A Systemic Functional History of English Language Change: Cultural Semantics, Discourse Semantics, Register and Genre

Diachronicity in Systemic Functional Linguistics - Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings [+-]
York University, Toronto.
Michael Cummings is Professor emeritus and Senior Scholar in the English Department of York University, Toronto. His research interests include Systemic Functional linguistic approaches to discourse and lexico-grammar in Old English and modern English.

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The history of English illustrates the applicability of this model. The first part of the model concerns cultural semantics, discourse semantics, register and genre. Change in each of these areas run through the stages of Old English, early Middle English, later Middle English, early Modern English, and later Modern English.

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Cummings, Michael. A Systemic Functional History of English Language Change: Cultural Semantics, Discourse Semantics, Register and Genre. Diachronicity in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Sep 2024. ISBN 9780000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40462. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40462. Sep 2024

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