The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguisticsbrings together internationally renowned scholars of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) to provide a space for critical examination of the key tenets underpinning SFL theory. Uniquely, it includes description of the three main strands within contemporary SFL scholarship: Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar, Martin’s discourse semantics and Fawcett’s Cardiff Grammar.
In five sections and thirty-eight interdisciplinary chapters, this is the first handbook to cover the whole architecture of SFL theory, comprising:
- the ontology and epistemology of SFL;
- SFL as a clause grammar;
- lexicogrammar below the clause, and SFL’s approach to constituency;
- SFL’s vibrant theory of language above the clause; and
- SFL as a theory of praxis with real-world applications.
With a wide range of language examples, a comprehensive editors’ introduction and a section on further reading, The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics is an essential resource for all those studying and researching SFL or functional grammar.
Table of Contents
Tom Bartlett & Gerard O'Grady
SFL as a Linguistic theory
What is a system? What is a function?
Stratum, Delicacy, Realisation and Rank
Cardiff Grammar: Meaning to Form
SFL and the clause: The Experential Metafunction
The Logical Metafunction in Systemic Functional Linguistics
David Butt &Jonathan Webster
Interspersonal meaning and the Clause
Textual Metafunction and Theme: What's 'it' about?
Gail Forey & Nicholas Sampson
Intonation and SFL: The way forward
Theme in the Cardiff Grammar
Transitivity in Cardiff Grammar
Theme in Spanish
Jorge Arus Hita
Mood in Japanese
The Phoneme and Word Phonology in SFL
Form and Function in Groups
The English Nominal Group: the centrality of the Thing element
The Adjectival Group
The Verbal Group
The Verbal Group in French
The Nominal Group in Chinese
Context in SFL: Towards Scalar Supervenience
Field Tenor and Mode
Cohesion in SFL: A Theoretical Reflextion
Register Analysis in Systemic Functional Linguistics
Context and Meaning in the Sydney Architecture of SFL
The Appraisal Framework and Discourse Analysis
SFL and Genre Studies
SFL and Clinical Linguistics
Alison Ferguson, Elizabeth Spencer & Beth Armstrong
Language as Verbal Art
Corpus and SFL
Kerstin Kunz & ElkeTeich
Interactions between Natural Language Processing and SFL
Reading Images (including moving ones)
SFL and Language Teaching
SFL and Code Theory
Karl Maton & YaeganDoran
Learning How to Mean: Parent-Child Interaction
Looking Ahead: SFL in the 21st Century
Gerard O'Grady &Tom Bartlett
Tom Bartlett is Reader in Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, UK. He is the author of Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change (Routledge, 2012) and Analysing Power in Language (Routledge, 2014).
Gerard O’Grady is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, UK. He is the author of A Grammar of Spoken English Discourse (2010).
"The Handbook is to be highly recommended for its wide coverage of the major areas of SFL, its up-to-date discussion on SFL and its inclusion of the different schools in SFL."
Bo Wang, School of International Studies, China and Yuanyi Ma, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong