The Construction of Controlled English Writing Based on Register Theory

Xiaoxia CHEN


It’s believed that language is produced in the situation by systemic-functional linguists. Language varies with situations, which produce different registers. By analyzing different situations, register theory describes and interprets linguistic changes and varieties. As a significant output activity, English writing comprehensively reflects English proficiency of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners, for it is not only associated with vocabulary, grammar and sentences, but also English thinking pattern and situations, etc. Register theory is of guiding significance for English writing. The paper puts forward the controlled English writing mode as both intelligent and feasible solutions from the perspectives of register theory, hoping to improve the efficiency of English writing.


Register; Register theory; English writing; Controlled English writing

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