TAILIEUCHUNG - Appraisal – An approach to discourse analysis

It was found that Appraisal has been widely deployed as framework for investigation into interpersonal meaning conveyed in a range of genres; however, this framework is still quite new in Vietnam. The findings can be seen as a useful reference to those who are interested in doing discourse analysis in the light of Appraisal. | Tạp chí Khoa học Ngôn ngữ và Văn hóa Tập 1, Số 1, 2017 APPRAISAL – AN APPROACH TO DISCOURSE ANALYSIS Vo Duy Duc* Quy Nhon University Ngày nhận bài: 10/12/2016; ngày hoàn thiện: 9/1/2017; ngày duyệt đăng: 15/3/2017 Abstract Appraisal has emerged for over two decades as a framework for investigating how language is used to evaluate, to adopt stances, to construct textual personas and to manage interpersonal positioning and relationships. It is an extension of the linguistic theories of . Halliday, and is developed by a group of linguists in Australia. The research aims at providing an overview of Appraisal framework and examining how it is used in discourse analysis, especially in multimodal discourse analysis, both domestically and internationally. It was found that Appraisal has been widely deployed as framework for investigation into interpersonal meaning conveyed in a range of genres; however, this framework is still quite new in Vietnam. The findings can be seen as a useful reference to those who are interested in doing discourse analysis in the light of Appraisal. Key words: appraisal, discourse analysis, interpersonal meaning, multimodal 1. Introduction Nowadays, it seems to be common knowledge that discourse analysis is the study of language in use. By looking at the way in which language is used, it is possible to understand what is meant by such a linguistic use. Traditionally, linguistic features of a text are the focus of the analysis, but now, linguists have found that it is not sufficient to consider just textual features and that in order to obtain a complete picture of language use, the combination of semantics of wording and images in making meaning should be taken into consideration. This paper discusses Appraisal - a framework for investigation into interpersonal meaning in texts - and the extent to which this framework has been used in discourse analysis. New trends in discourse analysis, especially in multimodal discourse analysis, are .

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