Select Publications


Feez S; Iedema R; White P, 2010, Media Literacy, 2nd, NSW Adult Migrant Education Services, Sydney

White P; Thomson E, 2008, Communicating Conflict, Multilingual Case Studies of the News Media, 1, Continuum Publishing Co, London and New York

Martin JR; White P, 2005, The Language of Evaluation - Appraisal in English, 1, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, New York

Book Chapters

White P, 2022, 'The Appraisal Framework and Analyses of Journalistic Discourse: Objectivity, Subjectivity and Attitudinal Positioning,', in Knox J; Caldwell D; Martin J (ed.), Appliable Linguistics and Social Semiotics: Developing Theory from Practice, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 294 - 208,

White P, 2020, 'Attitudinal alignments in journalistic commentary and social-media argumentation: The construction of values-based group identities in the online comments of newspaper readers', in Zappavigna M; Dreyfus S (ed.), Discourses of Hope and Reconciliation: On J. R. Martin’s Contribution to Systemic Functional Linguistics, Bloombury Academic, London, pp. 21 - 39,

White PR, 2016, 'Evaluative contents in verbal communication', in Rocci A; de Saussure L (ed.), Verbal Communication, Vol 3, Handbooks of Communication Sciences, DE GRUYTER MOUTON, Berlin, Boston, pp. 77 - 96,

White PRR, 2015, 'Appraisal Theory', in Tracy K; Ilie C; Sandel T (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction,, edn. 1, Wiley-Blackwell, New Jersey, pp. 1 - 8,

Thomson E; White P; Kitley P, 2010, '"Objectivity" and "Hard News" Reporting Across Cultures: Comparing the news reort in Ehglish, French, Japanese and Indonesian journalism', in Richardson JE (ed.), Language and Journalism, edn. Original, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, London and New York, pp. 61 - 77

Thomson E; Fukui N; White P, 2008, 'Evaluating "Reporter" Voice in Two Japanese Front-page Lead Stories', in Thomson EA; White PRR (ed.), Communicating Conflict, Multilingual Case Studies of the News Media, edn. 1, Continuum Publishing Co, Great Britain, pp. 65 - 96

White P, 2008, 'Praising and blaming, applauding and disparaging – solidarity, audience positioning, and the linguistics of evaluative disposition', in Antos G; Ventola E (ed.), Handbook of Interpersonal Communication, edn. 1, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin and New York, pp. 542 - 567

White P; Thomson E, 2008, 'The News Story as Rhetoric: linguistic approaches to the analysis of journalistic discourse', in Thomson EA; White PRR (ed.), Communicating Conflict, Multilingual Case Studies of the News Media, edn. 1, Continuum Publishing Co, Great Britain, pp. 1 - 24

Simon-bandenbergen A; White P; Karin A, 2007, 'Presupposition and ‘taking-for-granted’ in mass communicated political argument - An illustration from British, Flemish and Swedish political colloquy', in Fetzer A; Lauerbach G (ed.), Political Discourse in the Media, edn. 1, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, pp. 31 - 74

White P; Sano M, 2006, 'Dialogistic Positions and Anticipated Audiences – a Framework for Stylistic Comparisons', in Aijmer K; Simon-Vandenbergen AM (ed.), Pragmatic Markers in Contrast, edn. Original, Elsevier, Frankfurt, pp. 189 - 214

White P, 2006, 'Evaluative Semantics and Ideological Positioning in Journalistic Discourse: a new framework for analysis', in Lassen I; Strunck J; Vestergaard T (ed.), Mediating Ideology in Text and Image: Ten critical studies (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture), edn. Original, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 37 - 67

White P, 2004, 'Subjectivity, Evaluation and Point of View in Media Discourse', in Coffin C; O'Halloran K (ed.), Grammar, Text & Context: A Reader, edn. Original, Arnold: 229-257, London & New York, pp. 229 - 257

White P, 2003, 'News As History - Your Daily Gossip', in Martin JR; Wodak R (ed.), Re-Reading the Past: Critical and Functional Perspectives on Time and Value, edn. Original, John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, pp. 61 - 89

White P, 2002, '‘Appraisal - the Language of Evaluation and Stance', in Verschueren J; Östman J; Blommaert J; Bulcaen C (ed.), The Handbook of Pragmatics, edn. Original, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia:, pp. 1 - 23

White P, 2000, 'Dialogue and Inter-Subjectivity: Reinterpreting the Semantics of Modality and Hedging', in Coulthard M; Cotterill J; Rock F (ed.), Dialog VI - Working With Dialog, edn. Original, Tübingen, Max Niemeyer Verlag, Germany, pp. 67 - 80

White P, 2000, 'Media Objectivity and the Rhetoric of News Story Structure', in Discourse and Community, edn. Original, Gunter Narr Verlag Tubingen, Germany, pp. 379 - 397

