The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics brings together internationally renowned scholars of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) to provide a space for critical examination of the key tenets underpinning SFL theory. Uniquely, it includes description of the three main strands within contemporary SFL scholarship: Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar, Martin’s discourse semantics and Fawcett’s Cardiff Grammar.

In five sections and thirty-eight interdisciplinary chapters, this is the first handbook to cover the whole architecture of SFL theory, comprising:  

    • the ontology and epistemology of SFL;
    • SFL as a clause grammar;
    • lexicogrammar below the clause, and SFL’s approach to constituency;
    • SFL’s vibrant theory of language above the clause; and
    • SFL as a theory of praxis with real-world applications.

With a wide range of language examples, a comprehensive editors’ introduction and a section on further reading, The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics is an essential resource for all those studying and researching SFL or functional grammar.

chapter 1|8 pages

Introduction: reading systemic functional linguistics

ByTom Bartlett and Gerard O’Grady

chapter |2 pages

PART I A theoretical overview

chapter 4|14 pages

Stratum, delicacy, realisation and rank

ByMargaret Berry

chapter 5|21 pages

From meaning to form in the Cardiff Model of language and its use

ByRobin P. Fawcett

chapter |2 pages

PART II At clause rank

chapter 7|19 pages

The logical metafunction in systemic functional linguistics

ByDavid G. Butt, Jonathan J. Webster

chapter 8|16 pages

Interpersonal meaning and the clause

ByThomas Hestbæk Andersen

chapter 9|15 pages

Textual metafunction and theme: what’s ‘it’ about?

ByGail Forey, Nicholas Sampson

chapter 10|17 pages

Intonation and systemic functional linguistics: the way forward

ByGerard O’Grady

chapter 11|15 pages

Theme in the Cardiff Grammar

ByGuowen Huang

chapter 12|16 pages

Transitivity in the Cardiff Grammar

ByAmy Neale

chapter 13|19 pages

Theme in Spanish

ByJorge Arús Hita

chapter 14|18 pages

Mood in Japanese

ByKazuhiro Teruya

chapter |2 pages

PART III Below the clause

chapter 16|16 pages

Form and function in groups Edward McDonald

chapter 17|17 pages

The English nominal group: the centrality of the Thing element

ByLise Fontaine

chapter 18|17 pages

The adjectival group

ByGordon Tucker

chapter 19|18 pages

The verbal group

ByBeatriz Quiroz

chapter 20|19 pages

The verbal group in French

ByAlice Caffarel-Cayron

chapter 21|16 pages

The nominal group in Chinese

ByEden Sum-hung Li

chapter 22|19 pages

Grammatical metaphor

ByMiriam Taverniers

chapter |2 pages

PART IV Above the clause

chapter 24|13 pages

Field, tenor and mode

ByWendy L. Bowcher

chapter 26|20 pages

Register analysis in systemic functional linguistics

ByAlison Rotha Moore

chapter 28|16 pages

The appraisal framework and discourse analysis

ByTeresa Oteíza

chapter 29|16 pages

Systemic functional linguistics and genre studies

BySheena Gardner

chapter 30|15 pages

Systemic functional linguistics and clinical linguistics

ByAlison Ferguson, Elizabeth Spencer, Elizabeth Armstrong

chapter 31|14 pages

Language as verbal art

ByDonna R. Miller

chapter 32|13 pages

Discourse analysis

ByBob Hodge

chapter 33|14 pages

Corpus and systemic functional linguistics

BySerge Sharoff

chapter 34|14 pages

Translation studies

ByKerstin Kunz, Elke Teich

chapter 36|16 pages

Reading images (including moving ones)

ByChris Taylor

chapter 37|14 pages

Systemic functional linguistics and language teaching

ByAnne McCabe

chapter 38|14 pages

Systemic functional linguistics and code theory

ByKarl Maton, Y. J. Doran

chapter 39|15 pages

Learning how to mean: parent–child interaction

ByClare Painter

chapter 40|13 pages

Looking ahead: systemic functional linguistics in the twenty-first century

ByGerard O’Grady and Tom Bartlett

chapter 12|1 pages

Transitivity in the Cardiff Grammar

chapter 19|1 pages

The verbal group

chapter 21|1 pages

The nominal group in Chinese

chapter 24|1 pages

Field, tenor and mode

chapter 31|1 pages

Language as verbal art

chapter 34|1 pages

Translation studies