Studies on the Concept of Function

Function in Systemic Functional Linguistics - Zhang Delu

Zhang Delu [+-]
Tongji University
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Zhang Delu is Professor of linguistics and applied linguistics at the School of Foreign Languages, Tongji University, Shanghai, China; His major research areas are systemic functional linguistics, discourse analysis, functional stylistics, social semiotics and foreign language teaching.


The second chapter is concerned with the etymological and evolutional exploration of the term function and its sense in folk use, and a review of previous studies on the concept of function in systemic functional linguistics and other theories, and schools, such as the Prague School, the Copenhagen School, West Coast functionalism, Dik’s functional discourse grammar and in some more formal/evolutionary approaches to modelling, such as Kirby's Function and Innateness.

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Delu, Zhang. Studies on the Concept of Function. Function in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781798720. Date accessed: 05 Jun 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37666. Oct 2021

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