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FREEDOM TO THE BOOKS!!

If I advocated 'freedom of access to knowledge and society', I could not candidly tender expensive or unobtainable  books. Those here below are available for free, scanned, edited, reformatted, and devided  into webpages rarely above 400 KB.  

Unaccountable and wanton idiocies in fonts and spacings upsurge here courtesy of "Pearly" Gates, the world's richest man ever, and  his CEO "Baldy" Ballmer, who thrust upon their customers the bugs that make a Microsoft program a thing of shreds and patches.

 Nearly all my books and papers had to be formatted to suit (euwww!) Explorer and FrontPage; to print after download, you can "Select All" and "Copy", then go to WORD and "Paste". When the file appears, "Select All" again and change "Paragraph" to "Single Space" and "Font" to "Times New Roman, 12 point". You´ll save no end of paper (and trees!)

 

A Friendly Grammar of English

Somewhat Expanded and Much Corrected

March 2008

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

Part I. Managing data for a “grammar”

Part II. In search of “grammar” and GRAMMAR

II.A Three sides

II.B The double-bind of “English teachers”

II.C Some precepts for “grammar”

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 III. ORTHOGRAPHY and PRONUNCIATION

Part IV.  WORDS and PHRASES in a “grammar”

IV.A  What’s in a WORD?

IV.B  WORD-PIECES

IV.C  MULTI-WORD UNITS

IV.D  “Naming the Parts of Speech” revisited

IV.E  WORD-CLASSES

IV.F. MAJOR WORD-CLASSES

IV.F.1 NOUNS

IV.F.2 NOMINALS

IV.F.3 NOUN PHRASES

IV.F.3.1 DETERMINERS in NOUN PHRASES

IV.F.3.2 ARTICLES

IV.F.3.3 DEMONSTRATIVES

IV.D.3.4 POSSESSIVES

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.5 ADJECTIVES

IV.F.5.1 PRO-ADJECTIVES

IV.F.6 VERBS

IV.F.7 VERBALS

IV.F.7.1 PRO-VERBS

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.2 PREPOSITIONS

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

Part VI. PROSODY and GRAMMAR

VI.A Four units 

V.B The spontaneity of real conversation 

VI.C STRESSES and TONE GROUPS 

VI.D PROSODY and GRAMMAR in MAJOR CLAUSE TYPES

VI.D.1 The DECLARATIVE CLAUSE TYPE forSTATEMENTS

VI.D.2 The INTERROGATIVE CLAUSE TYPE for QUESTIONS

VI.D.3 The EXCLAMATORY CLAUSE TYPE for EXCLAMATIONS

VI.D.4 The IMPERATIVE CLAUSE TYPE for COMMANDS

VI.E MINOR CLAUSE TYPES

VI.E.1 DEPENDENT CLAUSES

VI.E.2 NON-FINITE CLAUSES

VI.E.3 NON-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

2007

1. Preliminaries

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.A   Word-classes

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. Thematics

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.A   Dedications

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.F   Off-targets

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

Bibliography

 

 

Text, Discourse, and Process

Toward a Multidisciplinary Science of Texts

1980

I. Basic Issues                

II. Sequential Connectivity

III. Conceptual Connectivity

IV.  Informativity

  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 

1981

 

I. Basic notions 

II. The evolution of text linguistics 

III. The procedural approach 

IV. Cohesion 

V. Coherence 

VI. Intentionality and acceptability 

VII. Informativity 

VIII. Situationality 

IX. Intertextuality 

 X. Research and schooling   

Text Production  

1984

 

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 

  

Critical Discourse

A Survey of Contemporary Literary Theorists

1988

Rene Wellek and Austin Warren   

Northrop Frye 

Leslie Fiedler 

E.D. Hirsch 

Wolfgang Iser 

Hans Robert Jauss

Norman Holland 

David Bleich 

Bernard Paris 

Jonathan Culler 

Paul de Man 

Harold Bloom 

Geoffrey Hartman 

Kate Millett 

Luce Irigaray   

Linguistic Theory:

The Discourse of  Fundamental Works  

1991

Ferdinand de Saussure 

Edward Sapir 

Leonard Bloomfield 

Kenneth Lee Pike 

Louis Hjelmslev 

Noam Chomsky 

John Rupert Firth 

Michael Halliday  

Terry Winograd (previously unpublished)  

Teun van Dijk and Walter Kintsch 

Peter Hartmann

 

  New Foundations   

for a Science of Text and Discourse

1997

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 

2004

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"

Worker safety

Consumer health

Environmentalism

Civil asset forfeiture

"American interests"

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. 

  

Research and Publication

List of All Works by Text Type and Title

Updated August 2005

HERE ARE SOME NEWLY UPLOADED

OR REVISED PAPERS 

Linguistic Theory

Linguistic Theory and Meta-Theory

for a Science of Texts

The "rationality" of Noam Chomsky

Corpus Linguistics

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

Functional Linguistics

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 

Applied Linguistics

Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics

Disconnection, Conflict, or Dialectic? 

Text Linguistics

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

Roland Harweg

Jay Lemke

James R. Martin

Text Grammar Revisited

Discourse Analysis

INTER-SCIENCE

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

UNESCO ADDRESS

 

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

(unexpurgated version)

 

The Case against Critical Discourse Analysis Reopened:

In Search of Widdowson’s “Pretexts”

Language Education

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

Semiotics and control systems:

Toward a non-classical model of communication

Reading Research

Design criteria for process models of reading

THE STORY OF GRAMMARS AND THE GRAMMAR OF STORIES

 

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Terminology 

Terminology and Discourse 

between the Social Sciences and the Humanities  

The Discourse of Dictionaries

The genetic psychology of Jean Piaget

Literary Theory and Aesthetics

Leslie Fiedler and the Discovery of America

A Tribute

 

 

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

Translation in the University: 

Prospects for the New Millennium 

Theory and Practice of Translation in the Age of Hypertechnology

Psychoanalysis 

 

Freudian Psychoanalysis and Information Processing

Notes on a Future Synthesis

 

Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Discourse

The Challenge of Symbolic Dimensions

 

Frank Talk about the Profession

Peer Review

External Examiners

Grades and Grade Averages

International Conferences

Epiphany

  

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 —

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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