Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar

Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar


By (author) M. A. K. Halliday, By (author) Christian Matthiessen, By (author) Michael Halliday


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  • Format: Paperback | 808 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 244mm x 46mm | 1,380g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444146602
  • ISBN 13: 9781444146608
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 74
  • Sales rank: 61,440

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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 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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Author information

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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...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

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