Language, linguistics and verbal art

the contribution of Ruqaiya Hasan to the study of literature

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn verbal art
Subtitle of host publicationripples in a timeless world: essays in honour of Ruqaiya Hasan
EditorsRebekah Wegener, Stella Neumann, Antje Oesterle
Place of PublicationSheffield, UK
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781781796474
ISBN (Print)9781781794470, 9781781794487
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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