Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar [NOOK Book]

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Fully updated and revised, this fourth edition of Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar explains the principles of systemic functional grammar, enabling the reader to understand and apply them in any context. Halliday's innovative approach of engaging with grammar through discourse has become a worldwide phenomenon in linguistics.

Updates to the new edition include:

  • Recent uses of systemic functional ...
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Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar

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Overview

Fully updated and revised, this fourth edition of Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar explains the principles of systemic functional grammar, enabling the reader to understand and apply them in any context. Halliday's innovative approach of engaging with grammar through discourse has become a worldwide phenomenon in linguistics.

Updates to the new edition include:

  • Recent uses of systemic functional linguistics to provide further guidance for students, scholars and researchers
  • More on the ecology of grammar, illustrating how each major system serves to realise a semantic system
  • A systematic indexing and classification of examples
  • More from corpora, thus allowing for easy access to data

Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar, Fourth Edition, is the standard reference text for systemic functional linguistics and an ideal introduction for students and scholars interested in the relation between grammar, meaning and discourse.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
...an invaluable presentation of, and rationale for, the central descriptive apparatus of Halliday's systemic-functional grammar of English...essential reading for all students of English textual structure, teeming with insights.
Michael Toolan, University of Birmingham, UK

Anyone who claims any interst in practical grammar and its relationship to theoretical grammar should certainly familiarise themselves with it.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135983482
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 808
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

M.A.K. HALLIDAY is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia.

CHRISTIAN M.I.M. MATTHIESSEN is Chair Professor of the Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
PART I: THE CLAUSE
Chapter 1: The architecture of language
Chapter 2: Towards a functional grammar
Chapter 3: Clause as message
Chapter 4: Clause as exchange
Chapter 5: Clause as representation
PART II: ABOVE, BELOW AND BEYOND THE CLAUSE
Chapter 6: Below the clause: groups and phases
Chapter 7: Above the clause: the clause complex
Chapter 8: Group and phrase complexes
Chapter 9: Around the clause: cohesion and discourse
Chapter 10: Beyond the clause: metaphorical modes of expression
References
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Highly Recommended!

    Understanding Halliday and Matthiessen's book on SFG has not been easy but when I do understand it I feel like they are giving me a lot of insight into what language is and what it does. I recommend this book for anybody who wants to teach language, or anybody who just wants to understand it better.

    But I have one criticism about Nook. I am trying to use this book in a project but the Nook version does not give page numbers. It would be really helpful for citing purposes if they put page numbers into it.

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