This edited volume gathers corpus-based studies on topics including English grammar and discourses on media and health, mainly from a systemic functional linguistics (SFL) perspective, in order to reveal the potential of SFL, which has been emphasized by Halliday. Various other perspectives, such as philosophy, statistics, genre studies, etc. are also included to promote SFL’s potential interaction with other theories. Though they employ a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, all the chapters focus on exploring language in use with the corpus method.
The studies collected here are all original, unpublished research articles that address significant questions, deepen readers’ understanding of SFL, and promote its potential interaction with other theories. In addition, they demonstrate the great potential that SFL holds for solving language-related questions in a variety of discourses.
Dr. Bingjun Yang is a tenured Full Professor at SJTU. His research articles have appeared in such journals as Language Sciences (2004), Australian Journal of Linguistics (2014, 2015, 2018), Journal of Quantitative Linguistics (2015), Lingua (2018), and Social Semiotics (2019). His recent academic books include the co-authored Language Policy: A Systemic Functional Linguistic Approach (Routledge, 2017) and Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective: A Corpus-based Study (Springer, 2015). His research interests include systemic functional grammar, translation studies and corpus-based linguistic studies.
Wen Li is a Ph.D. candidate in English Linguistics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, whose research interests include systemic functional linguistics, language of science, and corpus linguistics. His research articles and book reviews appeared in Social Semiotics (2019), Foreign Language Education (2018), and Foreign Language and Literature (2016).
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Collana: The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 617 gr
Illustration Notes:19 Illustrations, black and white
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