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Systemic Functional Grammar of French From Grammar to Discourse

by Alice Caffarel

Systemic Functional Grammar of French From Grammar to Discourse Synopsis

'[The] consistent interplay between theoretical and applied pursuits has always been a defining feature of systemic functional theory...This kind of mutual enrichment is clearly demonstrated in Alice Caffarel's work. The result is a description which penetrates to the heart of the language, revealing it at one and the same time as a specimen of the human semiotic and a unique resource for the continuous creation of meaning.' Professor M A K Halliday, from the Preface.

Systemic Functional Grammar of French From Grammar to Discourse Press Reviews

[The] consistent interplay between theoretical and applied pursuits has always been a defining feature of systemic functional theory... This kind of mutual enrichment is clearly demonstrated in Alice Caffarel's work. The result is a description which penetrates to the heart of the language, revealing it at one and the same time as a specimen of the human semiotic and a unique resource for the continuous creation of meaning. - Professor M A K Halliday, from the Preface In the volume's foreword, Michael Halliday, the foremost SF linguist, claims that Caffarel's work will interest three different groups of readers: (a) readers already familiar with SF but unfamiliar with French lexicogrammar, (b) readers already familiar with French but unfamiliar with SF, and (c) readers interested in a typological approach to linguistic metafunctions. In my opinion, the work is most appropriate for the first group of readers... this volume seems best suited for readers already familiar with discourse-oriented or usage-based grammar, either in terms of SF grammar or another framework, such as cognitive grammar or construction grammar. - Carl S. Blyth, MLJ Reviews, (Modern Language Journal), Vol. 92 No. 3, 2008--Sanford Lakoff Readers unfamiliar with SF grammar's functional framework and its technical terminology will find this text challenging indeed. Furthermore, although Caffarel does comment about linguistic typology on occasion, there is little attempt to contrast French with other languages. -Carl S. Blyth, MLJ Reviews, (Modern Language Journal), Vol. 92 No. 3, 2008

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826466327
Publication date: 27th June 2006
Author: Alice Caffarel
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 226 pages
Categories: Grammar, syntax & morphology,

About Alice Caffarel

Dr Alice Caffarel is Senior Lecturer in the Department of French Studies at the University of Sydney.

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