition:
Retrospects and prospects
El papel del anàlisis del discurso
en el estudio de inglés como lengua extranjera
Discourse studies and ideology
On "liberalism" and "liberalisation" in three large corpora of English
Critical Discourse Analysis
and the "New Patriotism"
Theory versus practice in language planning
and in the discourse of language planning
Interpreting the Discourse of H.G. Widdowson:
A Corpus-Based Critical Discourse Analysis
The Case against Critical Discourse Analysis Reopened:
In Search of Widdowson’s “Pretexts”
Language Programmes in English
A Look into the Future
Cognition and Technology in Education
Knowledge and Information --
Language and Discourse
Using a "Write-Speak-Write" Approach
For Basic Writers
Semiotics and control systems:
Toward a non-classical model of communication
Design criteria for process models of reading
THE STORY OF GRAMMARS AND THE GRAMMAR OF STORIES
Smartly polished for upload!
Terminology and Discourse
between the Social Sciences and the Humanities
The Discourse of Dictionaries
The genetic psychology of Jean Piaget
Literary Theory and Aesthetics
Closing the gap between linguistics and literary study:
Discourse analysis and literary theory
Quantum Aspects of Artistic Perception
Semantic Evaluation of Grammar in Poetry
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AS NAIVE READERS:
ANARCHY OR SELF-RELIANCE?
Translation in the University:
Prospects for the New Millennium
Theory and Practice of Translation in the Age of Hypertechnology
Notes on a Future Synthesis
Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Discourse
The Challenge of Symbolic Dimensions
Frank Talk about the Profession
Grades and Grade Averages
Long since I braved in unframed glazed amazement
Re-bonding my despondent blonde insomnia
To spin equivocal erratic epic,
Belated maze of many-edgèd legends
And many-ended memories.
I might uncurl my swirling unshored odyssey
Embayed in memory’s meridians,
Distending networked blends of vibrant lifelines…
I’d de-reflect the echoes of my vanished stanzas
Writ in silvered sun-script on a river’s restive eddies,
On plasmaed azure axioms from seething seas
On hoary forests’ whispered mists
On crystal cities’ distal walls and walks...
Perhaps I might un-scar the darkling particles
That hover fuzzily on credos of unheeded dreams
And drift their wisps into divining wines
To sully all with galling sullen colors.
Perhaps I might un-cipher cryptic scriptures
In fields and forests or in labyrinthine villages
Skimmed from dimming windows of re-tracking aircraft
Perhaps I might beneath unworded surfaces
Unfurl redeeming meanings or uplifting missives
Resculpting sunken sufferings as joy-toyed buoyancies…
And yet mayhap such furtive earth-burled searches
Under sundry surfaces unburden dearths
That merely mirror weirder wavy images,
Or bloat demoted hopes or caustic losses
Or transitory cancelled chances...
I might exhume a doom of smeltered cellars
Whose acrid casks untapped from smarting harvest
Etch the seams of years with searing scars.
The landscape-tableaus of my unplumbed countries
Might dub with muddling puzzles or unbroken codes
Untaming my emplanèd never resting-quest.
This lone intoned recital of unchanging rain-song
Revivifies the rivulets of deep depreciated seasons
Immured in currents murmuring of oceans ...
On such a plaintive greying rain-stained day
Uncertain birth immersed me in the world
That new-distillèd children flail with wordless wails
Emergent couriers of later plaint.
My child-world was whirled in legendarities
Enchanted fantasies and tattered tales of sages
Rebordered in the lordly rolls of early earth.
I multituded broods with agile magic
With fancied gentries reveling in untroubled love
With pageants of impervious and ivory victories
Arraigned by fabled races over evil’s creatures.
I mazed the blazing brands of brazen knights
Who over-toppled ghastly gnashing towers
And courted welcomes swelled by welling trumpets,
The thanks of kings untinged from hellish spells…
My mind resigned divined a doubled study
Intoned on tomes of fustian history
The dawning chronicles of length-indentured centuries
Swayed by waning crowns of mired tyrants…
I tredded the unbedded tablets of Egyptian mysteries
Exhumed from fruitless tombs of stony dynasty;
I distaled lists of gore-born laurels
From world-diseasing seizure Roman rule:
Those poisonous despoils for a lonely throne
Imposing over-throated dotaged yoke atop the ancient age
Yet flayed at bay with straining slaves and guilded guilt.
Despite unfettered dressages of early journals
Their stranded languages still molded hope
For mankind realigning dire crimes —
The starkly marching rows of Roman legions,
Unmired midst the latitudes of Latin language
Whose sentiments were rent in tempelled thought,
And verses urned in turns of firmèd bronze,
In iambics or pentameters of attic vintage….
And in monastic scripts of medieval scribes
I heeded deeds of sinless princes and untainted saints
Who strongly strove or meekly preached against an iron time
And spent unfettered deaths for high celestial respite —
Endearing miracles emblazoned in cathedrals
Soaring lofty frozen light and marble shadow,
Still sketching on our skyscapes their uplifting riddles.
I limned intrinsic principles that lash those happenings
Decide the gliding glorias of empire or republic
Allaying greyest nadir or supremest zenith;
I clerked some mark to hark purveying greatness
To deem resplendant regents from the fleeting…
But this instead there treaded tragic axiom
Which stitches history a cataclysmic pattern:
That force-torn wars insanely maimed the meek,
That high-born castes ensavaged sanguine footfalls on the low…
We today in our apathetic anesthetizing times
Decorate belatedly the fated graves
Of rarely chartered martyrs who disproved this brutal rule.
For we, not fazed by fabled fey invaders,
Are terror-flared by silent sightless systems
Splaying fear-inbreeding evils on statistic scales
Dismembering pretended enemies upon haphazard maps
And disinforming drastic battlefields and torture cages.
We forage holy glory with expedient credos
And save our doleful souls in offshore vaults.
Yet I demurred in terse unswerving certitude
That god-placed graces must reface injustices
Redeem believers in undying triumph —
I could not realize the realest zeal of heroes
Nor guess their destinies that wend with winds:
Implode at crossroads into uninflected steps;
Implore the unformed stories of receding realms;
Encapsulate to fractious masses in unmasted bastions
Revisions of recidivist realities...
To earn with roiling toils world-encircling journeys
Until unfabled death in cobbled gutter
Nested in the leaf-loft eaves of last nomadic legend in a leveled age.
MY biding drive in life imprinted mint beginnings
To gear the multi-tiered machinery of meaning;
Still I have grasped but hasps of facts I mapped,
Witting flinted wisdom with erosion’s slowness.