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Book: Systemic Functional Linguistics, Part 1

Chapter: Foreword

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.37436


The introduction begins with a personal statement on the author’s familiarity with Matthiessen and his work. A collection of Matthiessen’s work is seen as a timely, desirable and indeed necessary enterprise. This is followed by an overview on Matthiessen’s major contributions to the field and a brief assessment of the outstanding quality of his work on language and related areas over a considerable time.

Chapter Contributors

  • Erich Steiner ( - erichsteiner) 'Saarland University'