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The Continuum significant other to Systemic sensible Linguistics is designed to be the fundamental one-volume source for college kids and researchers. The e-book comprises: advent to the sector by means of M A ok Halliday; accomplished advent to technique and matters; definitions of keyword phrases; outlines of study components; consultant to getting to know systemic sensible linguistics; bibliography of key readings. finished and available, this Continuum spouse may be the crucial advisor for college students and researchers of systemic useful linguistics.

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Indd 21 4/6/2009 2:05:37 PM 22 Continuum Companion to Systemic Functional Linguistics which has often been referred to as statistical NLP (see Manning & Schütze, 1999). Here more powerful and sophisticated computational techniques than those traditionally used in corpus linguistics have been applied to large corpora to address a range of research problems in NLP. This now led to a reconceptualization of the linguistic system itself as inherently probabilistic (recalling Halliday’s, 1959, insights into the nature of language that have informed SFL from the start, but with a syntagmatic rather than paradigmatic orientation): see Bod, Hay & Jannedy (2003).

G. g. literary criticism in English; argumentative and comparative expositions in any subject). g. 2005)). Forensic linguistics — focus on ‘enabling: regulating’ texts (in discourses of the law) and on ‘reporting’ texts (in the courtroom), but also on other types of text when these texts themselves are used for investigative purposes, as in investigations of authorship. 1 Educational linguistics Educational linguistics (see chapters 9–12 in Hasan et al. g. Pearce, Thornton & Mackay, 1989). Educational linguistics is, in principle, concerned with texts instantiating all registers since one key aspect of education is precisely giving pupils and students access to an ever-increasing range of registers, enabling them to expand their personal repertoires of registers so that they can master registers operating in a growing range of institutional contexts, thus removing barriers for them to access these contexts.

5 Other possible developments In addition to the sectors in focus in media linguistics, administrative linguistics and marketing linguistics, it is possible to imagine that other register sectors will become the focus of dedicated fields of linguistic activity. For instance: ! g. within education, within information technology, within the “knowledge industry”). It is possible to see Christie & Martin (2007) and Halliday & Matthiessen (1999) as complementary contributions towards the development of epistemological linguistics.

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