David Butt

Associate Professor

  • 192 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20002019

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2019

Firth and the origins of Systemic Functional Linguistics: process, pragma, and polysystem

Butt, D. G., 2019, The Cambridge handbook of systemic functional linguistics. Thompson, G., Bowcher, W. L., Fontaine, L. & Schönthal, D. (eds.). Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, p. 11-34 24 p. (Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics).

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From the workbench: the 'knight's move' in Halliday’s long conversation between verbal art and verbal science

Webster, J. & Butt, D., Feb 2019, The Bloomsbury companion to M. A. K. Halliday. Webster, J. J. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 467-488 22 p. (Bloomsbury companions).

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Language and science, language in science, and linguistics as science

Halliday, M. A. K. & Butt, D. G., 2019, The Cambridge handbook of systemic functional linguistics. Thompson, G., Bowcher, W. L., Fontaine, L. & Schönthal, D. (eds.). Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, p. 620-650 31 p. (Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics).

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2018

On being a literature teacher: a language based perspective

Butt, D. G., 2018, On verbal art: ripples in a timeless world: essays in honour of Ruqaiya Hasan. Wegener, R., Neumann, S. & Oesterle, A. (eds.). Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing, p. 26-52 26 p.

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2017

The logical metafunction in systemic functional linguistics

Butt, D. G. & Webster, J. J., 12 Jan 2017, The Routledge handbook of systemic functional linguistics. Bartlett, T. & O'Grady, G. (eds.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 96-114 19 p. (Routledge handbooks in linguistics).

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1 Citation (Scopus)
2016

'Construe my meaning': performance, poetry and semiotic distance

Butt, D. G., 1 Jan 2016, Society in language, language in society: essays in honour of Ruqaiya Hasan. Bowcher, W. L. & Liang, J. Y. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 24-55 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Ruqaiya Hasan

Butt, D. G. & Liang, J. Y., 26 Jan 2016, Society in Language, Language in Society: Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan. Bowcher, W. L. & Liang, J. Y. (eds.). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 381-411 31 p.

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Towards a language of operative surgery

Cartmill, J. A. & Butt, D. G., 2016, Communication in surgical practice. White, S. J. & Cartmill, J. A. (eds.). Sheffield: Equinox, p. 312-330 19 p.

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Transactions between matter and meaning: surgical contexts and symbolic action

Butt, D. G., Moore, A. R. & Cartmill, J. A., 2016, Communication in surgical practice. White, S. J. & Cartmill, J. A. (eds.). Sheffield: Equinox, p. 181-205 25 p.

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2015

The 'History of ideas' and Halliday's natural science of meaning

Butt, D. G., 2015, The Bloomsbury companion to M. A. K. Halliday. Webster, J. J. (ed.). London ; New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 17-61 45 p. (Bloomsbury companions).

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2014

Motivated selection in verbal art, 'verbal science', and psychotherapy: when many methods are at one

Butt, D. G., Henderson-Brooks, C., Moore, A., Meares, R., Haliburn, J., Korner, A. & Eyal, R., 2014, Developing systemic functional linguistics: theory and application. Yan, F. & Webster, J. J. (eds.). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, p. 298-322 25 p.

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2013

The teleological illusion in linguistic ‘drift’: Choice and purpose in semantic evolution

Butt, D. G., Moore, A. & Tuckwell, K., 2013, Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice. Fontaine, L., Bartlett, T. & O'Grady, G. (eds.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 37-55 19 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
2012

Discourse correlates of the therapeutic method and patient progress

Butt, D. G., Moore, A. & Henderson-Brooks, C., 2012, Borderline personality disorder and the conversational model: a clinician's manual. Meares, R., Bendit, N., Haliburn, J., Korner, A., Meares, D. & Butt, D. (eds.). New York: W. W. Norton & Company, p. 267-290 24 p. (Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2011

Forms of discourse, forms of knowledge: reading Bernstein

Hasan, R. & Butt, D., 2011, Language and education: learning and teaching in soceity. Hasan, R. & edited by Webster, J. J. (eds.). London ; Oakville: Equinox Publishing, p. 99-165 67 p. (Collected works of Ruqaiya Hasan).

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2010

Grammar - the first covert operation of war

Butt, D., Lukin, A. & Matthiessen, M., 2010, Language and politics. Joseph, J. E. (ed.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Vol. 2. (Major themes in English studies).

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2009

Abstract tools and technologies of learning: an evolving partnership

Butt, D., Kobayashi, I. & Sasaki, M., 2009, Comparative information technology: languages, societies and the internet. Zajda, J. & Gibbs, D. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 11-31 21 p. (Globalisation comparative education and policy research; vol. 4).

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Stylistic analysis: construing aesthetic organisation

Butt, D. G. & Lukin, A., 2009, Continuum companion to systemic functional linguistics. Halliday, M. A. K. & Webster, J. (eds.). London: Continuum International Publishing, p. 190-215 26 p.

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2008

The Robustness of realizational systems

Butt, D. G., 2008, Meaning in context: implementing intelligent applications of language studies. Webster, J. J. (ed.). Norfolk, UK: Continuum, p. 59-83

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The Work of concepts: context and metafunction in the systemic functional model

Butt, D. & Wegener, R., 2008, Continuing discourse on language: a functional perspective. Vol 2. Hasan, R., Matthiessen, C. & Webster, J. (eds.). London, U.K.: Equinox Publishing, p. 589-618

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Whiteheadian and functional linguistics

Butt, D. G., 2008, Handbook of Whiteheadian process thought. Weber, M. & Desmond, W. (eds.). Frankfurt: Ontos, Vol. 2. p. 21-32 12 p. (Process thought; vol. 10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2007

Thought experiments in verbal art: examples from Modernism

Butt, D., 2007, Language and verbal art revisited: linguistic approaches to the study of literature. Miller, D. R. & Turci, M. (eds.). London ; Oakville, CT: Equinox Publishing, p. 68-96 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2005

Method and imagination in Halliday's science of linguistics

Butt, D., 2005, Continuing discourse on language: a functional perspective. Hasan, R., Matthiessen, C. & Webster, J. (eds.). London, UK: Equinox Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 81-116 36 p.

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2004

How our meanings change: school contexts and semantic evolution

Butt, D. G., 2004, The Development of language: functional perspectives on species and individuals. Williams, G. & Lukin, A. (eds.). London: Continuum, p. 217-240 24 p. (Open linguistics series).

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2003

Investigating experience through grammar: from personal to cultural perspectives on the evolution of school knowledge

Butt, D., 2003, Grammar in the language classroom. James, J. E. (ed.). Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, p. 1-40 40 p. (Anthology series (Singapore); vol. 43).

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Outer and inner weathers: cartographies of the semantic self

Butt, D., Fahey, R. & Henderson Brooks, C., 2003, The Self in conversation. Meares, R. & Nolan, P. (eds.). Sydney: Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy, Vol. 2. p. 164-181 18 p.

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2001

Firth, Halliday and the development of systemic functional theory

Butt, D. G., 2001, History of the language sciences: an international handbook for the study of language from the beginnings to the present. Auroux, S., Koerner, E. F. K., Niederehe, H-J. & Versteegh, K. (eds.). De Gruyter, Vol. 2. p. 1806-1838 33 p. (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK); vol. 2).

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6 Citations (Scopus)