Analysing English Grammar: A Systemic Functional Introduction by Lise FontaineAnalysing English Grammar: A Systemic Functional Introduction by Lise Fontaine

Analysing English Grammar: A Systemic Functional Introduction

byLise Fontaine

Paperback | November 30, 2012

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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.
Title:Analysing English Grammar: A Systemic Functional IntroductionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:291 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.51 inPublished:November 30, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521151937

ISBN - 13:9780521151931


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.

Editorial Reviews

'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