Social function: To explain the process involved in the formation or working of natural or socio cultural phenomena.
1. A general statement to position the reader
2. A sequenced explanation of why or how something occurs.
3. ClosingLanguage features:
Focus on generic, non-human participants.
Use mainly of general and abstract nouns, action verbs, simple present
tense, passive voice, conjunction of time and cause, noun phrases,
complex sentences, and technical language.
Social Function: To describe a particular person, place or thing.
Generic Structure:1. Identification (identify phenomenon to be described)
2. Description (describe parts, qualities, characteristics)
Focus on specific participants
Use of attributive and identifying processes
Frequent use classifiers in nominal groups.
Use of the Simple Present Tense
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