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Name: Christian  M. I. M. Matthiessen
Institution: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: NSW
Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Translation
Specialty: Systemic Functional Linguistics
Selected Publications: Matthiessen, Christian M.I.M. & J. Bateman. 1991. Systemic Linguistics and Text Generation: Experiences from Japanese and English. London: Frances Pinter. xxii + 348 pp.

Matthiessen, Christian M.I.M. 1995. Lexicogrammatical Cartography: English Systems. xviii + 978 pp. Tokyo, Taipei & Dallas: International Language Sciences Publishers.

Martin, J.R., Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen & C. Painter. 1997. Working with Functional Grammar. London: Edward Arnold. viii + 306 pp.

Caffarel, Alice, J.R. Martin & Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen (eds.). 2004. Language typology: a functional perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Halliday, M.A.K. & Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen. 2004. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. 3rd, revised edition. London: Edward Arnold.

Halliday, M.A.K. & Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen. 2006. Construing experience through meaning: a language-based approach to cognition. Study edition. London: Continuum.

Hasan, Ruqaiya, Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen & Jonathan Webster (eds.). 2005. Continuing discourse on language. Volume 1. London: Equinox.

Hasan, Ruqaiya, Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen & Jonathan Webster (eds.). in press. Continuing discourse on language. Volume 2. London: Equinox.
Announced on LINGUIST :  An Introduction to Functional Grammar, Third Edition
 Language Typology
 Construing Experience Through Meaning
 Continuing Discourse on Language
 Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics
 Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics
 Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  An Introduction to Functional Grammar, Third Edition
Dissertation Director * of: Sentence Analysis and Generation -- a Systemic Perspective
(Michael O'Donnell, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Semiosis as the Sixth Sense: Theorising the unperceived in ancient Greek
(Astika Kappagoda, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Systemic Functional Exploration of Translation Studies: Translation between English and Korean
(Junghee Chang, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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