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Challenging Boundaries in Linguistics

Systemic Functional Perspectives


Edited By Stella Neumann, Rebekah Wegener, Jennifer Fest, Paula Niemietz and Nicole Hützen

Linguistics, like any discipline, is full of boundaries. However, in nature, as Ruqaiya Hasan points out, there are no clear cut boundaries. The participants of the 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress held at RWTH Aachen University addressed and challenged the notion of boundaries in linguistics in many creative ways. Twenty-one of the papers presented at the congress are collated in this volume. The six sections cover topics that challenge theoretical notions and stances, and explore historical, interpersonal and lexicogrammatical boundaries as well as those between languages and in language development. The volume presents a state of the art overview of systemic functional linguistic theorising with extensions into other theoretical frameworks.

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Names: Neumann, Stella, 1968- editor. | Wegener, Rebekah, editor. | Fest, Jennifer, editor. | Niemietz, Paula, editor. | Hatzen, Nicole, editor.

Title: Challenging boundaries in linguistics : systemic functional perspectives / Stella Neumann, Rebekah Wegener, Jennifer Fest, Paula Niemietz, Nicole Hatzen (eds.).

Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, [2016] | Series: Aachen British and American studies; . vol. 20

Identifiers: LCCN 2016041799| ISBN 9783631672334 (Print) | ISBN 9783653068382

(E-PDF) | ISBN 9783631701409 (EPUB) | ISBN 9783631701416 (MOBI)

Subjects: LCSH: Linguistic change. | Structural linguistics. | Functionalism (Linguistics) | Systemic grammar.

Classification: LCC P146 .C43 2016 | DDC 415.01/833--dc23 LC record avail-able at

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