1st Edition

Systemic Functional Linguistics A Complete Guide

    544 Pages 117 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This user-friendly student guide is the essential resource for all those engaged in studying systemic functional linguistics (SFL).

    Assuming no prior knowledge, this guide is divided into nine chapters which can be read independently of one another and used for purposes of reference. The reading section maps out and mediates the key SFL literature. The application guides show how SFL has been and can be applied to various domains, from translation to healthcare communication. The term guides demystify the core terminology and the vocabulary guides aid readers in dealing with the most commonly used terms in text analysis.

    Systemic Functional Linguistics is an invaluable guidebook for all those studying functional grammar and SFL within linguistics, applied linguistics and related courses.



    Chapter 1 Introduction to the notion of a guide to SFL

    Chapter 2 Reading guides

    Chapter 3 Resource guides

    Chapter 4 Application guides

    Chapter 5 Guide to alternatives, questions, issues and debates

    Chapter 6 SFL term guides (metalanguage)

    Chapter 7 Analysis guide: English lexicogrammar

    Chapter 8 Conclusion

    Chapter 9 Appendix




    Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen is currently Professor at University of Complutense Madrid; Distinguished Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of International Business and Economics and Distinguished Professor, School of Foreign Languages, Hunan University. He has authored and co-authored over ten books and 160 book chapters and journal articles.

    Kazuhiro Teruya is the author of several systemic functional books: two volumes of description of Japanese, a co-authored book on key terms in SFL, an introduction to SFL in Japanese (edited and co-authored) and an edited series of Matthiessen’s collected works.

    "An invaluable in-depth account of virtually everything one ever sought to know about SFL and its many rich and often competing developments, and all in a single work. Not simply another introduction, handbook, companion or glossary – though it clearly and capably draws upon these ample resources – but rather an intensely user-directed ‘guide’ to more effective SFL research and application for both students and seasoned scholars. Truly and remarkably different in its rationale and reach."

    Donna R. Miller, University of Bologna, Italy

    "This book is a must have. It is a very timely and needed resource which is certain to be of great interest to the entire SFL community. It is both a useful reference in itself, and a very welcome and balanced guide to SFL. It will be essential  reading for researchers, teachers and students."

    Gerard O'Grady, Cardiff University, UK