The chapters in this volume discuss and apply both well-established descriptive tools and new developments in systemic functional linguistic (SFL) theory to a wide range of contexts, confirming the theory's versatility, adaptability and potential for growth. The section on languages other than English is representative of the ever-widening appeal of SFL for functional grammatical description across the world, and focuses on aspects of the grammatical description of French, German, Spanish and Slovenian, also in a contrastive perspective. The section on multimodality confirms and extends the applicability of SFL to image, film and music as well as verbal text, in advertising contexts. The section on specialized discourses contains a chapter arguing for the integration of SFL grammar with theories of time from physics; another chapter uses the SFL grammar of transitivity to test the validity of evaluative models of speech in psychotherapy. One applies SFL theory on language and context in stylistics to literary text analysis, and one other uses recent developments in appraisal theory or the language of evaluation to analyse academic writing in higher educational contexts for the purpose of proposing new priorities in university writing pedagogy programmes.

Thresholds and Potentialities of Systemic Functional Linguistics: Multilingual, Multimodal and other Specialised Discourses

SWAIN, ELIZABETH ANNE
2010-01-01

Abstract

The chapters in this volume discuss and apply both well-established descriptive tools and new developments in systemic functional linguistic (SFL) theory to a wide range of contexts, confirming the theory's versatility, adaptability and potential for growth. The section on languages other than English is representative of the ever-widening appeal of SFL for functional grammatical description across the world, and focuses on aspects of the grammatical description of French, German, Spanish and Slovenian, also in a contrastive perspective. The section on multimodality confirms and extends the applicability of SFL to image, film and music as well as verbal text, in advertising contexts. The section on specialized discourses contains a chapter arguing for the integration of SFL grammar with theories of time from physics; another chapter uses the SFL grammar of transitivity to test the validity of evaluative models of speech in psychotherapy. One applies SFL theory on language and context in stylistics to literary text analysis, and one other uses recent developments in appraisal theory or the language of evaluation to analyse academic writing in higher educational contexts for the purpose of proposing new priorities in university writing pedagogy programmes.
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