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Book: Choice in Language

Chapter: 12 A multimodal perspective on the front cover choices of Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21933


In systemic functional linguistics (SFL), the core concept is choice. This notion covers not only the choices in meaning-making in texts, but also the choices in visuals, for example on book cover designs. This chapter illustrates this point by discussing the choices ‘of’ and ‘on’ the front covers in the successive editions of Michael Halliday´s Introduction to Functional Grammar (IFG).

Chapter Contributors

  • Ann Montemayor-Borsinger ( - amontemayor-borsinger) 'Cuyo National University'
  • Eija Ventola ( - Ventola476234205)
  • Célia M. Magalhães ( - Magalhães1594169426)