This talk is part of a series to accompany An Introduction to Functional Grammar, by MAK Halliday and CMIM Matthiessen. This talk describes the dimensions of language in Halliday's systemic functional theory. Halliday calls these "working assumptions" or "hypotheses" that enabled him "to formulate, and begin to explore a broad variety of questions concerning language" (Halliday 2003: 1) I introduce here the concepts of:
1. structure, syntagmatic order and the rank scale
2. system, or the paradigmatic order
3. stratification and realization
4. instantiation
5. metafunction

The talks so far in this series are:

Chapters 1&2
An introduction to An Introduction to Functional Grammar
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/ifgintroduction

A map of language: basic concepts for the study of language
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/amapoflanguage

Five principles of constituency
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/fiveprinciplesofconstituency

Understanding the clause
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/understandingtheclause

Chapter 3
Clause as message PART 1
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/clauseasmessagepart-1

Clause as message PART 2
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/clauseasmessagepart-2

Chapters 4 & 10
Clause as exchange PART 1
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/clauseasexchangepart1

Clause as exchange PART 2
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/clauseasexchangepart2

Chapter 5
Clause as representation PART 1
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/clauseasrepresentationpart-1

Clause as representation PART 2
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/clauseasrepresentationpart-2

Chapter 6
Below the clause: groups and phrases
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/belowtheclause

Chapter 7
Above the clause PART 1/2
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/abovetheclausepart1

Above the clause PART 2/2
vimeo.com/annabellelukin/abovetheclausepart2

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