The present book addresses an issue that has been central in the research literature: the development of writing skills. Drawing on Systemic Functional Linguistics and Genre Theory, this phenomenon was investigated from a semantic perspective which means, in the first place, that writing is considered as a meaning-making process, and secondly, that development is viewed as a process during which students learning to write begin to make finer distinctions of meanings through the deployment of the lexico-grammatical and discourse resources of the second language. The focus is on the use the learners make, over time, of the same linguistic resources to represent the people, the events and the circumstances of time and place as depicted in the visual images used as prompts; to organise the clauses of their narrative texts as messages and to colour representation of experience with particular forms of affect, judgement and valuation.The analysis should help shed some light on this fascinating area, and should be especially useful to professionals in the linguistics area, or anyone else who may be willing to improve the teaching of writing in the classroom from a different perspective.
Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
This book is for people who are interested in literature, especially Virginia Woolf''s writing and the visual arts. The reader can see how visual arts work in words, particularly writings about the city of London. With the inspiration of fine arts, Woolf''s writings show a creative path, which is unique for ''her own''. The idea of ‘androgyny'' shows the transformation from ‘binary oppositions'' to hybrid textuality. This illustrates the way which Woolf uses the aesthetics of the Bloomsbury Group in writing. Woolf''s ‘flaneuse'' shows the androgynous ‘dual vision'' in _Jacob''s Room_. William James''s conception of psychology helps the reader to see Woolf''s ‘halo'' metaphor. Woolf criticises the Victorian aesthetics of Julia Cameron''s photography, developing the Post- Impressionist female gaze to show emotion, feeling and thought. Woolf''s London narratives show a transformation of style from Impressionism to Post- Impressionism, as emotions of the female gaze can subvert the patriarchal society in Eleanor''s ‘angle of vision'' in _The Years_.