Publication details [#64564]

Hao, Jing. 2018. Reconsidering “cause inside the clause” in scientific discourse – from a discourse semantic perspective in systemic functional linguistics. Text & Talk 38 (5) : 525–550.
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De Gruyter


The skill to expound and interpret cause–effect relations is critical to the knowledge building task in science. It is vital to comprehending investigative processes and to interpreting claims. This paper asserts that a discourse semantic comprehension of “cause inside the clause” is essential for disclosing the varied language resources for building scientific causality.