Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age - Sheena Gardner

Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age - Sheena Gardner

11. Transitivity in Language Event Reports in an Online Corpus of Science Journalism

Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age - Sheena Gardner

Blanca Garcia-Riaza [+-]
University of Salamanca
Blanca García Riaza is Lecturer at the Department of English Studies and teaches English for educational, touristic and engineering purposes at the Escuela de Educación y Turismo, Ávila Campus, University of Salamanca, Spain. Her publications include articles on mobile devices as pedagogical tools and science popularization articles analysed within the Systemic Functional framework.

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Nowadays, newspapers can no longer be considered as a paper-based media, but as digital sources of information for a general readership that surfs the Net. Digital editions of newspapers have achieved a spreading level far beyond printed editions, expanding their specialized sections to include new areas of knowledge, such as the case of science popularization articles, that disseminate scientific findings (Giannoni 2008: 212) and make scientific discourse and newspaper discourse merge in a new type of text that represents linguistic experiences (Halliday and Mathiessen, 2004: 441). These linguistic experiences are shaped through language events’ reports (Thompson, 1996: 501), a resource for journalists to include different voices in the story (Martin and Rose, 2003: 23). Science popularizations have notably increased their presence in national daily newspapers across Europe in the last few years (Hyland 2010:118), such as ‘The Guardian’, ‘El País’, ‘La Repubblica’, and ‘Der Spiegel’.

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Garcia-Riaza, Blanca. 11. Transitivity in Language Event Reports in an Online Corpus of Science Journalism. Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 184-197 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781781792384. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26115. Date accessed: 09 Dec 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26115. Nov 2016

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