Margaret Berry

List of John Benjamins publications for which Margaret Berry plays a role.


This paper proposes a number of refinements to the original theory of Exchange Structure as first conceived. It first offers a summary of the early ideas and considers challenges made by others. The study responds to these challenges through new analysis of multiparty discourse. The paper discusses… read more
This paper considers the relevance of various approaches to the study of ‘Given’ and ‘New’ to a number of practical problems: complaints from listeners to UK radio programmes that presenters place emphasis on the wrong words; inaudibility of openings of utterances in radio news bulletins; and… read more
Berry, Margaret 2016 Dynamism in exchange structureThe dynamicity of communication below, around and above the clause, Clarke, Ben and Jorge Arús-Hita (eds.), pp. 33–55 | Article
This paper considers the meaning of the term ‘dynamism’ in relation to systemic functional linguistic accounts of exchange structure, in which a distinction is often drawn between ‘dynamic’ accounts and ‘synoptic’ accounts. The paper then discusses and develops a model of exchange structure which… read more
Berry, Margaret, Geoff Thompson † and Hilary Hillier 2014 Theme and variationsTheory and Practice in Functional-Cognitive Space, Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez and Francisco Gonzálvez-García (eds.), pp. 107–126 | Article
There has been a great deal of interest recently in investigating the configurations of linguistic choices which characterise different registers. This chapter focuses on the particular area of patterns of thematic choice across registers. We bring together two traditions in register analysis:… read more