Genre vs. register
c.hart at LANCASTER.AC.UK
Thu Jun 21 09:32:32 UTC 2007
Can anyone explain brefly (or point me in the right direction) how
'genre' and register' relate to each other. Halliday and Hasan (1985:
38) define registers as varieties of language ‘typically associated with
a particular situational configuration of field, tenor and mode’.
Fairclough (1995: 132) defines genres as various ‘uses of language
associated with particular socially ratified activity types’.
All help appreciated.
Lecturer in English Language and Communication
School of Humanities
University of Hertfordshire
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