Revised Halliday

From: Phil Chappell (phil_chappell@access.inet.co.th)
Date: Sat Apr 17 2004 - 03:30:49 PDT


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.

Phil

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
the
earlier editions, it incorporates a considerable amount of new
material. This
includes strengthening the grammar through the use of data from a
large-scale
corpus, upgrading the description throughout, and giving greater
emphasis to
the systemic perspective, in which grammaticalization is understood in
the
context of an overall model of language. The approach taken in the book
overcomes the distinction between theoretical and applied linguistics.
The
description of grammar is grounded in a comprehensive theory, but it is
a
theory which evolved in the process of being applied.



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