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Studies in English Language : Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday - M. A. K. Halliday

Studies in English Language

Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday

Hardcover Published: 29th June 2005
ISBN: 9780826458735
Number Of Pages: 384

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This is the seventh volume in the Collected Works of Professor M. A. K. Halliday: Studies in English Language. Topics covered in the papers from the section on "Theoretical foundations" include transitivity, theme-rhyme, mood, and modality in English. Other sections include papers on English intonation and grammar including discussion of word order in English and the complex structures typical of informal spontaneous conversation. The grammatical analyses of English also serve to demonstrate the application of linguistics to language teaching.

"This is a fascinating volume, which is mainly devoted to Michael Halliday's thinking in the 1960s. The collection includes articles ranging from detailed innovative proposals for a description of intonation that would allow it to be incorporated into the grammar, through an ambitious re-orientation of the focus of grammatical description at a time when Systemic Grammar was emerging from Scale and Category, to a much later small-scale corpus investigation of the grammar of pain. Together they illustrate Halliday's continuing intellectual enthusiasm and openness to new linguistic trends, even though his own development has always been by accretion, rather than revolution. So, the reader is fascinated to discover how much of the early work has been retained, often in a considerably modified form, in the 21st century version of Systemic Functional Grammar." - Malcolm Coulthard, Professor of English Language and Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK

"'a major enterprise comparable to a grand retrospective of the paintings of some prominent artist of a distinctive school.' Roy Harris, Times Literary Supplement"

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction: Towards an Appliable Description of the Grammar of a Languagep. xii
Theoretical Foundationsp. 1
Editor's Introductionp. 3
Notes on Transitivity and Theme in English - Part 1p. 5
Notes on Transitivity and Theme in English - Part 2p. 55
Notes on Transitivity and Theme in English - Part 3p. 110
Options and Functions in the English Clausep. 154
Functional Diversity in Language, as Seen From a Consideration of Modality and Mood in Englishp. 164
Special Topicsp. 205
Editor's Introductionp. 207
On Being Teachingp. 209
It's a Fixed Word Order Language is Englishp. 213
Intonation and Grammarp. 233
Editor's Introductionp. 235
The Tones of Englishp. 237
Intonation in English Grammarp. 264
English Intonation as a Resource for Discoursep. 287
Analysesp. 293
Editor's Introductionp. 295
'The Teacher Taught the Student English': An Essay in Applied Linguisticsp. 297
On the Grammar of Painp. 306
Bibliographyp. 338
Indexp. 346
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ISBN: 9780826458735
ISBN-10: 0826458734
Series: Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.36  x 3.38
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1

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