Editors' Notes for the Collected Works of Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen

Systemic Functional Linguistics, Part 1 - Volume 1 - Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen

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).
Diana Slade [+-]
Australian National University
Diana Slade is Professor of Applied Linguistics, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics. She is also Director of ANU Institute of Communication in Healthcare. Her major publications include Communicating in Hospital Emergency Departments (co-authored, Springer), Effective Communication in Clinical Handover: from Research to Practice (co-edited with Eggins, S. & Geddes, F.), Analysing Casual Conversation (with Eggins, S., 1997/2006, Cassell/Equinox).
Canzhong Wu [+-]
Macquarie University
Dr Canzhong Wu is Senior Lecturer with the Centre for Language in Social Life, in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. His research interests include translation studies, systemic functional linguistics, corpus linguistics and computer-assisted learning and teaching. He has developed a range of computational tools for discourse analysis and corpus-based studies.


Volume 1 provides the foundation for the whole series of collected works, and includes chapters that serve as introduction of and summaries of Systemic Functional Linguistics. It is concerned with the nature of Systemic Functional Linguistics as theory, as framework and as a school of linguistics. It includes an overview of the organization or “architecture” of language according to SFL and of the lexicogrammatical subsystem of language, and of Halliday’s conception of language as a resource for making meaning. It is also concerned with the history and development of SFL. The new chapter written for Volume 1 addresses the theme underpinning all the chapters in the volume: the challenge of theorizing language, and it introduces the metaphor of cartography (used by Matthiessen in his work on language) as a way of mapping linguistic theory, showing how all areas relate to one another.

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Teruya, Kazuhiro; Slade, Diana; Wu, Canzhong. Editors' Notes for the Collected Works of Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen. Systemic Functional Linguistics, Part 1 - Volume 1. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Sep 2020. ISBN 9781781797082. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37439. Date accessed: 13 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37439. Sep 2020

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