Meaning and Form: Systemic Functional Interpretations

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Linguists honor Michael Halliday, with papers organized in relation to sections of his An Introduction to Functional Grammar, applying his principles to languages other than English. Part I contains sections on textual, interpersonal, and experiential meaning and form. Part II looks at time and tense, and lexis and the nominal group. Part III and IV discuss the concept of cohesive harmony, and the value of Halliday's work in machine translation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567502541
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Series: Advances in Discourse Processes Series, #57
  • Pages: 690
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series
1 What Is Theme? - A(nother) Personal View 1
2 Experiential Enhanced Theme in English 65
3 Theme and Information Until Shakespeare 113
4 On the Concept of an Interpersonal Metafunction in English 151
5 Modality and Modulation in Chinese 183
6 Amplification as a Grammatical Prosody: Attitudinal Modification in the Nominal Group 211
7 Transitivity in Tagalog: A Functional Interpretation of Case 229
8 A Systemic Functional Approach to Complementation in English 297
9 Turning Grammar on Itself: Identifying Clauses in Linguistic Discourse 367
10 Attribution and Identification in Gooniyandi 395
11 Tense in English Seen Through Systemic-Functional Theory 431
12 Towards a Systemic Approach to Tense and Aspect in Polish 499
13 Discourse-Pragmatic Distinctions of the Past in Present in English and Spanish 509
14 Cultural Classification and System Networks: A Systemic Functional Approach to Lexical Semantics 533
15 "NGp of NGp" Constructions: A Functional-Structural Study 567
16 The Development of the Concept of Cohesive Harmony 585
17 A Fragment of a Multilingual Transfer Component and its Relation to Discourse Knowledge 601
Author Index 637
Subject Index 643
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