Miriam Taverniers

List of John Benjamins publications for which Miriam Taverniers plays a role.


On mood and speech function and the ‘why’ of text analysis: In honour of Margaret Berry

Edited by Lise Fontaine, Miriam Taverniers and Kristin Davidse

Special issue of Functions of Language 26:1 (2019) vi, 135 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Functional linguistics | Pragmatics | Theoretical linguistics

Grammatical Metaphor: Views from systemic functional linguistics

Edited by Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen, Miriam Taverniers and Louise J. Ravelli

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 236] 2003. vi, 453 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


This is a study of the tools for describing language-in-context in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), and specifically, the way in which dynamic time can be added to this description. Of central importance in this exploration are the concepts of stratification and instantiation and their… read more | Article
Davidse, Kristin, Lise Fontaine and Miriam Taverniers 2019 IntroductionOn mood and speech function and the ‘why’ of text analysis: In honour of Margaret Berry, Fontaine, Lise, Miriam Taverniers and Kristin Davidse (eds.), pp. 5–12
The aim of this paper is to explore possible connections between ‘grammatical metaphor’ and ‘grammaticalization’, especially with a view to identifying synergies and fostering cross-fertilization of insights between SFL and ‘grammaticalization theory’. After a characterization of the concepts of… read more | Article
Simon-Vandenbergen, Anne-Marie and Miriam Taverniers 2014 The adverb truly in Present-Day EnglishThe Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse: Applications and implications, Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco Gonzálvez-García and Angela Downing (eds.), pp. 169–186
In comparison with the semantically and pragmatically related adverbs really, actually and in fact, the adverb truly has been studied much less extensively. One reason for the neglect may be its relatively low frequency. This is obvious if one consults the British National Corpus (BNC). This… read more | Article
Taverniers, Miriam 2003 MetaphorHandbook of Pragmatics: 2002 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–36
Taverniers, Miriam 2003 Grammatical metaphor in SFL: A historiography of the introduction and initial study of the conceptGrammatical Metaphor: Views from systemic functional linguistics, Simon-Vandenbergen, Anne-Marie, Miriam Taverniers and Louise J. Ravelli (eds.), pp. 5–33