Hancock’s Meaning-Centered Grammar makes an excellent introduction to traditional grammar viewed within a functional perspective. It possesses a warmth of style unusual for a textbook in this field.
Michael Cummings, Professor, Department of English, York University, Toronto
In this book, Hancock has attempted the difficult task of blending insights from rhetoric and the teaching of writing with terms and descriptions from the two linguistic traditions of traditional grammar and systemic functional grammar, the latter in the form set out in Halliday (1994).
Edward McDonald, University of Auckland