A Theory of Syntax for Systemic Functional Linguistics - Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 206 (Paperback)Robin P. Fawcett (author)
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Part 1 summarizes the major developments in the forty years of SFL's history, including alternative approaches within Halliday's own writings and the emergence of the "Cardiff Grammar" as an alternative to the "Sydney Grammar". It questions the theoretical status of the `multiple structure' representations in Halliday's influential Introduction to Functional Grammar (1994), demonstrating that Halliday's model additionally needs an integrating syntax such as that described in Part 2.
Part 2 specifies and discusses the set of `categories' and `relationships' that are needed in a theory of syntax for a modern, computer-implementable systemic functional grammar. The theoretical concepts are exemplified at every point, usually from English but occasionally from other languages.
The book is both a critique of Halliday's current theory of syntax and the presentation of an alternative version of SFL that is equally systemic and equally functional.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 725 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 mm