Functional Approaches to Context: Connections & Divergences between SFL and Other Approaches

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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Functional approaches to language necessarily consider context in some way. In this chapter we look at some of the different approaches to context. By examining a little of the history of context, the similarities and differences between different approaches become clearer in their motivation. While the approaches may differ in details, many of the foundational concerns are similar and there is a great benefit to considering what these different approaches might have in common and what they might have to offer.

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Wegener, Rebekah. Functional Approaches to Context: Connections & Divergences between SFL and Other Approaches. 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=40335. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40335. Apr 2026

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