Offers an introduction to the main concepts of Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG). This book focuses on the structure of the clause in English and brings out the 'multifunctional' nature of language, and the way in which structures are the result of 'choices between meanings'. It is an 'extension' of Halliday's SFG.
Robin P. Fawcett is Emeritus Professor in Linguistics and the former Director of the Computational Linguistics Unit, Cardiff University. His most recent book is A Theory of Syntax for Systemic Functional Linguistics (Benjamins 2000). Books due for publication in 2008 include Alternative Architectures for Systemic Linguistics and his Functional Syntax Handbook (both Equinox).