Applying Systemic Functional Linguistics: The State of the Art in China Today showcases new work from leading scholars in China, as well as offering perspectives on this work from M.A.K. Halliday and Jim Martin. The range of topics covers graphology/phonology, lexis, group and clause, clause complex, text, typology, semiotics, multimodality, stylistics, translation, and teaching.
Not only will this book introduce the latest research into language and multimodal discourse being undertaken by scholars in China today, but also suggest the way forward in terms of where linguistics should be going if the aim is (still) to create 'the innovative producers of social semiotic theory, description and practice the world rightfully expects from the intellectual superpower China is economically positioned to become' (Jim Martin).
This book is essential reading for scholars involved with systemic functional linguistics and interested in its shifting dynamics.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 709 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm
This very welcome publication offers both definitive accounts of the development of Systemic Functional Linguistics in China and a variety of significant scholarship in sub fields of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Each of the specialized chapters makes an important contribution to Systemic Functional theory and description. -- Michael Cummings, Professor emeritus and Senior Scholar, York University, Canada
This book adroitly combines invaluable information on the historical development of Systemic Fundamental Linguistics in China with intriguing examples of current work, across linguistic strata and semiotic modalities. It is very important reading for anyone interested in international developments in SFL. -- Geoff Williams, Honorary Professor of Education, University of Sydney, Australia and Emeritus Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Canada.