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An Analysis of the Website Profile of Oxford University———from the Perspective of Systemic Functional Grammar

Jing Zhang, Lingling Liu

Abstract


Website profile of university is a brief introduction to the university on its official website. It provides a comprehensive overview of the university for web browsers as well as helps the university to attract students to apply for it. This paper intends to construe the ideational function of the profile of Oxford University, which is one of the top universities in the world. In the light of Halliday’ s systemic functional grammar, detailed analysis will be carried out in terms of transitivity system. Through this analysis, it is hoped that this study can find out motives behind this linguistic form and help readers to have a better understanding of how ideational function is realized in this kind of profile.

Keywords


Ideational Function; Website Profile of University; Transitivity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v5i5.3705

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