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
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