Australian Applied Language Studies
  • ISSN 0155-0640
  • E-ISSN: 1833-7139
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This paper proposes a three-tiered approach to genre analysis. A system of generic stages is derived from configurations of options from the systems of transitivity, mood, theme, conjunction, reference and tense. Generic structures, motivated by context-specific generic strategies, are, in turn, derived from generic stages. The approach is applied to a small corpus of press articles dealing with the relation between parents and children.


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