Dreyfus, Shoshana J. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Overview


I am a researcher who specialises in systemic functional linguistics, genre and register theory, discourse analysis and academic literacy. I have almost 20 years research and teaching experience in functional and applied linguistics, and an additional background in education, in particular literacy education.

My research has mostly focused on non-verbal communication and language disorder and disability, discipline-specific academic literacy and developments in systemic functional linguistic theory and discourse  semantics. In addition to these areas, I am interested and involved in many applications of linguistic theory to a wide range of objects of study including language and power, evaluative language, disability issues (particularly intellectual disability and challenging behaviour) and media discourse. I have received a number of research grants and am currently convenor of the Disability Research Network at UOW and co-convenor of the IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Discourse analysis in Education, Arts and Social Sciences) Research Group.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2016 Genre pedagogy in higher education: the SLATE Project

Research Overview


  • As a (systemic functional) linguist, my research covers a wide range areas. These include language disorder, language and power, social media text, disciplinary knowledges and academic discourse, disability studies (including family members and carers of people with disabilities) and different applications and aspects of systemic functional linguistic theory. 

    I supervise students in many areas where systemic functional linguistic analysis is used, such the genre and register analysis of textbooks, and peer reviews of journal articles; second language development children with autism spectrum disorder, circumstantial meanings in academic journal articles, sports discourse, multimodal discourse analysis and more

Geographic Focus


Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Social Issues
    Volume
    53
    Pages
    107 - 122
    ISSN
    0157-6321
    2018

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Social Issues
    Volume
    53
    Pages
    107 - 122
    ISSN
    0157-6321
    2017

    Published In
    Discourse and Society: an international journal for the study of discourse and communication in their social, political and cultural contexts
    Volume
    28
    Pages
    374 - 391
    ISSN
    0957-9265
    2017

    Published In
    Functional Linguistics
    Volume
    4
    Pages
    5-1 - 5-31
    2013

    Published In
    Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders
    Volume
    4
    Pages
    249 - 271
    ISSN
    2040-5111
    2012

    Published In
    Indonesian Journal of Systemic Functional Linguistics
    Volume
    1
    Pages
    156 - 174
    2011

    Published In
    Linguistics and the Human Sciences
    Volume
    7
    Pages
    77 - 99
    ISSN
    1742-2906
  • Book

    Year Title
    2016

    Publisher
    Houndmills, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan UK
    ISBN
    9781137309990
    Pages
    298
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2015

    Published In
    Meaning Making in Text: Multimodal and Multilingual Functional Perspectives
    Publisher
    London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan UK
    Pages
    265 - 298
    ISBN
    9781349502110
    2011

    Published In
    Semiotic Margins: Meaning in Multimodalities
    Publisher
    London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group
    Pages
    53 - 69
    ISBN
    9781441173225
    2011

    Published In
    Explorations in the theory and application of Systemic Functional Linguistics
    Publisher
    Beijing: Higher Education Press of China
    Pages
    1 - 20
    Edition
    1
    2010

    Published In
    Appliable Linguistics
    Publisher
    London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group
    Pages
    25 - 43
    ISBN
    9781441164155
    2010

    Published In
    Appliable Linguistics
    Publisher
    London: Continuum
    Pages
    114 - 129
    ISBN
    9781441164155
    Edition
    1
    2010

    Published In
    Appliable Linguistics
    Publisher
    London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group
    Pages
    185 - 199
    ISBN
    9781441164155
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference
    Pages
    15 - 15
    2012

    Published In
    Plenary presentations of the 39th International Systemic Functional Congress
    2008

    Published In
    International Systemic Functional Congress
    Pages
    340 - 344
  • Other

    Year Title
    2017

Potential Supervision Topics


  • systemic functional linguistics
    discourse analysis
    genre analysis
    appraisal
    language and power
    language disorder
    language and meaning
    academic and discipline literacy
    intellectual disability
    family and carer issues in disability care and support

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Peer review of articles submitted to medical journals - a linguistic analysis. Kheradparvar, Najmeh
    Doctor of Philosophy A comparative study of the Phonological and Morphological Aspects of Second Language Word Learning in Typically Developing Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Agostini, Tonya
    Doctor of Philosophy Revitalising Wiradjuri Language through Dialogic Androgogy Dolan, Lloyd

