Introducing Functional Grammar

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Title: Introducing Functional Grammar
Subtitle: 3rd Edition
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

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Author: Geoffrey Thompson

Hardback: ISBN:  9780415826303 Pages: 316 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Paperback: ISBN:  9781444152678 Pages: 316 Price: U.S. $ 42.95


Introducing Functional Grammar, third edition, provides a user-friendly overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of the systemic functional grammar (SFG) model.

No prior knowledge of formal linguistics is required as the book provides: An opening chapter on the purpose of linguistic analysis, which outlines the differences between the two major approaches to grammar – functional and formal; An overview of the SFG model – what it is and how it works; Advice and practice on identifying elements of language structure such as clauses and clause constituents; Numerous examples of text analysis using the categories introduced, and discussion about what the analysis shows; Exercises to test comprehension, along with answers for guidance.

Introducing Functional Grammar remains the essential entry guide to Hallidayan functional grammar, for undergraduate and postgraduate students of language and linguistics.

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