Modelling context: a case of dalang training

Albert Tallapessy

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    This paper discusses pedagogic discourse in dalang (shadow play puppeteer) training. Systemic Functional Linguistics will be used as a tool for analysis. The concept of metafunctions will be employed to view realisations from each level of abstraction. Modelling, which is a critical issue in pedagogic discourse will be explored to know how a teacher uses "critical abstraction" – semiotic guidance in developing a skill. Classification and framing and notion of zone of proximal development will also be discussed on the discourse production.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)142-163
    Number of pages22
    JournalCadernos de Linguagem e Sociedade
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • metafunction
    • classification
    • framing
    • zone of proximal development


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