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Systematic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis


Le, T and Wang, Xuefeng, Systematic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, T Le, Q Le, and M Short (ed), New York, pp. 27-36. ISBN 978-1-60741-320-2 (2009) [Other Book Chapter]

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Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) have a common interest in the link between language and society. CDA uses Systemic Functional Linguistics as a tool to analyse texts and discourses. While other linguistic models are useful to CDA, Systemic Functional Linguistics is of special interest to CDA, mainly due to its focus on language use, its informative and social functions. Other linguistic models are also useful to CDA but they may lack strong attraction to CDA analysts due to their emphasis on syntactic structure and less on functional aspects of language. This chapter gives a brief outline of Systemic Functional Linguistics and focuses on four grammatical features which have practical implications for CDA: theme, lexical density, nominalisation, and grammatical metaphor.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:language in use, discourse, systemic functional linguistics, functional grammar, theme, lexical density, nominalisation, grammatical metaphor
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, T (Dr Thao Le)
UTAS Author:Wang, Xuefeng (Mr Xuefeng Wang)
ID Code:59656
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-12-16
Last Modified:2015-06-23

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