In a period of change in the communication landscape and widening disciplinary knowledge, this book provides a new reconceptualization of grammar. Drawing on resources in systemic functional linguistics, it envisions a ‘functional grammatics’ relevant to disciplinary domains such as literary study, rhetoric and multimodality. It provides an account of grammatics that is useful to interpretation and beneficial for language development. This text is founded on decades of research inspired by systemic functional linguistics, including studies of grammatical tools useful to teachers of English, research into visual and multimodal literacies and studies of the genre-grammar connection.
Mary Macken-Horarik is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of New England, AustraliaKristina Love is a Professor of Education at Australian Catholic UniversityLen Unsworth is Professor in Education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney.Carmel Sandiford is an Early Career Researcher currently based at Australian Catholic University.