LINGUIST List 21.1011

Mon Mar 01 2010

Books: Applied Ling/Phonology/Pragmatics: Matthiessen, Lam, Teruya

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

Message 1: Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics: Matthiessen, Lam, Teruya
Date: 11-Dec-2009
From: Jennifer Tighe <>
Subject: Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics: Matthiessen, Lam, Teruya
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Title: Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics Series Title: Key Terms Published: 2009 Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

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Author: Christian MIM Matthiessen Author: Marvin Lam Author: Kazuhiro Teruya Hardback: ISBN: 9781847064394 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847064394 Pages: 336 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847064400 Pages: 336 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847064400 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 27.95

"This volume is a rich resource for anyone who wishes to find out howSystemic Functional Linguistics approaches the task of describing language,or to deepen their understanding of key concepts in SFL and therelationships between them. The book is no mere dictionary-type list ofentries: there is a consistent and fully-justified emphasis on the centralimportance of understanding the place of each item in the overallarchitecture of the theory… The book does not attempt to minimise theinherent complexity and extravagance of language, or the correspondingcomplexity and extravagance required in any adequate descriptive ortheoretical account of language; but it establishes clear pathways throughthe complexity by shunting in an illuminating way between concise, lucidexplanations of individual terms and impressively panoramic overviews ofthe systems in which these terms play a part… This is a book that sets newstandards of coverage, depth and coherence for glossaries of technicalterms in any field."Geoff Thompson, School of English, University of Liverpool, UK

"A much-needed resource bringing together key terms from the broadtheoretical and descriptive scope of SFL within a single work. Advancedstudents who are used to trawling through volumes will find this bookindispensable: each entry provides an up-to-date definition and refers thereader to core works in SFL for fuller treatment, while the crossreferencing between items will lead to many fruitful hours refreshingconnections and discovering new ones."Dr Tom Bartlett, Centre for Language and Communication Research CardiffUniversity, UK

The field of Systemic Functional Linguistics is a social semiotic approachto language pioneered by M. A. K. Halliday, which has assumed a centralimportance 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 thisfield in an approachable, easy to understand and accessible manner. It isauthored by leading names in the field and is aimed at undergraduates andpostgraduates studying linguistics and language studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Phonology                             Pragmatics                             Semantics
Written In: English (eng )

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