Syllabus/achievement requirements


  • G. Thompson: Introducing Funtional Grammar 3rd ed., 2013. London: Routledge. (ISBN 978-1-44-415267-8)
  • (See publisher’s information here)


  • Halliday, M.A.K. 1971 (reprinted 2002). Linguistic function and literary style: an inquiry into the language of William Golding’s The Inheritors. In M.A.K. Halliday (2002) Linguistic Studies of Text and Discourse, ed. by Jonathan Webster. London: Continuum, 88-125.
  • Halliday, M.A.K. 1985. “Context of Situation” and “Functions of Language”. Chapters 1 and 2 in Halliday, M.A.K. and Ruqaiya Hasan. 1985. Language, Context and Text: Aspects of language in a social-semiotic perspective. Deakin University, pp 3-28.
  • Halliday, M.A.K. 1988 (reprinted 2004). On the language of physical science. In M.A.K. Halliday (2004) The Language of Science, ed. by Jonathan Webster. London: Continuum, 140-158.
  • Halliday, M.A.K. & Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen. 2004. An Introduction to Functional Grammar.  London: Arnold, pp 570-578 (Lexical cohesion)
  • Eggins, Suzanne. 2004. “Genre: Context of Culture in Text”. Chapter 3 in An Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics, 2nd edition. London: Continuum, pp 54-84.

For reference:

  • Matthiessen, Christian M.I.M, Kazuhiro Teruya and Marvin Lam (2010) /Key Terms in Systemic-Functional Linguistics/. London: Continuum. (ISBN 978-1-8470-6440-0)
  • Thompson, Geoff. “Groups and Phrases” (additional textbook chapter) and exercise material available at
Published May 16, 2013 1:02 PM