The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics
brings together internationally renowned Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) scholars to provide a space for critical examination of the key tenets underpinning SFL theory. Uniquely it includes description of the three main strands within contemporary SFL scholarship: Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar, Martin’s Discourse Semantics and Fawcett’s Cardiff Grammar.
In five sections and thirty-eight interdisciplinary chapters, this is the first handbook to cover the whole architecture of SFL theory, comprising:
- the ontology and epistemology of SFL
- SFL as a clause grammar
- lexicogrammar below the clause, and SFL’s approach to constituency
- SFL’s vibrant theory of language above the clause
- SFL as a theory of praxis with real world applications.
With a range of language examples, a comprehensive editors’ introduction and a section on further reading, The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics is an essential resource for all those studying and researching Systemic Functional Linguistics or Functional Grammar.