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    Register in the round: registerial cartography

    Registerial cartography is the activity of systematically describing the registers that make up a language — with register in its original sense of a functional variety of a language, i.e. of the adaptation of...

    Christian MIM Matthiessen

    Functional Linguistics 2015 2:9

    Published on: 3 November 2015

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    Indeterminacy in process type classification

    Clausal analysis within Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) is generally based upon a classification of the clause into one of six process types. Although this allocation is often portrayed as clear-cut, in ...

    Laura Gwilliams and Lise Fontaine

    Functional Linguistics 2015 2:8

    Published on: 15 September 2015

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    A functional study of event-existentials in Modern Chinese

    It is held that existentials in Chinese express the existence of things rather than events. We propose the term event-existential, in contrast to thing-existentials, to capture those clauses whose existents are o...

    Yong Wang and Yingfang Zhou

    Functional Linguistics 2014 1:7

    Published on: 30 July 2014

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    Evolving systemic functional linguistics: beyond the clause

    In this autobiographical essay I reflect on my training in linguistics and the way it affected my interpretation and development of SFL theory. In particular I am concerned to show how I tried to help SFL evol...

    James R Martin

    Functional Linguistics 2014 1:3

    Published on: 10 April 2014

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