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Title: Introducing Functional Grammar, 2nd Edition
URL: http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Titles.aspx?isbn=0340807164
Description:

This is an accessible introduction to the most fully developed functional
approach to grammar currently available. It can be used either as a
comprehensive course book in its own right or as a means of preparing
students for the more theoretical treatment of grammar as presented in
Halliday's 'An Introduction to Functional Grammar, Third edition'.

In this thoroughly updated edition, 'Introducing Functional Grammar,'
describes clearly each of the major grammatical systems in terms of the
kind of meaning that they contribute to messages. Starting with simple
procedures for identifying the choices in a particular system, each chapter
discusses the functions of the system in context. New material on the
implications of corpus data and an introduction to systems networks is
included; and there is greater emphasis on the exploration of how
grammatical analysis can illuminate meaning at text and discourse level.
Much of the content has been reorganised and made more user-friendly in
response to feedback from students as well as teachers and other linguists.
There are numerous worked examples to illustrate the analysis at each
stage, as well as practice activities for the reader to try out.

*This title is distributed in the United States by Oxford University
Press.
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Contents:
The purpose of linguistic analysis
Identifying clauses and clause constituents
An overview of functional grammar
Interaction in the clause: The interpersonal function
Representing the world: The experiential metafunction
Organising the message: The textual metafunction: theme
Organising the message: The textual metafunction: cohesion
Grammatical metaphor
Groups and phrases
Clauses in combination
Implications and applications of functional grammar

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Syntax
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340807164
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99