This is the eleventh volume in Professor M.A.K. Halliday's Collected Works. Taken together, they have shown the sizeable international interest across a number of disciplines in the systemic functional linguistics framework. It is applicable to all aspects of the study of language especially meaning in context and language acquisition. This volume further discusses Halliday's notion of 'appliable linguistics'.
Halliday's powerful theoretical approach to the study of language has contributed significantly not only to advances in our knowledge of how language works but also how linguistic insights may be practically applied across a wide spectrum of social concerns.
M.A.K. Halliday is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia. Professor Jonathan J. Webster is Head of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at the City University of Hong Kong.
Preface 1. Appliable linguistic theory: Editor's Introduction 2. The spoken language corpus: a foundation for grammatical theory 3. Working with meaning: towards an appliable linguistics 4. Putting linguistic theory to work 5. Reconnecting paths: relation network theory and systemic functional theory as complementary perspectives on language 6. On text and discourse, information and meaning 7. Why do we need to understand about language 8. Applying linguistic theory: Editor's introduction 9. Written language, standard language, global language 10. The glossy ganoderm: systemic functional linguistics and translation 11. Pinpointing the choice: Meaning and the search for equivalents in a translated text 12. On matter and meaning: Editor's introduction 13. On grammar as the driving force from primary to higher-order conciousness 14. On matter and meaning: the two realms of human experience 15. Mountains of the word: construing the architecture of nature into meaning 16. Language evolving: some systemic functional reflections on the history of meaning Bibliography Index