Research interests

Given a language function (e.g., relating events in sequence), do different academic disciplines use different genres to accomplish that function? I’m thinking of this at the secondary level — so do teachers use different genres / discourse organization techniques to describe “the events that led up to the U.S. getting involved in WWI,” “the procedures used to graph a hyperbola from a quadratic equation,” and “the stages in cellular respiration”?

Systemic-functional linguistics and genre theory

Conversation analysis

Interactional sociolinguistics

Maybe, at some point, multidimensional analysis

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