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Book: Phonology in Systemic Functional Linguistics

Chapter: To Conclude: Possible Directions in Research and in Language Teaching

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38994


By way of conclusion, this chapter reviews the issues discussed in the book and refers to existing research in the area of the analysis of oral discourse. Possible directions for future research are suggested. In addition, the chapter also discusses the importance of phonology in the context of language teaching, and foreign language teaching in particular. In many approaches, SFL among them, comprehensive accounts of phonology in language were developed specifically for teaching purposes. After a comparison of different approaches, priorities will be established for the (foreign) language classroom.

Chapter Contributors

  • Lucía Inés Rivas ([email protected] - lrivas) 'National University of La Pampa, Argentina'