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[mass noun] A method of analysis based on the conception of language as a network of systems determining the options from which speakers choose in accordance with their communicative goals.
- ‘The second cluster includes education and critical literacies and systemic linguistics, both with roots in an empirical social science tradition, with a focus on process and structure rather than form and content.’
- ‘It does not teach the metalanguage of systemic linguistics to students; it uses systemic linguistics to organise and present the systems of language and organisation with which the software program is designed.’
- ‘The aim of the project is to examine the contribution functional systemic linguistics can provide in the field of translation research with a view to perfecting an interactive computer program based on pre-translation text analysis and actual translation practice.’
- ‘Register is important in systemic linguistics because it is seen as the linguistic consequence of interacting aspects of context, which Haliday calls ‘field, tenor, and mode.’’
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