Mini-explorations of Systemic Functional Grammar
Bo Wang [+–]
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau
Yuanyi Ma [+–]
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen [+–]
University of International Business and Economics” (UIBE), Beijing
Beijing, Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, in the School of Foreign Languages, Hunan University, Guest Professor at Beijing Science and Technology University, and Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. Before this, he was Chair Professor, Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Professor in the Linguistics Department of Macquarie University. Professor Matthiessen has worked in areas as diverse as language typology, linguistics and computing, grammatical descriptions of various languages, grammar and discourse, healthcare communication studies, functional grammar for English-language teachers, text analysis and translation, multisemiotic studies, and the evolution of language. He has supervised over 40 research students.
Designed to offer a brief and engaging introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG), this book briefly expounds the theoretical conceptions in SFG to readers who are interested in this theory developed by M.A.K. Halliday. Topics focusing on SFG are covered, including a brief survey of SFG, the grammar of discourse, the grammar of interaction, the grammar of experience, the grammar of logic, grammatical metaphor, cohesion, group/phrase, and applications of SFG. Through this book, we also attempt to document and summarize Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen’s various insights on Systemic Functional Linguistics.