Invitation to systemic functional linguistics through the Cardiff grammar

Invitation to systemic functional linguistics through the Cardiff grammar

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This short book is intended for two groups of readers, and so is two books in one. First, it is a genuinely introductory introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) for the 21st century. Drawing on recent research, it focusses on the structure of the clause in English, bringing out clearly the 'multifunctional' nature of language, and the way in which structures are the result of 'choices between meanings'. It is both an 'extension' of Halliday's SFG (as in his Introduction to Functional Grammar), e.g. in describing elements of growing importance in the grammar of English, and a 'simplification' of it, e.g. in showing how the various 'strands of meaning' in a clause come to be expressed in a single structure.As Appendix 1 demonstrates, the essential relationships of English syntax can be summarized on just three pages. ... a tree, so that the diagrams that are used to represent these relationships are called, by general agreement, tree diagrams.


Title:Invitation to systemic functional linguistics through the Cardiff grammar
Author: Robin P. Fawcett
Publisher:Equinox Publishing (UK) - 2008
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