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Language disorder and linguistics, Education, When there is no speech: a case study of the nonverbal multimodal communication of a child with an intellectual disability 2002 - 2006

Full Name


  • Shoshana J Dreyfus

Mailing Address


  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

    Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2016 Genre pedagogy in higher education: the SLATE Project

Research Overview


  • As a (systemic functional) linguist, my research covers a wide range areas. These include language disorder, language and power, social media text, disciplinary knowledges and academic discourse, disability studies (including family members and carers of people with disabilities) and different applications and aspects of systemic functional linguistic theory. 

    I supervise students in many areas where systemic functional linguistic analysis is used, such the genre and register analysis of textbooks, and peer reviews of journal articles; second language development children with autism spectrum disorder, circumstantial meanings in academic journal articles, sports discourse, multimodal discourse analysis and more

Geographic Focus


Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Social Issues
    Volume
    53
    Pages
    107 - 122
    ISSN
    0157-6321
    2018

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Social Issues
    Volume
    53
    Pages
    107 - 122
    ISSN
    0157-6321
    2017

    Published In
    Discourse and Society: an international journal for the study of discourse and communication in their social, political and cultural contexts
    Volume
    28
    Pages
    374 - 391
    ISSN
    0957-9265
    2017

    Published In
    Functional Linguistics
    Volume
    4
    Pages
    5-1 - 5-31
    2013

    Published In
    Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders
    Volume
    4
    Pages
    249 - 271
    ISSN
    2040-5111
    2012

    Published In
    Indonesian Journal of Systemic Functional Linguistics
    Volume
    1
    Pages
    156 - 174
    2011

    Published In
    Linguistics and the Human Sciences
    Volume
    7
    Pages
    77 - 99
    ISSN
    1742-2906
  • Book

    Year Title
    2016

    Publisher
    Houndmills, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan UK
    ISBN
    9781137309990
    Pages
    298
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2015

    Published In
    Meaning Making in Text: Multimodal and Multilingual Functional Perspectives
    Publisher
    London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan UK
    Pages
    265 - 298
    ISBN
    9781349502110
    2011

    Published In
    Semiotic Margins: Meaning in Multimodalities
    Publisher
    London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group
    Pages
    53 - 69
    ISBN
    9781441173225
    2011

    Published In
    Explorations in the theory and application of Systemic Functional Linguistics
    Publisher
    Beijing: Higher Education Press of China
    Pages
    1 - 20
    Edition
    1
    2010

    Published In
    Appliable Linguistics
    Publisher
    London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group
    Pages
    25 - 43
    ISBN
    9781441164155
    2010

    Published In
    Appliable Linguistics
    Publisher
    London: Continuum
    Pages
    114 - 129
    ISBN
    9781441164155
    Edition
    1
    2010

    Published In
    Appliable Linguistics
    Publisher
    London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group
    Pages
    185 - 199
    ISBN
    9781441164155
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference
    Pages
    15 - 15
    2012

    Published In
    Plenary presentations of the 39th International Systemic Functional Congress
    2008

    Published In
    International Systemic Functional Congress
    Pages
    340 - 344
  • Other

    Year Title
    2017

Potential Supervision Topics


  • systemic functional linguistics
    discourse analysis
    genre analysis
    appraisal
    language and power
    language disorder
    language and meaning
    academic and discipline literacy
    intellectual disability
    family and carer issues in disability care and support

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Peer review of articles submitted to medical journals - a linguistic analysis. Kheradparvar, Najmeh
    Doctor of Philosophy A comparative study of the Phonological and Morphological Aspects of Second Language Word Learning in Typically Developing Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Agostini, Tonya
    Doctor of Philosophy Revitalising Wiradjuri Language through Dialogic Androgogy Dolan, Lloyd

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Language disorder and linguistics, Education, When there is no speech: a case study of the nonverbal multimodal communication of a child with an intellectual disability 2002 - 2006

Full Name


  • Shoshana J Dreyfus

Mailing Address


  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

    Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Geographic Focus