Introduction: The Role of Context in Linguistics

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Context - From Theory to Model and Application - Rebekah Wegener

Rebekah Wegener [+-]
University of Salzburg
Rebekah Wegener is a senior researcher in linguistics and semiotics at the Institute for English and American Studies at Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria, and co-founder of learning technology startup Audaxi in Sydney, Australia.

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Context has probably always been recognised as essential to meaning, since, at least at some level, theorists have needed to incorporate the idea that meaning must depend on context, even if that is only at the level of the surrounding sounds, words, sentences. In this chapter we introduce the notion of context and some of the key concepts that we need to consider when we deal with context.

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Wegener, Rebekah. Introduction: The Role of Context in Linguistics. Systemic Functional Linguistics and Context - From Theory to Model and Application. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Apr 2026. ISBN 9780000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40332. Date accessed: 15 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40332. Apr 2026

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