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A Systemic Functional Grammar of French
A Simple Introduction

ISBN 9780367607425
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
120 Pages

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Book Description

A Systemic Functional Grammar of French provides an accessible introduction to systemic functional linguistics through French.

This concise introduction to the systemic functional grammar (SFG) framework provides illustrations throughout that highlight how the framework can be used to analyse authentic language texts.

This will be of interest to students in alternative linguistic frameworks who wish to acquire a basic understanding of SFG as well as academics in related areas, such as literary and cultural studies, interested in seeing how SFG can be applied to their fields.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. By way of introduction 

Chapter 2. Encoding language: lexicogrammatical functions 

Chapter 3. Representing the world: the ideational metafunction 

Chapter 4. Creating relationships: the interpersonal metafunction 

Chapter 5. Ordering the text: the textual metafunction 

Chapter 6. Going beyond the text: register 

Chapter 7. Moulding the text: grammatical metaphor 

Chapter 8. Expanding the interpersonal metafunction: Appraisal Theory 

Chapter 9. Signing off, but not closing down


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David Banks is Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics at Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France.


"This book is an exemplar of distilling a complex theoretical approach to language and supporting further exploration." - Lindsy L. Myers, University of Missouri, Kansas City