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Grammatical Metaphor as a Construction Type

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This book is a theoretical study of ‘grammatical metaphor’ and the theory of Halliday’s systemic functional linguistics, in which this concept was first introduced, and a proposal for an integrative, semiotic-functional model of language. The theoretical investigation places Halliday’s model against three other semiotic and functional frameworks, amongst which a most central role is assigned to Hjelmslev’s structural-semiotic model of language. In the new proposal for a semiotic-functional model, insights from Halliday’s model are integrated with important concepts from Hjelmslev’s theory, but also from Langacker’s cognitive grammar and Coseriu’s post-structural theory of language.

Published: Oct 1, 2018