Introducing Functional Grammar

Introducing Functional Grammar remains the essential entry guide to Hallidayan functional grammar, for undergraduate and postgraduate students of language and linguistics.

Author: Geoff Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135983208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Introducing Functional Grammar, third edition, provides a user-friendly overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of the systemic functional grammar (SFG) model. No prior knowledge of formal linguistics is required as the book provides: An opening chapter on the purpose of linguistic analysis, which outlines the differences between the two major approaches to grammar - functional and formal. An overview of the SFG model - what it is and how it works. Advice and practice on identifying elements of language structure such as clauses and clause constituents. Numerous examples of text analysis using the categories introduced, and discussion about what the analysis shows. Exercises to test comprehension, along with answers for guidance. The third edition is updated throughout, and is based closely on the fourth edition of Halliday and Matthiessen's Introduction to Functional Grammar. A glossary of terms, more exercises and an additional chapter are available on the companion website at: www.routledge.com/cw/thompson. Introducing Functional Grammar remains the essential entry guide to Hallidayan functional grammar, for undergraduate and postgraduate students of language and linguistics.

An Introduction to Functional Grammar

This third edition of An Introduction to Functional Grammar has been extensively revised. While retaining the organization and coverage of the earlier editions, it incorporates a considerable amount of new material.

Author: Michael Halliday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444119084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 700

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This third edition of An Introduction to Functional Grammar has been extensively revised. While retaining the organization and coverage of the earlier editions, it incorporates a considerable amount of new material.

Halliday s Introduction to Functional Grammar

Thanks to Geoff Thompson's more introductory Introducing functional grammar and to other contributions of this kind, we were able to extend IFG in significant ways, perhaps making the third edition more of a reference work and less of a ...

Author: M.A.K. Halliday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135983482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 808

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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.

Grammatical Theory

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Author: Stefan Müller

Publisher: Saint Philip Street Press

ISBN: 1013294580

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This book introduces formal grammar theories that play a role in current linguistic theorizing (Phrase Structure Grammar, Transformational Grammar/Government & Binding, Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, Head-​Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Construction Grammar, Tree Adjoining Grammar). The key assumptions are explained and it is shown how the respective theory treats arguments and adjuncts, the active/passive alternation, local reorderings, verb placement, and fronting of constituents over long distances. The analyses are explained with German as the object language. This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.

A Systemic Functional Grammar of English

Providing a simple - but not simplistic - introduction to the Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) of English, this book serves as a launching pad for the beginning student and a review for the more seasoned linguist.

Author: David Banks

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138605956

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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"Providing a simple - but not simplistic - introduction to the systemic functional grammar of English, this book serves as a launching pad for the beginning student and a review for the more seasoned linguist. With an introduction to systemic functional grammar (SFG) through lexicogrammar and the concept of rankshift, this book is the first introduction to SFG (including Appraisal) with examples exclusively sourced from twenty-first century texts. Written for those learning English and English linguistics as a foreign language, this serves as an easy-to-read introduction or refresher course for systemic functional linguistics"--

The Theory of Functional Grammar Complex and derived constructions

Introduction Functional Grammar wishes to describe and explain natural languages in a way which is pragmatically and psychologically adequate . By pragmatic adequacy we understand the degree to which the linguistic description accounts ...

Author: Simon C. Dik

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110154064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

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Analiza: Formación del predicado; Restricciones verbales; Construcciones embebidas; Distinciones de polaridad; Coordinación; Anáfora; Cláusulas interrogativas; Construcción de focos; Accesibilidad; Hacia una gramática funcional del discurso.

Syntax in Functional Grammar

Matthiessen, C.M.I.M. (1989) “Review of Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar', Language, 65 (4), 862–71. Matthiessen, C.M.I.M. (1996) Lexicogrammatical Cartography: English Systems. Tokyo: International Language Science ...

Author: G. David Morley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826430977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This well-illustrated book outlines a framework for the analysis of syntactic structure from a perspective of a systematic functional grammar. In oart, the book goes back to the grammar's "scale and category" roots, but now with the aim of presenting how a descriptive framework illustrating how the analysis of the syntactic structure can reflect the meaning structure.The contents are divided into four sections. Section one gives a brief overview of systematic grammar, including the linguistic system, context of situation, and language fractions. Developing the lexicogrammar, section two considers formal units and their classes, but the principal focus is on section three, which covers the role of units as elements of structure. Section four discusses areas of structural complexity and concludes with several refinements to the analysis format.