Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

26. Lexicogrammar in systemic functional linguistics: descriptive and theoretical developments in the ‘IFG’ tradition since the 1970s

Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2 - Ruqaiya Hasan†

Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen [+-]
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Christian Matthiessen is Chair Professor and Head of Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He is the editor and author of a number of books, most recently Introduction to Functional Grammar (co-authored with Michael Halliday, Hodder Arnold 2004), Construing Experience Through Meaning (co-authored with Michael Halliday, et. al., Continuum 2006), Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics (co-authored with Kazuhiro Teruya & Marvin Lam, 2010).

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This chapter is concerned with the development of accounts of lexicogrammar in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) since the 1970s – in particular, with accounts relating to Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar (IFG), the first edition of which was published in (1985). IFG has infl uenced other accounts both within SFL (see e.g. the contributions by Fawcett, Chapter 28 and by Tucker, Chapter 29) and outside SFL (see e.g. Kay, 1979; Lockwood, 2002), in other traditions; but my focus is on the IFG tradition itself. The boundaries are, of course, quite indeterminate – the tradition is not a bounded body of dogma, but an open-ended network of ideas about lexicogrammar.

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Matthiessen, Christian . 26. Lexicogrammar in systemic functional linguistics: descriptive and theoretical developments in the ‘IFG’ tradition since the 1970s. Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 765-858 Nov 2005. ISBN 9781845531140. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25352. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25352. Nov 2005

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