Halliday's introduction to functional grammar / M.A.K. Halliday.

Other titles
  • Introduction to functional grammar.
  • Introduction to funtional grammar
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Edition
  • 4th ed.
Published
  • Abingdon, Oxon. : Routledge 2014
Physical description
1 online resource (xviii, 786 p.)
ISBN
  • 9781135983413
  • 9780415826280 (hbk.)
  • 9781444146608 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Previous ed. published as: Introduction to functional grammar, 2004.
  • Made available via Ebooks Corporation's Ebook library.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [732]-752) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Made available through dawsonera.
  • Description based on print version record.
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • Cover; Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Conventions; Introduction; Part I The Clause; 1 The architecture of language; 1.1 Text and grammar; 1.2 Phonology and grammar; 1.3 Basic concepts for the study of language; 1.4 Context, language and other semiotic systems; 1.5 The location of grammar in language; the role of the corpus; 1.6 Theory, description and analysis; 2 Towards a functional grammar; 2.1 Towards a grammatical analysis; 2.2 The lexicogrammar cline; 2.3 Grammaticalization; 2.4 Grammar and the corpus.
  • 2.5 Classes and functions2.6 Subject, Actor, Theme; 2.7 Three lines of meaning in the clause; 3 Clause as message; 3.1 Theme and Rheme; 3.2 Group/phrase complexes as Theme; thematic equatives; 3.3 Theme and mood; 3.4 Textual, interpersonal and topical Themes; 3.5 The information unit: Given + New; 3.6 Given + New and Theme + Rheme; 3.7 Predicated Themes; 3.8 Theme in bound, minor and elliptical clauses; 3.9 Thematic interpretation of a text; 4 Clause as exchange; 4.1 The nature of dialogue; 4.2 The Mood element; 4.3 Other elements of Mood structure; 4.4 Mood as system; further options.
  • 4.5 POLARITY and MODAL ASSESSMENT (including modality)4.6 Absence of elements of the modal structure; 4.7 Clause as Subject; 4.8 Texts; 5 Clause as representation; 5.1 Modelling experience of change; 5.2 Material clauses: processes of doing-&-happening; 5.3 Mental clauses: processes of sensing; 5.4 Relational clauses: processes of being & having; 5.5 Other process types; summary of process types; 5.6 Circumstantial elements; 5.7 Transitivity and voice: another interpretation; 5.8 Text illustrations; Part II Above, Below and Beyond the Clause; 6 Below the clause: groups and phrases.
  • 6.1 Groups and phrases6.2 Nominal group; 6.3 Verbal group; 6.4 Adverbial group, conjunction group, preposition group; 6.5 Prepositional phrase; 6.6 Word classes and group functions; 7 Above the clause: the clause complex; 7.1 The notion of 'clause complex'; 7.2 Types of relationship between clauses; 7.3 Taxis: parataxis and hypotaxis; 7.4 Elaborating, extending, enhancing: three kinds of expansion; 7.5 Reports, ideas and facts: three kinds of projection; 7.6 The clause complex as textual domain; 7.7 Clause complex and tone; 7.8 Texts; 8 Group and phrase complexes.
  • 8.1 Overview of complexing at group/phrase rank8.2 Parataxis: groups and phrases; 8.3 Hypotaxis: nominal group; 8.4 Hypotaxis: adverbial group/prepositional phrase; 8.5 Hypotaxis: verbal group, expansion (1): general; 8.6 Hypotaxis: verbal group, expansion (2): passives; 8.7 Hypotaxis: verbal group, expansion (3): causative; 8.8 Hypotaxis: verbal group, projection; 8.9 Logical organization: complexes at clause and group/phrase structure, and groups; 9 Around the clause: cohesion and discourse; 9.1 The concept of text; logogenetic patterns; 9.2 The lexicogrammatical resources of COHESION.
  • 9.3 CONJUNCTION.
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  • Halliday''s Introduction to Functional Grammar, Fourth Edition, is the standard reference text for systemic functional linguistics and an ideal introduction for you, whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate interested in the relation between grammar, meaning and discourse.

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