LINGUIST List 10.803

Sat May 22 1999

Books: Systemic Functionalism

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  1. Paul Peranteau, New Book in Systemic Functionalism

Message 1: New Book in Systemic Functionalism

Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 22:01:12 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: New Book in Systemic Functionalism

John Benjamins announces new work using Systemic Functionalism as a basis: 

Linguistic Choice across Genres.
Variation in spoken and written English.
Antonio SANCHEZ-MACARRO and Ronald CARTER (eds)
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 158
US & Canada: 1 55619 874 4 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3663 1 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

This book, based on revised papers originally delivered at the VII
International Systemic Functional Workshop in Valencia in 1995, explores
some of the choices open to speakers and writers for the expression of
meaning in different socio-cultural contexts. Many of the papers draw
their inspiration from models of language developed by Michael Halliday
and in particular recent theories of variation in relation to texts and
genres explored by Halliday and his followers. There is an emphasis on the
interdependence and interaction of linguistic choices across sentence
boundaries and speaking turns, and also a consistent focus across many
papers on the importance of lexicogrammar in the construction of texts.
Several papers examine the differences between native-speaker and
non-native-speaker choices in speech and writing.

The volume also contributes to our understanding of differences and
similarities between spoken and written varieties of English and of the
central significance of interpersonal functions in the communication of
messages. By drawing on naturally-occurring data collected on a range of
genres as diverse as philosophy articles, scientific research papers,
emergency telephone calls, and casual conversation, contributors both
refine descriptions of the relations between text and context and offer
numerous new insights and analyses.

Contributions by: Gunther Kress; Geoff Thompson; Thomas Bloor; Michael P.
Jordan; Vicente Lopez Folgado; Angela Downing & Julia Lavid; Eija Ventola;
Louise Ravelli; Meriel Bloor; Pilar Garces & Antonia Sanchez; Katja
Pelsmaekers, Chris Braecke & Ronald Geluykens; Gordon Tucker; Daniel
Simeoni & Adrienne Chambon; Luis Perez; Karen Malcolm; Robert Veltman;
Martin Hewings.

Paul Peranteau (
P O Box 27519			Ph: 215 836-1200
Philadelphia PA 19118-0519	Fax: 215 836-1204
John Benjamins Publishing Co. website:
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1999 Contributors

  • Arnold Publishers
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cascadilla Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Elsevier Science, Ltd.
  • Finno-Ugrian Society
  • Indiana University Linguistics Club Publications
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Lincom Europa
  • MIT Press--Books Division
  • MIT Working Papers in Linguisticsi
  • Mouton de Gruyter
  • Pacific Linguistics
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
  • Vaxjo:Acta Wexionesia