An Introduction to Functional Grammar
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An Introduction to Functional Grammar

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In this extensively revised third edition, Halliday and Matthiessen retain the organization and topical coverage of the earlier editions, while incorporating a considerable amount of new material. They give greater emphasis to the systemic perspective, in which grammaticalization is understood in the context of an overall model of language. Their description of grammar is...more
Paperback, 689 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Hodder Arnold (first published August 18th 1994)
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Mar 05, 2008 Nick rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nick by: Tom Bloor
A grammar book? Are you kidding? You want me to read a grammar book?
Do I? Well, maybe not read it all!!
What does 'grammar' mean to you? Lists of rules about what you can and cannot say? Tree diagrams and obscure logical symbols? An explanation of how patterns of language mean? Well, this last one is what you can expect from Halliday and Matthiessen's 3rd Edition of Introduction to Functional Grammar (IFG). This volume is the core text for an approach to language analysis called Systemic Functio...more
This textbook is brutal. The authors start off the book by telling the readers that they will not coddle us and plan on writing the topics on their level of understanding. And they do. Most of the chapters are inaccessible unless read multiple times. However, this is one of very few books written about functional linguistics and definitely the most inclusive. So, if you are working in the field, I would still recommend it--just plan on spending a long time on each subject and be sure to have a r...more
my favourite grammar :-)
Buku ini menyelamatkanku dari Chomsky. Bukannya mau meremehkan, tapi sepertinya Halliday lebih 'memberi bekal untuk hidup dalam masyarakat' alias down to earth daripada Chomsky...
It is very useful material to who teach/read Applied Linguistics .Thanks to Michael A. K. Halliday The author of An Intoduction to Functional Grammar.
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we will have discussion about this book.. *lalaalayeeee
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Is there anyway to read this book for free
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