Analysing Scientific Discourse from A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective: A Framework for Exploring Knowledge Building in Biology

1st Edition

Jing Hao

February 11, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages - 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815374992 - CAT# K338585
Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics


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This book describes the discourse of biology from a systemic functional linguistic perspective. It offers a detailed description of resources based on text analysis. The description reveals co-textual patterns of language features, their expressions through grammatical resources, as well as their functions in the disciplinary context. The book also applies the description to analyse student texts in undergraduate biology, revealing characteristics of language and knowledge development. Although the discussion in this book focuses on the discourse of biology, both the language description and the descriptive principle can be used to inform the examination of knowledge in academic discourse in general, making this key reading for students and researchers in systemic functional linguistics, discourse analysis, English for academic purposes, applied linguistics, and science education.


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