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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 January 1st 1985)
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Mar 05, 2008 Nick rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 13, 2008 J-Lynn rated it it was ok
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
Aug 21, 2011 Tsvetomila rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite
my favourite grammar :-)
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May 15, 2015 Muhamad Ridwan rated it really liked it
The main theory I am using for my undergraduate thesis. Very comprehensive!
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Oct 13, 2015 Guilherme Nunes rated it it was amazing
O livro é brutal! Nunca mais verei a linguagem da mesma forma.
Oct 14, 2007 Ivan rated it it was amazing
Buku ini menyelamatkanku dari Chomsky. Bukannya mau meremehkan, tapi sepertinya Halliday lebih 'memberi bekal untuk hidup dalam masyarakat' alias down to earth daripada Chomsky...
Nov 23, 2012 Ms. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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I quit reading halfway when I found the 4th edition
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May 23, 2013 Yulia Ainsani rated it it was ok
we will have discussion about this book.. *lalaalayeeee
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Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday is a British-born Australian linguist who developed the internationally influential systemic functional linguistic model of language.
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