Y. J. Doran


This site is for professional information about Yaegan Doran.

I am currently Research Fellow in the LCT Centre for Knowledge-Building and Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney.




My most recent book is The Discourse of Physics: Building Knowledge through Language, Mathematics and Image published by Routledge, 2018.


My research focuses on language, semiosis, knowledge and education, spanning the interdisciplinary fields of educational linguistics, multimodality, and language and identity, and focusing primarily on English and Sundanese. I develop grammatical, discourse semantic, register and genre-based descriptions of language and other semiotic resources including mathematics, images and academic formalisms, as well as fine-grained analytical tools for understanding variations in knowledge practices from the perspectives of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory. In addition, I consider the organisation of values systems that position communities of practice, the highly evaluative language that invokes these systems and the theoretical issues that arise from these for our understanding of language, knowledge and pedagogy.

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