Aspects of Language and Learning

  • M.A.K. Halliday
  • Jonathan J. Webster

Part of the The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series book series (TMAKHLFLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. M. A. K. Halliday
    Pages 17-34
  3. M. A. K. Halliday
    Pages 35-52
  4. M. A. K. Halliday
    Pages 53-70
  5. M. A. K. Halliday
    Pages 71-90
  6. M. A. K. Halliday
    Pages 91-109
  7. M. A. K. Halliday
    Pages 111-129
  8. M. A. K. Halliday
    Pages 131-149

About this book


This book is based on a series of lectures, which begin with a look at the history of the language that we use in order to encode our knowledge, particularly our scientific knowledge, i.e., the history of scientific English.  Prof. M.A.K. Halliday poses the question of how a growing child comes to master this kind of language and put it to his or her own use as a means of learning.  In subsequent chapters, Halliday explores the relationship between language, education and culture, again taking the language of science as the focal point for the discussion; and finally he draws these various themes together to construct a linguistic interpretation of how we learn, and how we learn how to learn.


English and Chinese Evolution of Language History of the Language Language and Culture Language and Education Language of Science

Authors and affiliations

  • M.A.K. Halliday
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of SydneySydneyAustralia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan J. Webster
    • 1
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47820-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47821-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-9869
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-9877
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