1 Language Use, Context and System
Explorations in Functional Syntax - A New Framework for Lexicogrammatical Analysis - G. David Morley
G. David Morley [+]
University of Strathclyde
G. David Morley is Lecturer in Modern Languages at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He is also the author of An Introduction to Systemic Grammar (Macmillan, 1985) and Syntax in Functional Grammar: an Introduction to Lexicogrammar in Systemic Linguistics (Continuum, 2000).
This chapter introduces language use, as language represents just one way in which we as humans can behave, the necessary context in which every speech act takes place, and the linguistic system.