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Book Launch: Text-based Research and Teaching

You are invited to the book launch of 

Text-based Research and Teaching: A Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use

Editors Dr Peter Mickan, Visiting Research Fellow and Elise Lopez, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide

When: Tuesday, October 31st
Time: 4.30 pm to 6.00pm
Where: Adelaide International School, Level 4, 127 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia.

The book will be launched by Dr Jan Keightley. Dr Keightley has wide experience in education including: Head of School of Education, University of Adelaide and Chief Executive of the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SSABSA).

This book illustrates the many methods available for researching language in context and for the analysis of everyday text types. Each chapter highlights language as a resource for the expression of meanings—a social semiotic resource. Text analysis is used to reveal our capacity to formulate multiple meanings for participation in different social practices—in relationships, in work, in education and in leisure. The approach is applied in text-based teaching and in the critical analysis of public discourses. The texts come from different social spheres including banking, language classes, senate hearings, national tests and textbooks, and interior architecture. Text-based research makes a major contribution to Critical Discourse Analysis. The editors and authors of this book demonstrate the value 
of text analysis for awareness of the role of language for accountable citizenship and
for teaching and learning. This book will be of interest to anyone researching in the fields of language learning and teaching, functional linguistics, multimodality, social semiotics, systemic functional linguistics, text-based teaching, and genre analysis, as well as literacy teachers and undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics, media and education.

Light refreshments provided.

RSVP: peter.mickan@adelaide.edu.au

View the full electronic invitation here.

Acknowledgements AIBT and University of Adelaide

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