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Name: Daniel  Lees Fryer
Institution: University of Gothenburg
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Homepage: http://www.danielfryer.no
State and/or Country: Norway   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: systemic-functional grammar, academic literacy
Subject Language(s): English
Norwegian Bokmål
Selected Publications: Fryer, Daniel Lees. 2012. Analysis of the generic discourse features of the English-language medical research article: a systemic-functional approach. Functions of Language 19(1), 5-37
Courses Taught: Systemic-functional grammar
Social semiotics
Academic writing
English grammar
Reviewer of: Scientific Discourse and the Rhetoric of Globalization (LL Issue 24.565)
Reading Visual Narratives (LL Issue 24.2565)
Academic Paper Abstract: Analysis of the Generic Discourse Features of the English-Language Medical Research Article: A systemic-functional approach

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