The Meanings of Function in the Theory of SFL

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 fourth chapter is concerned with a detailed theoretical description of the concept of function in systemic functional linguistics: the meanings of function in grammar realizing the ideational, interpersonal and textual meanings, micro-function, macro-function, metafunction, and social function, and function in relation to other related concepts, such as structure, system, form, use, semantics (pragmatics), discourse, text, etc.

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Delu, Zhang. The Meanings of Function in the Theory of SFL. Function in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2025. ISBN 9781781798720. Date accessed: 02 Mar 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37668. Oct 2025

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