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Chapter: 5. Defining Register for a Quantitative Analysis

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40230


Chapter 5 contains the operationalisation of the theoretical concept of register in order to prepare it for a quantitative analysis. It looks at the three register parameters – field, mode, and tenor of discourse – separately, taking into account their respective subdimensions. The concrete linguistic features defined for each dimension are summarised in a table.

Chapter Contributors

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