AbstractThis engaging textbook bridges the gap between traditional and functional grammar. Starting with a traditional approach, students will develop a firm grasp of traditional tools for analysis and learn how SFG (Systemic Functional Grammar) can be used to enrich the traditional formal approach. Using a problem-solving approach, readers explore how grammatical structures function in different contexts by using a wide variety of thought-provoking and motivating texts including adverts, cartoons, phone calls and chatroom dialogue. Each chapter focuses on a real world issue or problem that can be investigated linguistically, such as "mis"-translation or problems arising from a communication disorder. By working on these problems, students will become equipped to understand and analyze formal and functional grammar in different genres and styles. With usable and accessible activities throughout, <i>Exploring English Grammar</i> is ideal for upper undergraduate and postgraduate students of English language and linguistics.
Coffin, Caroline <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/cjc35.html>; Donohue, James <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/jpmd3.html> and North, Sarah <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/spn34.html> (2009). Exploring Grammar: From Formal to Functional. Routledge.