Special Issue on Genre



  • John Bateman Departments of English and Linguistics, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany




Linguistics, Book Review

Author Biography

  • John Bateman, Departments of English and Linguistics, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

    John Bateman is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Linguistics and English Departments of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Sciences at the University of Bremen. His research areas revolve around functional and computational linguistics, focusing particularly on accounts of register, genre, functional variation, functional natural language semantics, lexicogrammatical description and theory, multilingual and multimodal linguistic description, and computational instantiations of linguistic theory.


Halliday, M. A. K. (1982) How is a text like a clause? In S. Allén (ed.) Text Processing: text analysis and generation, text typology and attrition 209–247. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell International.

Halliday, M. A. K. and Matthiessen, C. M. I. M. (2004) An Introduction to Functional Grammar. (3rd edition) London: Edward Arnold.

Hasan, R. (1996) The nursery tale as a genre. In C. Cloran, D. Butt and G. Williams (eds) Ways of Saying, Ways of Meaning: selected papers of Ruqaiya Hasan 51–72. London: Cassell.

Malcolm, K. (2005) What Communication Linguistics has to offer genre and register research. Folia Linguistica XXXIX(1–2): 57–74.

Martin, J. R. (1992) English Text: systems and structure. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Martin, J. R. (1997) Analysing genre: functional parameters. In F. Christie and J. R. Martin (eds) Genre and Institutions: social processes in the workplace and school 3–39. London: Cassell.

Muntigl, P. and Gruber, H. (2005) Introduction: approaches to genre. Folia Linguistica XXXIX(1–2): 1–18.

Van Leeuwen, T. (2005) Introducing Social Semiotics. London: Routledge.







How to Cite

Bateman, J. (2008). Special Issue on Genre: Introduction. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 2(2), 177-183. https://doi.org/10.1558/lhs.v2i2.177