This third edition of An Introduction to Functional Grammar has been extensively revised. While retaining the organization and coverage of the earlier editions, it incorporates a considerable amount of new material. This includes strengthening the grammar through the use of data from a large-scale corpus, upgrading the description throughout, and giving greater emphasis to the systemic perspective, in which grammaticalization is understood in the context of an overall model of language.

The approach taken in the book overcomes the distinction between theoretical and applied linguistics. The description of grammar is grounded in a comprehensive theory, but it is a theory which evolves in the process of being applied.

part |2 pages

Part I The Clause

chapter 1|34 pages

The architecture of language

chapter 2|27 pages

Towards a functional grammar

chapter 3|42 pages

Clause as message

chapter 4|62 pages

Clause as exchange

chapter 5|139 pages

Clause as representation

part |2 pages

Part II Above, Below and Beyond the Clause

chapter 6|54 pages

Below the clause: groups and phrases

chapter 7|123 pages

Above the clause: the clause complex

chapter 8|38 pages

Group and phrase complexes

chapter 9|62 pages

Around the clause: cohesion and discourse