Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also systemic linguistics)
Definition of systemic grammar in English:
noun[mass noun] Linguistics
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.
- 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.’
- 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.
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