Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics

This innovative collection brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars highlighting the "appliability" of Systemic Functional Linguistics and the ways in which theoretical and analytical conclusions drawn from its ...

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Author: Akila Sellami-Baklouti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315299853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

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This innovative collection brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars highlighting the "appliability" of Systemic Functional Linguistics and the ways in which theoretical and analytical conclusions drawn from its applications can inform and advance the study of language. The book discusses SFL’s theoretical foundations and development in recent years to demonstrate its evolution into a more effective analytical tool. Building on this theoretical framework, the volume showcases the theory’s applications in case studies exploring four sub-disciplines of language study: multilingual studies; translation studies; language learning and language teaching; and genre analysis. This all-inclusive volume demonstrates both Systemic Functional Linguistics’ efficacy as a means of theoretical analysis, but also its value as a unique approach to the study of language and meaning, making this an indispensable resource for researchers and scholars in applied linguistics, discourse analysis, genre studies, translation studies, and multilingualism.

The Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics

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 ...

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Author: Geoff Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107539749

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 836

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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.

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies

Using the SFL dimensions of stratification, rank, axis and delicacy to show how languages are more similar or more different, this book provides a state-of-the-art critical assessment of the interaction between SFL and translation studies.

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Author: Mira Kim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350091870

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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The field of translation studies has grown rapidly over recent decades, with critical questions being investigated across the globe. Drawing together this scattered research, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies consolidates important propositions by drawing on systemic functional linguistics (SFL). Using the SFL dimensions of stratification, rank, axis and delicacy to show how languages are more similar or more different, this book provides a state-of-the-art critical assessment of the interaction between SFL and translation studies. Highlighting the major contribution SFL can make in developing translation theories, a team of world-leading experts investigate how intricate and wide-ranging translation questions, such as re-instantiation and multimodality, can be most efficiently explored through a detailed meaning- and function-oriented linguistic theory. Examining the theoretical concepts and practical applications of SFL in the translation of a range of languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies provides a stimulus for new work spanning the two fields and suggests new directions for future research.

Language Policy

This book, a trailblazer for academic researchers in the fields of language policy and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as appliable linguistics, examines language policy from the perspective of SFL, which could provide different ...

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Author: Bingjun Yang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315436913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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In recent years, research has prospered in the study of language policy. However, there are still many problems behind this prosperity. For example, much of the research lacks theoretical intervention and neglects perspectives of linguistic theories. This book, a trailblazer for academic researchers in the fields of language policy and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as appliable linguistics, examines language policy from the perspective of SFL, which could provide different angles for language policy and offer a valuable attempt to test SFL as appliable linguistics. This book also explores many typical controversial issues in Chinese language policy with an SFL approach, such as ongoing conflicts between Putonghua and dialects. It not only addresses authentic problems emerging from the implementation process of Chinese language policy, but also has produced some feasible and customized suggestions to improve Chinese language policy.

Grammatical Metaphor

This volume aims to raise and debate problematic issues in the study of lexico-grammatical metaphor, and to foreground the potential of further study in the field.

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Author: Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027275318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 453

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Since the 1980s, metaphor has received much attention in linguistics in general. Within Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) the area of 'grammatical metaphor' has become increasingly more important. This volume aims to raise and debate problematic issues in the study of lexico-grammatical metaphor, and to foreground the potential of further study in the field. There is a need to highlight the SFL perspective on metaphor; other traditions focus on lexical aspects, and from cognitive perspectives, while SFL focuses on the grammatical dimension, and socio-functional aspects in the explanation of this phenomenon.

Discourse in Society

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Author: Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567500439

Category: Psychology

Page: 305

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Systemic Functional Linguistics Exploring Choice

Bringing together a global team, this stimulating volume provides fresh perspectives on choice, a key notion in systemic functional linguistics.

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Author: Lise Fontaine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107036963

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 533

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Bringing together a global team, this stimulating volume provides fresh perspectives on choice, a key notion in systemic functional linguistics.

Corpus based Approaches to Grammar Media and Health Discourses

This edited volume gathers corpus-based studies on topics including English grammar and discourses on media and health, mainly from a systemic functional linguistics (SFL) perspective, in order to reveal the potential of SFL, which has been ...

