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 researchersMore on the ecology of grammar, illustrating how each major system serves to realise a semantic systemA systematic indexing and classification of examplesMore 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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 790
Weight: 1497 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 48 mm
Edition: 4th New edition
'...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
'It is hard to imagine anyone in the field of applied linguistics or `linguistics applied' that does not recognise the ever increasing insights that this 4th edition of SFG continues to give in seeing language from so many different perspectives. Its value for teachers and reseachers is immeasurable.' - J.A. Foley, Assumption University, Bangkok
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