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LINGUIST List 21.4093

Fri Oct 15 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics: Matthiessen, Larn, Teruya

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <fatemehlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Jennifer Tighe , Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics: Matthiessen, Larn, Teruya

Message 1: Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics: Matthiessen, Larn, Teruya
Date: 06-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics: Matthiessen, Larn, Teruya
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Title: Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics
Series Title: Key Terms
Published: 2010
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/search/default.aspx?Text=Key%20Terms%20in%20Systemic%20Functional%20Li

Author: Christian M. I. M. Matthiessen
Author: Marvin Larn
Author: Kazuhiro Teruya
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441168290 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847064394 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847064400 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 16.99

Please note: This is a new version of a previously announced book.

The field of Systemic Functional Linguistics is a social semiotic approach to
language pioneered by M. A. K. Halliday, which has assumed a central
importance in linguistics in recent years, anchored by a growing body of work.
This book details the key terms, the key thinkers and the key texts in this
field in an approachable, easy to understand and accessible manner. It is
authored by leading names in the field and is aimed at undergraduates and
postgraduates studying linguistics and language studies.

"This volume is a rich resource for anyone who wishes to find out how
Systemic Functional Linguistics approaches the task of describing language,
or to deepen their understanding of key concepts in SFL and the relationships
between them. The book is no mere dictionary-type list of entries: there is a
consistent and fully-justified emphasis on the central importance of
understanding the place of each item in the overall architecture of the theory.
This is highlighted not only through a network of cross-references to other
entries but through a range of ingenious and effective visual representations
of broader areas of the model. The stress on locating concepts in their wider
context reflects the fundamentally systemic nature of the enterprise:
grammatics (the theory of grammar) is treated in the same way as the
grammar (the description of language or languages), as systems of
interlocking choices. The book does not attempt to minimise the inherent
complexity and extravagance of language, or the corresponding complexity
and extravagance required in any adequate descriptive or theoretical account
of language; but it establishes clear pathways through the complexity by
shunting in an illuminating way between concise, lucid explanations of
individual terms and impressively panoramic overviews of the systems in
which these terms play a part. The picture that emerges from viewing SFL
through the window of technical terms - "those meanings of the theory that
have been lexicalised within the register or registers of that theory", as the
Introduction puts it - is unexpectedly comprehensive and rewarding. This is a
book that sets new standards of coverage, depth and coherence for
glossaries of technical terms in any field."
- Geoff Thompson is Senior Lecturer and Director of the MA TESOL at the
School of English, University of Liverpool, UK

'A much-needed resource bringing together key terms from the broad
theoretical and descriptive scope of SFL within a single work. Advanced
students who are used to trawling through volumes will find this book
indispensible: each entry provides an up-to-date definition and refers the
reader to core works in SFL for fuller treatment, while the coss referencing
between items will lead to many fruitful hours refreshing connections and
discovering new ones.'
- Dr Tom Bartlett, Centre for Language and Communication Research Cardiff
University, UK

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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