Systemic Functional Linguistics

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

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction.
EditorsKaren Tracy, Cornelia Ilie, Todd Sandel
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages1464-1474
Volume1-3
ISBN (Electronic)9781118611463
ISBN (Print)9781118611104
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

Abstract

M. A. K. Halliday's systemic functional linguistic theory (SFL) describes language as a resource for making meaning. What enables this meaning-making potential of language is grammar, which is characterized by both functional diversity and a stratal organization. Meaning functions more than just to construe the phenomena of experience; it functions also to enact social relationships. This article presents the metafunctional basis of language, including the experiential, logical, interpersonal, and textual aspects of meaning, and concludes with a discussion of SFL's commitment to doing “apply-able” linguistics.

Research Area(s)

  • lexico-grammar, metafunction, semogenic, stratal, systemic functional

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Citation Format(s)

Systemic Functional Linguistics. / WEBSTER, JONATHAN J.

The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction.. ed. / Karen Tracy; Cornelia Ilie; Todd Sandel. Vol. 1-3 Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. p. 1464-1474.

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