Systemic Functional Linguistics and Genre Studies

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Following a reflection on familiar everyday genres and general issues with genre analysis, this chapter continues with a brief account of the contributions of Halliday’s linguistics, Hasan’s work on generic structure potential and Martin’s addition of a distinct level in the theory for genre analysis, after which it addresses issues associated with the scope of genre analysis and the purposeful nature of genres. The chapter goes on to outline the main contributions of genre analysis to educational linguistics, one of a number of domains in which it has been influential, and then presents research methods used in genre studies. Associated with genre analysis has been an explicit approach to genre pedagogy, which is presented in the chapter on SFL and language teaching (see McCabe, this volume). The present chapter concludes with future directions for genre studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics
EditorsTom Bartlett, Gerard O'Grady
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
ISBN (Print)9780415748407
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

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