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Title: A Theory of Syntax for Systemic Functional Linguistics
Written By: Robin P Fawcett

This book describes and evaluates alternative approaches within Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) to representing the structure of language at the level of form. It assumes no prior knowledge of SFL, and can therefore be read as an introduction to current issues within the theory. It will interest any linguist who takes a functional approach to understanding language.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556197322
ISBN-13: 9781556197321
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