A Critical Review of Consciousness-Raising Approaches: Applied Linguistics vs. Systemic Functional Linguistics

Aiyoub Jodairi Pineh


This paper is a critical review of the notion of consciousness-raising approach in the mainstream Applied Linguistics (AL) and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). It reviews the development of this approach from traditional grammarian perspectives to the recent developments in AL, and compares and contrasts this approach in AL with the notion of grammatical metaphor (GM) in SFL as a compatible resource for consciousness-raising. The paper concludes that SFL introduces new and developmental resources of consciousness at different times and spaces, which is subject to further linguistic investigations. It has also implications for the English language teaching and learning in EFL contexts. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v8i2.9273

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