The Essential Halliday

The Essential Halliday

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Overview

The Essential Halliday contains selected articles by M A K Halliday on the core areas of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Presenting a thorough survey of Halliday's published work across five decades, the reader includes discussion of function, metafunction, grammar, metaphor, learning and teaching language, child language, computational linguistics, semantics, social semiotics and discourse analysis. Detailed cross references and suggestions for further reading guide the reader to other articles of interest.
This comprehensive reader is an indispensable guide to the work of M A K Halliday. It will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers of Systemic Functional Linguistics.

The Essential Halliday contains selected articles by M A K Halliday on the core areas of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Presenting a thorough survey of Halliday's published work across five decades, the reader includes discussion of function, metafunction, grammar, metaphor, learning and teaching language, child language, computational linguistics, semantics, social semiotics and discourse analysis. Detailed cross references and suggestions for further reading guide the reader to other articles of interest.
This comprehensive reader is an indispensable guide to the work of M A K Halliday. It will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers of Systemic Functional Linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826495358
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/07/2009
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Professor Jonathan J. Webster is Head of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also the Managing Editor of the International Linguistics Association's jourbanal WORD, and the editor of the forthcoming Jourbanal of World Languages (2014).

Table of Contents

1. Acts of meaning 2. Complexity in language: density & intricacy 3. Context of culture and of situation: field, tenor, mode 4. Function in language & linguistics 5. Grammatical metaphor 6. Grammatics & metalanguage 7. Indeterminacy in language 8. Language development 9. Language in education 10. Linguistic computing 11. Meta-functional analysis 12. Phonetics and phonology; intonation 13. Quantifying language 14. Semantic system 15. Socio-semiotics 16. Structure and rank 17. Text and discourse analysis 18. Theory & description 19. Trinocular vision 20. Variation in language

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