Register and discourse analysis

Douglas Biber

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Onemajor approach to discourse analysis focuses on the study of language use, describing the ways in which lexical and grammatical features are used in texts (see Schiffrin et al., 2001: 1; Biber et al., 2007: 1-4). Different kinds of texts have different linguistic characteristics, representing systematic patterns of variation that can be investigated under the rubric of register: text varieties of a language associated with particular situations of use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781136672927
ISBN (Print)9780415551076
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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