Having begun her academic life in the study of verbal art, Hasan was never to work professionally as a linguist in this specialist area of the discipline. The study of literature had almost the status of hobby, while, in her institutional position, she diversified into studies of children's stories, mother-child talk across distinct class settings, the language of globalization, and discourse in educational settings. She studied and wrote on discourse from two languages, her mother tongue Urdu, and her second language, English, in which she lived most of her academic career. She worked on every linguistic scale: on sound patterns, lexis and grammar, on semantic units, and contextual phenomena.
|Title of host publication||On verbal art|
|Subtitle of host publication||ripples in a timeless world: essays in honour of Ruqaiya Hasan|
|Editors||Rebekah Wegener, Stella Neumann, Antje Oesterle|
|Place of Publication||Sheffield, UK|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||9781781794470, 9781781794487|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2018|
Lukin, A. (2018). Language, linguistics and verbal art: the contribution of Ruqaiya Hasan to the study of literature. In R. Wegener, S. Neumann, & A. Oesterle (Eds.), On verbal art: ripples in a timeless world: essays in honour of Ruqaiya Hasan (pp. 6-25). Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.