Book: Choice in Language
Chapter: 6 Choice and domain: A corpus-based study with special reference to the BNC Baby
This chapter adopts Fairclough’s (2003) view that a text cannot be separated from the context of its production, distribution and reception. The meso-level links the linguistic features of text at the micro-level to wider social, political, economic and cultural contexts. The chapter further focuses on focuses on WSD and transitivity analysis through investigating domain as an extra-linguistic constraint on the choice of meanings and the influence of this on process type.