Analyzing written language
An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies - Anne McCabe
Anne McCabe [+]
Saint Louis University
Anne McCabe is a faculty member of the English Department at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain, where she teaches linguistics, ESL and writing pedagogy to undergraduate and graduate students. She has published widely on application of Systemic Functional Linguistics to analysis of educational and media texts including An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies (Equinox).
This chapter focuses mainly on analyzing the written language through perspectives that allow us to understand why language is the way it is because of the context for which it has been produced. Therefore, in order to focus on language in written modes, the chapter analyzes methods of text and discourse analysis, which help explain language in its context of use.