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Author Li, Eden Sum-hung.
Title A systemic functional grammar of Chinese : a text-based analysis / Eden Sum-hung Li.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, 2007.

Author Li, Eden Sum-hung.
Subject Chinese language -- Grammar.
Chinese language -- Syntax.
Description 1 online resource (x, 279 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-275) and index.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Historical and theoretical backgrounds; 2 Building blocks: Below the clause; 3 Construing experience: Clause as representation; 4 Construing relationships: The natural logic of language; 5 Enacting relationships: Clause as exchange; 6 Enabling discourse: Clause as message; 7 Above the clause: Creation of texts; Appendix 1: Systemic notation conventions; References; Index.
Summary This book presents an analysis of Chinese grammar from a systemic functional perspective. Its main focus is the clausal grammar of Chinese, and Dr Li provides a thorough analysis of Chinese clauses according to their constituent parts. However, uniquely, the second half of the book extends this examination into an analysis of Chinese discourse and text analysis. Professor Halliday's foreword praises Eden Li's thorough analysis, and shows its relevance to the field of systemic functional linguistics in general. Systemic Functional Grammar of Chinese provides the reader with a general theoretica.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441127495 (electronic bk.)
1441127496 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 647854494
Additional Format Print version: Li, Eden Sum-hung. Systemic functional grammar of Chinese. London ; New York : Continuum, 2007 (DLC) 2006024033

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