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Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics

1st Edition

Edited by Akila Sellami-Baklouti, Lise Fontaine


434 pages | 116 B/W Illus.

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This innovative collection brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars highlighting the "appliability" of Systemic Functional Linguistics and the ways in which theoretical and analytical conclusions drawn from its applications can inform and advance the study of language. The book discusses SFL’s theoretical foundations and development in recent years to demonstrate its evolution into a more effective analytical tool. Building on this theoretical framework, the volume showcases the theory’s applications in case studies exploring four sub-disciplines of language study: multilingual studies; translation studies; language learning and language teaching; and genre analysis. This all-inclusive volume demonstrates both Systemic Functional Linguistics’ efficacy as a means of theoretical analysis, but also its value as a unique approach to the study of language and meaning, making this an indispensable resource for researchers and scholars in applied linguistics, discourse analysis, genre studies, translation studies, and multilingualism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics Lise Fontaine and Akila Sellami-Baklouti 2. The Stance of Systemic Functional Linguistics Amongst Functional(ist) Theories of Language and its ‘Systemic’ Purpose Jacques François 3. Rethinking (Context of) Culture in Systemic Functional Linguistics Tom Bartlett 4. Pushing the Boundaries of Appliability: Conceptual Frameworks in Cognitive Science and Functional Linguistics Jamie Williams, Derek Irwin, and Noah Russell 5. The Interface of SFL and Pragmatics: Reporting Strategies in Poe’s William Wilson Mounir Triki and Nesrine Triki 6. The Notion of a Multilingual Meaning Potential: A Systemic Exploration Christiam M.I.M. Matthiessen 7. Maintenance vs. Shift in Literary Translation: SFL Perspectives on the Translation of User-Related Varieties in Socio-Cultural Contexts Akila Sellami-Baklouti 8. Textual and Logical Choices in the Dramatic Monologue of Teahouse and its English Translations WANG Bo and MA Yuanyi 9. A Contrastive Description of Projection in English and Spanish Across Ranks: From the Clause Nexus to the Group Jorge Arús-Hita 10. Towards a Systemic Functional Perspective on Comparative Analysis in Japanese and English Corporate Legal Discourse Sonya Chik 11. Grammaticalising Attitude: Clause Juncture Particles and Negotiation in Dagaare Isaac N. Mwinlaaru 12. Systemic Socio-Semantic Stylistics (SSS) as Appliable Linguistics: The Cases of Literary Criticism and Language Teaching/Learning Donna R. Miller and Antontella Luporini 13. Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Teresa Benítez, Norma Barletta, Diana Chamorro, Jorge Mizuno, and Gillian Moss 14. On the Relevance of the Textual Metafunction of Spanish Learners/Teachers of English Ana Elina Martínez Insua 15. Nominal Groups in Arabic and English: Experiential Differences and Effect on Tunisian EFL Learners’ Translations Dorra Moalla 16. Cancer Care as an Integrated Practice: Consultations Between an Oncologist and Patients with Advanced, Incurable Cancer Neda Karimi, Alison Moore, and Annabelle Lukin 17. The Process of Perception in the Early Academic Article David Banks 18. Construing Space in Academic Writing Fatma Ben Elhai 19. Elaboration Postmodifiers in Academic and Popular Medical Articles Imen Ktari 20. A Systemic Functional Analysis of the Use of Personal Reference in the Medrano Burglary Court Hearings Ameni Hlioui 21. Hypotactic Enhancing Clauses in International Treaties Najla Fki

About the Editors

Akila Sellami-Baklouti is a Professor of English Language and Linguistics. She lectures mainly on generative syntax, semantics, systemic functional grammar, academic writing and research methodology. She published Ambiguity and Disambiguation, (2007) and contributed to Choice in Language (2013) and Hybridity in Systemic Functional Linguistics (2016).

Lise Fontaine is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University (Wales). She lectures mainly on functional grammar, word meaning, corpus linguistics, and psycholinguistics. She has published Analyzing English Grammar: A systemic-functional introduction, (2012); Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice (2013); Choice in Language (2013).

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Routledge Studies in Linguistics

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General