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.
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.
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