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Title: On Grammar
Written By: Michael A. K. Halliday
Edited By: Jonathan J. Webster
Series Title: Volume 1 in the Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Description:

For nearly half a century, Professor M.A.K. Halliday has been enriching the
discipline of linguistics with his keen insight into this social semiotic
phenomenon we call language. This is the first volume in a series
presenting the collected works of Professor
M.A.K. Halliday. This first volume contains seventeen papers, including a
new piece entitled "a personal perspective", in which
Professor Halliday offers his own perspective on language and linguistic
theory as covered in his collected works. The first part presents early
papers (1957-1966) on basic concepts such as category, structure, class,
and rank.The second part highlights how over the span of two decades
(mid-sixties to mid-eighties) Halliday developed systemic theory to account
for linguistic phenomena extending upward through the ranks from word to
clause to text. The third part includes more recent work in which Halliday
discusses the issues confronting those who would study linguistics, or as
Firth described it "language turned back on itself".

CONTENTS

Introduction: A Personal Perspective by M.A.K. Halliday
Section One: Early Papers on Basic Concepts

1. Some Aspects of Systematic Description and Comparison in Grammatical
Analysis
2. Categories of the Theory of Grammar
3. Class in Relation to the Axes of Chain and Choice in Language
4. Some Notes on "Deep" Grammar
5. The Concept of Rank: A Reply Appendix to Section OneSection Two:
Word-Clause-Text
6. Lexis as a Linguistic Level
7. Language Structure and Language Function
8. Modes of Meaning and Modes of Expression: Types of Grammatical Structure
and Their Determination by Different Semantic Functions
9. Text Semantics and Clause Grammar: How is a Text Like a Clause?
10. Dimensions of Discourse Analysis: Grammar Section Three:
Construing and Enacting
11. On the Ineffability of Grammatical Categories
12. Spoken and Written Modes of Meaning
13. How Do You Mean?
14. Grammar and Daily Life: Concurrence and Complementarity
15. On Grammar and Grammatics

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826449441
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 448
Prices: U.S. $ 90.00
U.K. £ 59.95