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Leiden University

1. Janssen, Dieke. Undesirability, negation, and/or responsibility. An intersubjective approach to constructions with μή in Ancient Greek.

Degree: 2015, Leiden University

The aim of this thesis was to propose an account for the different uses of the Greek particle μή with an intersubjective approach (Verhagen 2005). The main finding is that the analyzed constructions (complement clauses, main clauses, conditional clauses) show family resemblances for 3 characteristics: expressing undesirability, negation and/or giving the addressee responsibility. The most prototypical constructions show all three characteristics, less prototypical constructions show less (cf. Geeraerts 1997). Advisors/Committee Members: Verhagen, A (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: negation; desirability; intersubjectivity; Greek; evaluative stance

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APA (6th Edition):

Janssen, D. (2015). Undesirability, negation, and/or responsibility. An intersubjective approach to constructions with μή in Ancient Greek. (Masters Thesis). Leiden University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/35357

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Janssen, Dieke. “Undesirability, negation, and/or responsibility. An intersubjective approach to constructions with μή in Ancient Greek.” 2015. Masters Thesis, Leiden University. Accessed June 24, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/35357.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Janssen, Dieke. “Undesirability, negation, and/or responsibility. An intersubjective approach to constructions with μή in Ancient Greek.” 2015. Web. 24 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Janssen D. Undesirability, negation, and/or responsibility. An intersubjective approach to constructions with μή in Ancient Greek. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Leiden University; 2015. [cited 2019 Jun 24]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/35357.

Council of Science Editors:

Janssen D. Undesirability, negation, and/or responsibility. An intersubjective approach to constructions with μή in Ancient Greek. [Masters Thesis]. Leiden University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/35357


University of New South Wales

2. Wee, Constance Wei-Ling. Mobilising action through management email texts: the negotiation of evaluative stance through choices in discourse and grammar.

Degree: Languages & Linguistics, 2009, University of New South Wales

This thesis is concerned with explicating the role of language in mobilising action through management emails. Situated within the context of organisational change in a globalised manufacturing business, the project is framed by behavioural observations from management scholars Palmer and Hardy (2000) of mobilisation strategies that utilise linguistic resources since they:(a) involve a sense of obligation or inclination in directives; (b) show how co-operation will produce mutual benefits; (c) construct desired actions as legitimate, beneficial or inevitable; and(d) use past or anticipated meanings, for or against certain actions. Systemic Functional Linguistics is the underlying framework employed to provide a theoretically principled account of the intuitively derived observations from Palmer and Hardy (2000) which are applied to a sample of twenty-seven email texts, through corpus- and text-based analysis. A major finding is that the representation of action is enacted interpersonally through the verbal group. This view complements experientially dominated accounts of the verbal group which focus on the tense system.Further, action is found to be motivated through the negotiation of evaluative stance. By relating the grammar of the verbal group as well as other resources to the discourse semantics of Appraisal, modulation (of obligation or inclination) is found to be enabled by both negative as well as positive judgements of capacity. Specifically, judgements of capacity are re-interpreted as invocations of high obligation as managers seek to mobilise (further) positive performance. The analysis demonstrates that elements in the verbal group (complex) and Appraisal co-opt action through enabling positioning of the writer, in terms of assessing and grading categorical meanings, manipulating interpersonal time, or foregrounding solidarity. A significant contribution to the thesis is an extension of the system of GRADUATION: FOCUS (Hood, 2004a) through the demonstration of how resources of the verbal group negotiate expectations of appearances and achievements. This study has also extended the resources of GRADUATION: FORCE by applying it to the management context.The practical contribution of the study is that these insights may more explicitly inform management training and enable managers to participate more effectively within their community of practice. Advisors/Committee Members: Collins, Peter, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW.

Subjects/Keywords: Systemic functional linguistics; Email texts, Palmer and Hardy (2000); Evaluative stance; Discourse; Grammar; Negotiation; Appraisal theory

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APA (6th Edition):

Wee, C. W. (2009). Mobilising action through management email texts: the negotiation of evaluative stance through choices in discourse and grammar. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of New South Wales. Retrieved from http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/43514 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:4476/SOURCE02?view=true

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wee, Constance Wei-Ling. “Mobilising action through management email texts: the negotiation of evaluative stance through choices in discourse and grammar.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of New South Wales. Accessed June 24, 2019. http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/43514 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:4476/SOURCE02?view=true.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wee, Constance Wei-Ling. “Mobilising action through management email texts: the negotiation of evaluative stance through choices in discourse and grammar.” 2009. Web. 24 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Wee CW. Mobilising action through management email texts: the negotiation of evaluative stance through choices in discourse and grammar. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of New South Wales; 2009. [cited 2019 Jun 24]. Available from: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/43514 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:4476/SOURCE02?view=true.

Council of Science Editors:

Wee CW. Mobilising action through management email texts: the negotiation of evaluative stance through choices in discourse and grammar. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of New South Wales; 2009. Available from: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/43514 ; https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:4476/SOURCE02?view=true

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