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Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics (2018)
Thesis
Rudge, L. A. Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/863200

Approaches to understanding language via Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) have resulted in a compendium of literature focussing on language as a ‘social semiotic.’ One such area of this literature comprises systemic functional grammars: descript... Read More about Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics.

Towards an understanding of contextual features that influence the linguistic formality of British Sign Language users (2015)
Journal Article
Rudge, L. (2015). Towards an understanding of contextual features that influence the linguistic formality of British Sign Language users. Functional Linguistics, 2(11), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40554-015-0023-8

This paper seeks to understand linguistic formality through the identification and measurement of contextual features. Using an adapted sociometric methodology to combine systemic functional linguistics and sign linguistics, a survey identifies the e... Read More about Towards an understanding of contextual features that influence the linguistic formality of British Sign Language users.