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Book: Systemic Functional Translation Studies

Chapter: Register and Systemic Functional Translation Studies

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.36937


Chapter 4 explores the relationship between register, text type, and translation. Besides the work by German functionalist scholars, we introduce Matthiessen’s context-based functional text typology that characterizes texts according to the eight primary fields of activity. Based on Matthiessen’s classification, we conduct a survey of the text types studied in the literature.

Chapter Contributors

  • Ma Yuanyi ( - myuanyi) 'Hong Kong Polytechnic University'
  • Wang Bo ( - bowang) 'Sun Yat-sen University, China'