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Chapter: 4. A Functional Approach to Variation in English

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40229


Chapter 4 introduces the linguistic framework used in this study, that of systemic functional linguistics. The concept of register is defined based on the relevant literature, and it is outlined how a functional approach can be beneficial for analyses of media language as well as regional variation.

Chapter Contributors

  • Jennifer Fest ( - jfest) 'RWTH Aachen University'