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Author: Bingjun Yang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811547713

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

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This edited volume gathers corpus-based studies on topics including English grammar and discourses on media and health, mainly from a systemic functional linguistics (SFL) perspective, in order to reveal the potential of SFL, which has been emphasized by Halliday. Various other perspectives, such as philosophy, statistics, genre studies, etc. are also included to promote SFL’s potential interaction with other theories. Though they employ a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, all the chapters focus on exploring language in use with the corpus method. The studies collected here are all original, unpublished research articles that address significant questions, deepen readers’ understanding of SFL, and promote its potential interaction with other theories. In addition, they demonstrate the great potential that SFL holds for solving language-related questions in a variety of discourses.

Language Knowledge and Pedagogy

This book explores the nature of knowledge, language and pedagogy from the perspective of two complementary theories: systemic functional linguistics, and Bernstein-inspired sociology.

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Author: Frances Christie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441169723

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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This book explores the nature of knowledge, language and pedagogy from the perspective of two complementary theories: systemic functional linguistics, and Bernstein-inspired sociology. Bernstein's sociology of knowledge makes a distinction between horizontal and vertical discourses as ways in which knowledge is transmitted in institutional settings, with teachers as agents of symbolic control. Systemic functional linguists have explored educational discourse according to similar hierarchies, and by bringing the two perspectives together this book shows the impact of language on knowledge and pedagogy. The contributors examine the different structures of knowledge and the flow of information within the school context, but also according to language in early childhood, literacy, English, the social sciences, science and mathematics. The result is a progressive and dynamic analysis of knowledge structures at work in educational institutions. Language, Knowledge and Pedagogy makes a major contribution to linguistics, applied linguistics and educational theory. It will be of interest to researchers working in these areas.

Multimodal Discourse Analysis

This book brings together cutting-edge research on multimodal texts and the "discourses" generated through the interaction of two or more modes of communication, for example pictures of language, typography and layout, body movement and ...

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Author: Kay O'Halloran

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826472567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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This book brings together cutting-edge research on multimodal texts and the "discourses" generated through the interaction of two or more modes of communication, for example pictures of language, typography and layout, body movement and camera movement. The contributors collected within this volume use systemic functional linguistics to analyze how meaning is generated within a series of case studies. The result is a comprehensive survey of the ways in which enhanced meaning emerges through the interaction of more than one mode of communication. Multimodal Discourse Analysis will be useful to researchers interested in the application of systemic functional linguistics to media studies, discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics.

Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective

This book focuses on the structural diversity, semantic variability, case choice, stylistic characteristics and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses.

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Author: Qingshun He

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662463673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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​This book focuses on the structural diversity, semantic variability, case choice, stylistic characteristics and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses. The syntactic roles assumed by absolute clauses in the traditional sense can be categorized into clausal adjuncts, attendant circumstances and appositives. These three types of function correspond to the three hypotactic expansions in the relation system of clause complexes in Systemic Functional Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This research, therefore, redefines absolute clauses in the framework of SFL and proposes four syntactic types of absolute clauses: absolute paratactic clauses (elaboration), absolute hypotactic clauses (extension and enhancement), absolute projected clauses (fact and act) and absolute embedded clauses (subject). Based on the Brown family corpora, BNC and COHA, this research finds that different function types of absolute clauses differ in terms of their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and both nominative and accusative cases are acceptable.

A Functional Linguistic Perspective on Developing Language

This volume offers a comprehensive account of language development from a Systemic Functional Linguistic (SFL) perspective, integrating theory and data from a wide range of research studies.

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Author: Anne McCabe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429869839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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This volume offers a comprehensive account of language development from a Systemic Functional Linguistic (SFL) perspective, integrating theory and data from a wide range of research studies. The book begins by taking an in-depth look at SFL theory and its focus on texts, highlighting the metafunctional nature of language and the ways in which individuals’ repertoires of meaning-making resources develop as they interact with the world and with others. Grounded in an SFL approach, the successive chapters consider in turn the key stages of language development, from infancy to school settings to additional, second, and foreign language learning contexts. Each chapter incorporates a range of SFL studies to demonstrate shifts in language development across these stages, but also the discussion of other functional perspectives to examine the ways in which these different approaches inform one another. A concluding chapter considers the implications of these studies for future research as well as for pedagogical practices in literacy teaching. In its consideration of the relationship between SFL theory and its application to language development, this book will be key reading for students and scholars in Systemic Functional Linguistics, language and education, and literacy studies.

Japanese Mood and Modality in Systemic Functional Linguistics

This book is a cross-linguistic and interdisciplinary exploration of modality within systemic functional linguistics (SFL).