White P, 1998, 'Extended Reality, Proto-Nouns and the Vernacular: Distinguishing the Technological From the Scientific', in , . (eds),,: .', in Martin JR; Veel R (ed.), Reading Science - Critical and Functional Perspectives on Discourses of Science, edn. Original, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 266 - 296

White P, 1997, 'Death, Disruption and the Moral Order: the Narrative Impulse in Mass-Media Hard News Reporting', in Christie F; Martin JR (ed.), Genres and Institutions: Social Processes in the Workplace and School, edn. Original, Cassell, London,, pp. 101 - 133

Journal articles

White PRR, 2021, 'Alignment, persuasiveness and the putative reader in opinion writing', Language Context and Text The Social Semiotics Forum, 3, pp. 247 - 273,

White P, 2021, 'Textual anticipation and the putative reader in persuasive discourse', Journal of Foreign Languages, 44, pp. 2 - 20,

White P; Zaidi A, 2021, 'Attitudinal Positioning and Journalistic Commentary in Politically Fraught Circumstances: Editorializing About the Killing of Osama bin Laden', Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics, 12, pp. 89 - 112,

White P; Xu Q, 2021, 'My Husband Always Crosses the Line": Textual Identity and Presentation of "the Self" in Family Conflict Communication', Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics, 12, pp. 52 - 73,

White PRR, 2020, 'The putative reader in mass media persuasion – stance, argumentation and ideology', Discourse and Communication, 14, pp. 404 - 423,

Jalilifar A; Elhambakhsh S; White P, 2018, 'Nominalization in Applied Linguistics and Medicine: The Case of Textbook Introductions and Book Reviews', Research in Language, 16, pp. 280 - 301,

Tavassoli F; White P; Jalilifar A, 2018, 'British newspapers’ stance towards the Syrian refugee crisis: An appraisal model study', Discourse and Society, 30, pp. 1 - 21,

Mehrabi K; Jalilifar A; AbdolMajid H; White P, 2018, 'Investigating Action Nominalization in the Introduction Sections of Research Articles: A Cross-disciplinary Study of Hard and Soft Sciences', Teaching English Language, 12, pp. 1 - 26,

Blackwell JW; White PRR, 2018, 'The building blocks of speech: Spontaneity, pre-packaging and the genre structuring of university lectures', Text and Talk, 38, pp. 267 - 290,

Makki M; White PR, 2017, 'Socio-cultural conditioning of style and structure in journalistic discourse: The distinctively “objective” textuality of Iranian political news reporting', Discourse, Context & Media, 21, pp. 54 - 63,

Caldwell D; White PRR, 2017, 'That's not a narrative; this is a narrative: NAPLAN and pedagogies of storytelling', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND LITERACY, 40, pp. 16 - 27,

Caldwell D; White PRR, 2017, 'That's not a narrative; this is a narrative: NAPLAN and pedagogies of storytelling', Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 2017,;dn=215386;res=AEIPT

White PR; Makki M, 2016, 'Crime reporting as storytelling in Persian/Farsi news journalism – perspectives on the narrative function', Journal of World Languages, 3, pp. 1 - 21,

White PRR, 2016, 'Constructing the "Stranger" in Camus' L'Étranger - Registerial and Attitudinal Variability under Translation', The Journal of Translation Studies, 17, pp. 75 - 106,

White PR; Jing Y, 2016, 'Why Audiovisual Translators Downplay the Interpersonal: The Case of "Interjections"in English-to-Chinese Move Subtitling', The Journal of Translation Studies, 17, pp. 107 - 142

White PRR; Mammone G; Caldwell D, 2015, 'Linguistically based inequality, multilingual education and a genre-based literacy development pedagogy: insights from the Australian experience', Language and Education, 29, pp. 256 - 271,

White PR; White , 2014, 'The attitudinal work of news journalism images – a search for visual and verbal analogues', Quaderni del CeSLiC. Occasional papers, 2014, pp. 1 - 42,

White P, 2012, 'Attitudinal meanings, translational commensurability and linguistic relativity', Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 65, pp. 147 - 162,

White P, 2012, 'Exploring the axiological workings of ‘reporter voice’ news stories — Attribution and attitudinal positioning', Discourse, Context and Media, 1, pp. 57 - 67,

White P, 2010, 'Taking Bakhtin Seriously: Dialogic Effects in Written, Mass Communicative Discourse', Studies in Pragmatics, 12, pp. 37 - 53

White P, 2003, 'Beyond Modality and Hedging: a Dialogic View of the Language of Intersubjective Stance', Text and Talk, 23, pp. 259 - 284

Conference Papers

White PRR, 2009, 'Media power and the rhetorical potential of the "hard news" report - attitudinal mechanisms in journalistic discourse', in VAKKI Symposium XXIX, University of Vaasa, Finland, Vaasa, Finland, pp. 30 - 49, presented at VAKKI Symposium XXIX, University of Vaasa, Finland, 13 February 2009 - 15 February 2009

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