Views from systemic functional linguistics
Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen | University of Gent
Miriam Taverniers | University of Gent
Louise J. Ravelli | University of New South Wales
Since the 1980s, metaphor has received much attention in linguistics in general. Within Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) the area of 'grammatical metaphor' has become increasingly more important. This volume aims to raise and debate problematic issues in the study of lexico-grammatical metaphor, and to foreground the potential of further study in the field. There is a need to highlight the SFL perspective on metaphor; other traditions focus on lexical aspects, and from cognitive perspectives, while SFL focuses on the grammatical dimension, and socio-functional aspects in the explanation of this phenomenon.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 236] 2003. vi, 453 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
PrefaceJ.R. Martin | pp. 1–3
Grammatical metaphor in SFL: A historiography of the introduction and initial study of the conceptMiriam Taverniers | pp. 5–33
Part I. Grammatical metaphor: Clarification and application
Renewal of connection: Intergrating theory and practice in an understanding of grammatical metaphorLouise J. Ravelli | pp. 37–64
Nominalization as grammatical metaphor: On the need for a radically systemic and metafunctional approachLiesbet Heyvaert | pp. 65–99
Ambiguity in grammatical metaphor: One more reason why the distinction transitive/ergative pays offJorge Arús-Hita | pp. 101–126
The evolution of grammatical metaphor in scientific writingDavid Banks | pp. 127–147
Part II. Development of metaphor in children
The use of a metaphorical mode of meaning in early language developmentClare Painter | pp. 151–167
The emergence of grammatical metaphor: Literacy-oriented expressions in the everyday speech of young childrenJane Torr and Alyson Simpson | pp. 169–183
Grammatical metaphor in the transition to adolescenceBeverly Derewianka | pp. 185–219
Part III. Interpersonal metaphor: Enactment and positioning
Lexical metaphor and interpersonal meaningAnne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen | pp. 223–255
The elided participant: Presenting an uncommonsense view of the researcher’s roleGeoff Thompson | pp. 257–278
Imperative readings of grammatical metaphor: A study of congruency in the imperativeInger Lassen | pp. 279–308
Part IV. ‘Metaphor’ in grammar and in other modes of meaning
Phonological metaphorRobert Veltman | pp. 311–335
Intersemiosis in mathematics and science: Grammatical metaphor and semiotic metaphorKay O’Halloran | pp. 337–365
Part V. Metaphor in metalinguistic perspectives
The conduit metaphor and the analysis of meaning: Peircean semiotics, cognitive grammar and systemic functional grammarPatrick Goethals | pp. 369–389
Grammatical metaphor as a cognitive constructRandal Holme | pp. 391–415
‘Having things both ways’: Grammatical metaphor in a systemic-functional model of languageRobin Melrose | pp. 417–442
Subject Index | pp. 443–453
“[T]he book presents a fascinating picture of the position of grammatical metaphor in SFG, both in theoretical as well as in empirical and sometimes even applied terms.”
Gerard Steen, Free University of Amsterdam, in Cognitive Linguistics, Vol. 17:3 (2006)
“[A] thought-provoking volume”
Kay Wikberg, University of Oslo, Norway, in European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 9:1 (April 2005)
“There is plenty here to interest even those less than fully versed in SFL.”
Denis E.B. Pollard, University of Cardiff, in Journal of Literary Semantics Vol. 33:2 (2004)
“[A] valuable contribution to the advance of the research in grammatical metaphor and a comprehensive overview of the field.”
Asunción Villamil, Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain, in SKY, Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 18 (2005)
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