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Author: Ken-Ichi Kadooka

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260239

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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This book is a cross-linguistic and interdisciplinary exploration of modality within systemic functional linguistics (SFL). Drawing upon the broad SFL notion of modality that refers to the intermediate degrees between the positive and negative poles, the individual papers probe into the modality systems in English and Japanese. The papers cover issues such as the conceptual nature of modality in both languages, the characterization of modulation in Japanese, the trans-grammatical aspects of modality in relation to mood and grammatical metaphor in both languages, and the modality uses and pragmatic impairment by individuals with a developmental disorder from a neurocognitive perspective. The book demonstrates a functional account of Japanese within an SFL model of language with a fresh perspective to Japanese linguistics. It also refers to cross-linguistic issues concerning how the principles and theories of SFL serve to empirically elaborate descriptions of individual languages, which will lead to the enrichment of the theory and practice of linguistics and beyond.

Systemic Functional Perspectives of Japanese

This book is the first dedicated collection of systemic functional descriptions of Japanese.

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Author: Elizabeth Anne Thomson

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 1845530535

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 361

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This book is the first dedicated collection of systemic functional descriptions of Japanese. It represents the most recent, international work describing the system and structure of Japanese and how applications of the descriptions have been used in the fields of computer science and education. The book consists of 10 chapters and is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers of descriptive linguistics and applied linguistics, as well for Japanese language teachers. The book is divided into two sections: descriptions and applications. Descriptions is organised into the three metafunctions: textual, interpersonal and ideational. Applications is organised into applications in education and in computing. The contributions on education present work on the application of systemic functional theory to teaching Japanese as a second or foreign language. The contributions on computing present the application of systemic functional theory to the development of a Japanese language based computer operating system. The book includes a Foreword by Professor Noboru Yamaguchi, Tohoku University, considered to be one of the first linguists to explore systemic-functional perspectives of Japanese.

Analysing Scientific Discourse from A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective

An introduction to functional grammar (3rd ed.). ... in scientific discourse – From a discourse semantic perspective in systemic functional linguistics.

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Author: Jing Hao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351241038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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This book describes the discourse of biology from a systemic functional linguistic perspective. It offers a detailed description of resources based on text analysis. The description reveals co-textual patterns of language features, their expressions through grammatical resources, as well as their functions in the disciplinary context. The book also applies the description to analyse student texts in undergraduate biology, revealing characteristics of language and knowledge development. Although the discussion in this book focuses on the discourse of biology, both the language description and the descriptive principle can be used to inform the examination of knowledge in academic discourse in general, making this key reading for students and researchers in systemic functional linguistics, discourse analysis, English for academic purposes, applied linguistics, and science education.

Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis

This collection of papers, with their focus on social change in different settings and through a wide range of voices, offers a fresh view of both Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), and, ultimately, ...

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Author: Lynne Young

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826467733

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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This collection of papers, with their focus on social change in different settings and through a wide range of voices, offers a fresh view of both Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), and, ultimately, the relationship between the two. This volume is the first to make explicit this connection so that novices as well as experienced researchers examining the two fields under one microscope can more fully understand how they are related and how CDA can draw on analytical tools rooted in SFL.

Systemic Functional Language Description

This volume showcases previously unpublished research on theoretical, descriptive, and methodological innovations for understanding language patterns grounded in a Systemic Functional Linguistic perspective.

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Author: J.R. Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351184519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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This volume showcases previously unpublished research on theoretical, descriptive, and methodological innovations for understanding language patterns grounded in a Systemic Functional Linguistic perspective. Featuring contributions from an international range of scholars, the book demonstrates how advances in SFL have developed to reflect the breadth of variation in language and how descriptive methodologies for language have evolved in turn. Taken together, the volume offers a comprehensive account of Systemic Functional Language description, providing a foundation for practice and further research for students and scholars in descriptive linguistics, SFL, and theoretical linguistics.

Interpersonal Grammar

Using a unified methodological and theoretical framework, this book compares interpersonal grammar systems across different languages.

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Author: J. R. Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108493796

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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Using a unified methodological and theoretical framework, this book compares interpersonal grammar systems across different languages.

Meaning Making in Text

Meaning Making in Text presents new insights into forms of communication in a range of contexts: cultural, linguistic, multimodal and educational.

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Author: S. Starc

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137477309

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Meaning Making in Text presents new insights into forms of communication in a range of contexts: cultural, linguistic, multimodal and educational. The thirteen chapters are all linked theoretically by advances in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL).