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Thu Nov 11 2021

Books: The Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics: Thompson, Bowcher, Fontaine, Schönthal (eds.)

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Date: 10-Oct-2021
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Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics: Thompson, Bowcher, Fontaine, Schönthal (eds.)
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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Geoff Thompson
Editor: Wendy L. Bowcher
Editor: Lise Fontaine
Editor: David Schönthal
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107539747 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 45.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107539747 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107539747 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 40.84

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.

Presenting a field-defining overview of one of the most appliable linguistic theories available today, this Handbook surveys the key issues in the study of systemic functional linguistics (SFL), covering an impressive range of theoretical perspectives. Written by some of the world's foremost SFL scholars, including M. A. K. Halliday, the founder of SFL theory, the handbook covers topics ranging from the theory behind the model, discourse analysis within SFL, applied SFL, to SFL in relation to other subfields of linguistics such as intonation, typology, clinical linguistics and education. Chapters include discussion on the possible future directions in which research might be conducted and issues that can be further investigated and resolved. Readers will be inspired to pursue the challenges raised within the volume, both theoretically and practically.

Introduction Wendy L. Bowcher, Lise Fontaine and David Schönthal; Part I. SFL: The Model: 1. Firth and the origins of systemic functional linguistics: process, pragma, and polysystem David G. Butt; 2. Key concepts and the architecture of language in the SFL model Jonathan J. Webster; 3. Semantics Miriam Taverniers; 4. The clause: an overview of the lexicogrammar Margaret Berry; 5. The rooms of the house: grammar at group rank Lise Fontaine and David Schönthal; 6. Context and register Wendy L. Bowcher; 7. Intonation Wendy L. Bowcher and Meena Debashish; 8. Continuing issues in SFL Mick O'Donnell; 9. The Cardiff model of functional syntax Anke Schulz and Lise Fontaine; 10. SFL in context Christopher S. Butler; Part II. Discourse Analysis within SFL: 11. Models of discourse in systemic functional linguistics Tom Bartlett; 12. Cohesion and conjunction Maite Taboada; 13. Semantic networks Andy Fung and Francis Robert Low; 14. Discourse semantics J. R. Martin; 15. Appraisal Susan Hood; 16. SFL and diachronic studies David Banks; 17. SFL and multimodal discourse analysis Kay L. O'Halloran, Sabine Tan and Peter Wignell; 18. SFL and critical discourse analysis Gerard O'Grady; Part III. SFL in Application: 19. Language development Geoff Williams; 20. Applying SFL for understanding and fostering instructed second language development Heidi Byrnes; 21. Language and education: learning to mean Peter Mickan; 22. Systemic functional linguistics and computation: new directions, new challenges John Bateman, Daniel McDonald, Tuomo Hiippala, Daniel Couto-Vale and Eugeniu Costetchi; 23. Clinical linguistics Elissa Asp and Jessica de Villiers; 24. Language and science, language in science, and linguistics as science M. A. K. Halliday and David G. Butt; 25. Language and medicine Alison Rotha Moore; 26. Language and literature Donna R. Miller; 27. Language and social media: enacting identity through ambient affiliation Michele Zappavigna; 28. Theorizing and modeling translation Erich Steiner; 29. Language typology Abhishek Kumar Kashyap; Index.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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