Issues and Controversies and the Prospect of Functional Theory in SFL
Function in Systemic Functional Linguistics - Zhang Delu
Zhang Delu [+]
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 sixth chapter is concerned with the existing issues and controversies over the meaning and use of the concept of function, linguistic research from the perspective of function, and levels of meaning in relation to function, and a discussion of the limitations and the expectation of how the functional theory in SFL will develop in the future.