Finding Complementarity in the Approaches of M.A.K.Halliday and Robin Fawcett

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApproaches to Systemic Functional Grammar
Subtitle of host publicationConvergence and Divergence
EditorsGordon Tucker, Guowen Huang, Lise Fontaine, Edward McDonald
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherEquinox Publishing Ltd.
Chapter1
Pages17-37
ISBN (Electronic)9781781796887
ISBN (Print)9781781796863, 9781781796870
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2020

Abstract

The past 20 years or so have witnessed the discussion on the differences between the Sydney grammar and the Cardiff Grammar, as they are said to be two different registers or dialects in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Jonathan Webster's chapter aims to find complementarity in the approaches of M.A.K. Halliday and Robin Fawcett, as they represent these two models. The author investigates complementarities in these two approaches by looking at instantiation and stratification, among other things. The author points out that Halliday and Fawcett offer complementary perspectives on the phenomena they dub grammatical metaphor and incongruence respectively, and he agrees with Miriam Taverniers that Fawcett's algorithmic approach to grammatical metaphor is 'horizontal' while Halliday's is 'vertical'.

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Finding Complementarity in the Approaches of M.A.K.Halliday and Robin Fawcett. / Webster, Jonathan J.

Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar: Convergence and Divergence. ed. / Gordon Tucker; Guowen Huang; Lise Fontaine; Edward McDonald. UK : Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2020. p. 17-37.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review