Understanding register: 5 basic references


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Biber, D., & Gray, B. (2015). Grammatical complexity in academic English: Linguistic change in writing. Cambridge University Press.

Biber, D., Egbert, J., & Davies, M. (2015). Exploring the composition of the searchable web: a corpus-based taxonomy of web registers. Corpora, 10(1), 11-45.