Author: Eden Sum-hung Li
Hardback: ISBN: 9780826491046 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
This book presents an analysis of Chinese grammar from a systemic functional perspective. Its main focus is the clausal grammar of Chinese, and Dr. Li provides a thorough analysis of Chinese clauses according to their constituent parts. However, uniquely, the second half of the book extends this examination into an analysis of Chinese discourse and text analysis. 'A Systemic Functional Grammar of Chinese' provides the reader with a general theoretical framework of grammar and discourse analysis from a systemic functional perspective.