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Analysing English Grammar
A Systemic Functional Introduction


  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521190664

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  • A practical step-by-step introduction to the analysis of English grammar, this book leaves the reader confident to tackle the challenges analysing grammar may pose. The first textbook to take an integrated approach to function and structure in grammatical analysis, it allows students to build experience, skills and confidence in working with grammar. The innovative, hybrid approach combines an introduction to systemic functional theory with a solid grounding in grammatical structure. The book approaches grammar in an incremental way, enabling students to develop grammatical skill in stages. It is of particular value to those starting to work with functional grammar but it is also relevant for experienced readers who are interested in developing a more systematic approach to grammatical analysis.

    • The first textbook to take an integrated approach to function and structure in grammatical analysis
    • Includes a range of interesting worked examples and exercises to engage the student
    • Useful summaries and further reading sections are included at the end of each chapter
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'An exceptionally lucid university-level introduction to the structural grammar of English from the perspective of systemic functional linguistics.' Michael Cummings, Professor Emeritus, York University, Toronto

    'Lise Fontaine's beautifully clear explanations of ten steps to SFL clause analysis, and informed interpretations of texts that populate her life introduce readers to analysing English grammar meaningfully.' Sheena Gardner, Coventry University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521190664
    • length: 291 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 179 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 131 b/w illus. 44 tables 19 exercises
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to functional grammatical analysis
    2. The units of language analysis
    3. The grammar of things: the nominal group
    4. Representing experience
    5. Orienting language
    6. Organizing language
    7. From text to clause
    8. Guidelines for grammatical analysis
    9. There and back again: interpreting the analysis
    10. Answers to exercises.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Seminar in English Grammar
    • Structure of American English
    • Structure of English
    • Text and Language
  • Author

    Lise Fontaine, Cardiff University
    Lise Fontaine is a lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at the University of Cardiff.

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