Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/27064
Title: The construal of space in different registers: An exploratory study
Authors: Matthiessen, CMI 
Kashyap, AK
Keywords: Motion
Register
Registerial cartography
Space
Systemic functional linguistics
Transitivity
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Source: Language sciences, 2014, v. 45, p. 1-27 How to cite?
Journal: Language Sciences 
Abstract: In this paper we present linguistic variation in the construal of "space" in different registers. We focus in particular on variation in the lexicogrammatical construal of space across texts belonging to different registers, offering a report based on our exploration of samples of texts operating in different contexts. The registers are differentiated according to the field of activity within context (e.g. Matthiessen, 2006, 2013); the ones considered here are reporting, recreating, doing, enabling, recommending, and expounding. The study is part a long-term research project concerned with the construal of location in and movement through space in language and other semiotic systems, and it is an exploratory guide sketching part of the findings from the research. Our aims, in addition to reporting findings of the project, are to provide the exploratory guide for both more detailed and more extensive analysis in future studies and thus to stimulate more register-based research in this area.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/27064
ISSN: 0388-0001
DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2014.04.001
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