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Title: An Introduction to Functional Grammar, Third Edition
Written By: Michael A. K. Halliday
Christian M. I. M. Matthiessen
URL: http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Titles.aspx?isbn=0340761679
Description:

This third edition of 'An Introduction to Functional Grammar,' has been
extensively revised. While retaining the organization and coverage of the
earlier editions, it incorporates a considerable amount of new material.
This includes strengthening the grammar through the use of data from a
large-scale corpus, upgrading the description throughout, and giving
greater emphasis to the systemic perspective, in which grammaticalization
is understood in the context of an overall model of language.

The approach taken in the book overcomes the distinction between
theoretical and applied linguistics. The description of grammar is grounded
in a comprehensive theory, but it is a theory that evolves in the process
of being applied.

Contents:
The architecture of language
Towards a functional grammar
Clause as message
Clause as exchange
Clause as representation
Below the clause: Groups and phrases
Above the clause: The clause complex
Group and phrase Complexes
Around the clause: Cohesion and discourse
Beyond the clause: Metaphorical modes of expression
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Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340761679
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 29.99