Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

1. Finding Complementarity in the Approaches of M.A.K.Halliday and Robin Fawcett

Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

Jonathan J. Webster [+-]
City University of Hong Kong
Jonathan J. Webster is Professor, Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, and Director, The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also the General Editor of the Equinox journal Linguistics and the Human Sciences and a co-author, with M.A.K. Halliday, of Text Linguistics, published by Equinox in 2014.

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The past 20 years or so have witnessed the discussion on the differences between the Sydney grammar and the Cardiff Grammar, as they are said to be two different registers or dialects in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Jonathan Webster's chapter aims to find complementarity in the approaches of M.A.K. Halliday and Robin Fawcett, as they represent these two models. The author investigates complementarities in these two approaches by looking at instantiation and stratification, among other things. The author points out that Halliday and Fawcett offer complementary perspectives on the phenomena they dub grammatical metaphor and incongruence respectively, and he agrees with Miriam Taverniers that Fawcett's algorithmic approach to grammatical metaphor is 'horizontal' while Halliday's is 'vertical'.

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Webster, Jonathan. 1. Finding Complementarity in the Approaches of M.A.K.Halliday and Robin Fawcett. Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 17-37 Jun 2020. ISBN 9781781796870. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34270. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34270. Jun 2020

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