An accessible introduction to functional grammar', providing students of language and linguistics with a user-friendly overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of the systemic functional grammar model.
GEOFF THOMPSON is Honorary Senior Fellow at the School of English, University of Liverpool.
This... is a more detailed and user-friendly introduction to an approach to grammar through meaning and function. Functional grammar is presented here in a context that enables a broader socio-cultural orientation to be shown of how language works. Thompson does this with clarity and the engagement of his readers in the course of ten chapters ... The book also provides a detailed index, suggestions for answers to exercises, a comprehensive list of references, as well as five pages of further reading, related to each chapter. This is especially helpful for beginners and researchers, not to mention teachers ... [It] serves as a most worthwhile introduction to systemic functional grammar and should be on the bookshelf of those working in the TESOL field. Margaret Bade, NZSAL