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Book: The Birth of the Academic Article

Chapter: Linguistic background

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25693


This section explains why Systemic Functional Linguistics has been chosen as a suitable framework. It then explains the aspects of the theory which will be exploited in the analyses, notably, thematic structure, process types, nominalization (as a form of grammatical metaphor), and the importance of the link between context and language.

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  • Janet Joyce ( - janet) 'Equinox Publishing Ltd.'