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†

27. Typology of MOOD: a text-based and system-based functional view

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

Kazuhiro Teruya [+-]
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kazuhiro Teruya is Associate Professor, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies and Program Leader of Doctor of Applied Language Sciences. He is a founding member of the PolySystemic Research Group. His major publications include A Systemic Functional Grammar of Japanese, Two Volumes (Continuum, 2007), Key Terms in Systemic Functional Linguistics (with Christian Matthiessen & Marvin Lam, Bloomsbury, 2010), ‘Registerial hybridity: indeterminacy among fields of activity’ (with Christian Matthiessen, Equinox, 2016).
Ernest Akerejola
Macquarie University
Alice Caffarel
The University of Sydney, Australia
Julia Lavid [+-]
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Julia Lavid is full profesor of English Language and Linguistics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her research interests cover a wide range of topics related to the functional analysis of English (often in comparison with Spanish and other European languages), using computational and corpus-based methodologies. She has published extensively on these topics, being the author of the book Lenguaje y nuevas tecnologías: nuevas perspectivas, métodos y herramientas para el lingüista del siglo XXI (Madrid, Cátedra, 2005), and coauthor of the research monograph Systemic-Functional Grammar of Spanish: a Contrastive Account with English (London: Continuum, 2010). In her lecture she discusses theoretical and methodological issues related to her most recent research on contrastive corpus annotation methodologies.
Thomas H. Andersen
University of Southern Denmark
Uwe Helm Petersen
University of Southern Denmark
Pattama Patpong
Mahidol University
Flemming Smedegaard
University of Southern Denmark
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen [+-]
Hunan University
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen is a Swedish-born linguist and a leading figure in the systemic functional linguistics (SFL) school, having authored or co-authored more than 160 books, refereed journal articles, and papers in refereed conference proceedings, with contributions to three television programs. He is currently 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.


This chapter is a ‘case study’ in systemic functional typology: the principles of systemic functional typology are applied to propose generalisations about grammatical systems by means of which interactants exchange meanings in dialogue in different languages. Such systems for dialogic negotiation are known as mood systems. The generalisations proposed here are based on comprehensive, text-based and meaning-oriented systemic functional descriptions of a range of languages, six of which are sketched here (Òkó, Spanish, French, Danish, Thai and Japanese), on descriptions couched in terms of other frameworks and typological accounts from the general typology literature. After a brief characterisation of systemic functional typology (Section 2), we will present certain generalisations about mood systems in different languages (Section 3) and then move on to illustrations from the six languages included in this chapter (Section 4).

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Teruya, Kazuhiro; Akerejola, Ernest; Caffarel, Alice; Lavid, Julia; Andersen, Thomas H.; Petersen, Uwe Helm; Patpong, Pattama; Smedegaard, Flemming; Matthiessen, Christian. 27. Typology of MOOD: a text-based and system-based functional view. Continuing Discourse on Language - A Functional Perspective, Volumes 1 and 2. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 859-920 Nov 2005. ISBN 9781845531140. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25353. Nov 2005

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