Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application - Fang Yan

Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application - Fang Yan

16. Systemic Functional Theory and Cyberspace

Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application - Fang Yan

Eija Ventola [+-]
Aalto University
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Major research areas are: international business and corporate communication and language; multimodal and –medial text- and discourse analysis; intercultural and contrastive communication and linguistics, systemic-functional linguistics, discourse analysis, multisemiotic discourses of written and spoken genres of various kinds academic discourses: academic writing and presentations (hobby area: linguistic stylistics, Australian and South Pacific language, literature and culture)

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This chapter analyses the nature of the Cyberspace presence and actions of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). Cyberspace uses the Internet as its medium. The term ‘cyberspace’ is attributed to the science fiction author, William Gibson. Here, in this chapter, Cyberspace refers to the platform for creating knowledge and interaction, and the Internet is the medium by which it is virtually transmitted. So, as far as this chapter is concerned, Cyberspace is described as: (1) reaching a wide audience, which is ‘not tied to geographic location’; and (2) enabling numerous ways of interacting.

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Ventola, Eija. 16. Systemic Functional Theory and Cyberspace. Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 370 - 377 Feb 2014. ISBN 9781845539955. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19476. Date accessed: 26 Nov 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19476. Feb 2014

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