Halliday: system and function in language : selected papers

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Oxford University Press, 1976 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 250 pages
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Contents

A brief sketch of systemic grammar
5
The form of a functional grammar
7
Functions and universals of language
26
theory
33
an early sketch of the theory
36
Categories of the theory of grammar
52
Lexical relations
73
Chain and choice in language
84
English system networks
101
The English verbal group
136
Types of process
159
Theme and information in the English clause
174
Modality and modulation in English
193
Intonation and meaning
214
References
235
Bibliography of M A K Hallidays writings
238

system as semantic choice
88
descr1pt1ons
99
Index
243
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About the author (1976)

Halliday was trained in Chinese for war service with the British Army; studied China, taught Chinese in Britain for a number of years, then moved into linguistics, becoming in 1965 Professor of General Linguistics at University College of London.

Gunther Kress is Professor of Education and English at the Institute of Education, University of London. He has an interest in the interrelations in contemporary texts of different modes of communication and their effects on forms of learning and knowing. His recent publications include Reading Images(1996) with T. van Leeuwen; Before Writing: Rethinking the Paths to Literacy (1997); Multimodal Discourse(2001) with T. van Leewuen; and Literacy in the New Media Age (2002).