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LINGUIST List 19.1331

Sun Apr 20 2008

Books: Ling Theories/Syntax/Pragmatics: Fawcett

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        1.    Janet Joyce, Invitation to Systemic Functional Linguistics through the Cardiff Grammar: Fawcett


Message 1: Invitation to Systemic Functional Linguistics through the Cardiff Grammar: Fawcett
Date: 18-Apr-2008
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Invitation to Systemic Functional Linguistics through the Cardiff Grammar: Fawcett
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Title: Invitation to Systemic Functional Linguistics through the Cardiff
Grammar
Subtitle: An extension and simplification of Halliday’s Systemic Functional Grammar (Third Edition)
Series Title: Equinox Textbooks and Surveys in Linguistics
Published: 2008
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Author: Robin P. Fawcett
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845533953 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845533953 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845533960 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845533960 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Abstract:

This short book is two books in one. First, it is a genuinely introductory
introduction to the main concepts of 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 (i) the 'multifunctional'
nature of language, and (ii) the way in which structures are the result of
'choices between meanings'. It is an 'extension' of Halliday's SFG in
several ways, including the introduction of new elements that are of
growing importance in the language, and a 'simplification' of it in that it
shows how the many 'strands of meaning' in a clause can be expressed in a
single structure.

But this is also a book for experienced linguists (who may include the
teachers of the first group) who are interested in a scholarly work which
(i) compares the two main current versions of Systemic Functional Grammar
with respect to the structure of the English clause, and (ii) gives reasons
for every decision to prefer one analysis to another. This 'book within a
book' is achieved through a generous use of extended 'footnotes'.

The Cardiff Grammar version of SFG is based as firmly in the core
principles of SFG principles as the Sydney Grammar (the version in
Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar). Halliday, however,
describes the development in the Sydney Grammar since the 1970s as
expansions into new areas beyond what he has aptly termed the
'lexicogrammar'. In contrast, the Cardiff Grammar's description of English
lexicogrammar (and other languages) has made significant advances since the
1970s, under the influence of eight major factors. Versions of this book
are being published concurrently in Chinese (by Peking University Press)
and Spanish (University of Plata del Mar Press).

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=34979


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