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Book: Describing Language: Form and Function

Chapter: Chapter 3: Linguistic Sign and the Science of Linguistics [2014]

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.36464


The appliability of Systemic Functional Linguistics derives from its ability to show how language works in context of situation. This ability arises from the pursuit of a viable conception of the sign such as Saussure’s to its logical end, renders SFL capable of being used to help solve any problem that implicates language in any social activity.

Chapter Contributors

  • Ruqaiya Hasan† ( - book-auth-41) 'Macquarie University '