This book offers a systemic-functional account of Spanish, and analyses how Spanish grammatical forms compare and contrast with those of English. The authors analyse Spanish according to the three main 'metafunctions': ideational, interpersonal, and textual. The result is a comprehensive examination of Spanish grammar from the clause upwards. Presupposing little or no knowledge of Spanish, this book will be of interest to researchers in Spanish language, systemic functional linguistics or contrastive linguistics.
Julia Lavid is Professor of English Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Jorge Arus is Assistant Lecturer in English Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Juan Rafael Zamorano is Assistant Lecturer in English Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
1. Introduction; 1.1 Goals and motivations; 1.2 Methods; 1.3 Structure of the book; 2. Ideational contrasts; 2.1 Experiential resources; 2.2 Logical resources; 3. Interpersonal contrasts; 3.1 The grammar of mood: introduction; 3.2 Polarity and modality: introduction; 4. Textual contrasts; 4.1 Textual statuses: introduction; 5. Other contrastive features; 5.1 The grammar of groups and phrases; 5.2 The interaction between metafunctions; Conclusion; References.