Mapping genres using systemic functional linguistics

Elizabeth Thomson, Helen de Silva Joyce, Motoki Sano

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    Abstract

    Japanese has been described in formal terms quite extensively, but these formal descriptions have had little to say about the role of the language in context, nor the social purposes for which it is used, that is, language in use. Understanding language in use is achieved not through formal investigation but from a social semiotic perspective, such as that provided by Systemic Functional Linguistics (M. A. K. Halliday, 1985a and 1978). In the field of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), language is viewed as a form of social behaviour in that people use it to get things done in social contexts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMapping genres, mapping culture
    Subtitle of host publicationJapanese texts in context
    EditorsElizabeth Thomson, Motoki Sano, Helen de Silva Joyce
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
    Chapter1
    Pages1-28
    Number of pages28
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9789027265043
    ISBN (Print)9789027256867
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Thomson, E., de Silva Joyce, H., & Sano, M. (2017). Mapping genres using systemic functional linguistics. In E. Thomson, M. Sano, & H. de Silva Joyce (Eds.), Mapping genres, mapping culture: Japanese texts in context (1st ed., pp. 1-28). John Benjamins Publishing Company.