The logical metafunction in 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 Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics
EditorsTom Bartlett , Gerard O’Grady
Place of PublicationOxon and New York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages96-114
ISBN (Electronic)9781315413891
ISBN (Print)9781315413884, 9780415748407
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

Abstract

Each step in a message must proceed by one of three principles of extension: (a) the simple adding of a structural element (parataxis, a linking between ‘equals’); (b) a link of dependency (hypotaxis, a subordination) between what emerges and what has gone before, or what may be coming next and (c) a sequence that is built by reiteration of the last structural selection (iteration, or recursion). The resources by which these three options are enacted throughout the structures of language, along with their systems of typical semantic motivation, can be thought of as the logical metafunction.

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The logical metafunction in systemic functional linguistics. / Butt, David G.; Webster, Jonathan J.

The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. ed. / Tom Bartlett ; Gerard O’Grady . Oxon and New York : Routledge, 2017. p. 96-114.

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