For those familiar with the previous editions, you may be happy to read
of the changes to the new edition of the extremely useful Itnroduction
to Functional Grammar, now by Halliday and Mattiessen. Apparently it's
now in press.
An Introduction to Functional Grammar, 3rd Edition
Michael Halliday Christian Matthiessen
ISBN: 0340761679 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational 25/6/2004
£29.99 RRP Paperback
This third edition of An Introduction to Functional Grammar has been
extensively revised. While retaining the organization and coverage of
earlier editions, it incorporates a considerable amount of new
includes strengthening the grammar through the use of data from a
corpus, upgrading the description throughout, and giving greater
the systemic perspective, in which grammaticalization is understood in
context of an overall model of language. The approach taken in the book
overcomes the distinction between theoretical and applied linguistics.
description of grammar is grounded in a comprehensive theory, but it is
theory which evolved in the process of being applied.
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