1st Edition

A Systemic Functional Grammar of French A Simple Introduction

By David Banks Copyright 2017
    120 Pages
    by Routledge

    118 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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