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1 - Systemic Functional Grammar

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 June 2023

J.R. Martin
Affiliation:
University of Sydney
Beatriz Quiroz
Affiliation:
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Pin Wang
Affiliation:
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Chapter 1 presents the purpose of the book – i.e. describing how a text-based description of three world languages can be developed. The Systemic Functional Linguistic theory informing these descpriptons is introduced, including modellng of context and discourse semantics,and the basic theoretical parameters of metafunciton, rank and stratification.The nature argumentation in relation to grammar description is outlined.

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Systemic Functional Grammar
A Text-Based Description of English, Spanish and Chinese
, pp. 1 - 34
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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