A theory of grammar concerned with the social and pragmatic functions of language, relating these to both formal syntactic properties and prosodic properties.
More example sentences
- Using the framework of systemic functional grammar, this study compares two modes of presenting the same scientific topic: in a physics textbook and in interactive teacher talk.
- Since your approach is based on Hallidayan functional grammar, isn't this arguably problematic position something you ‘inherit’ from this tradition?
- ‘The emphasis will be on functional grammar and these resource-persons will in turn train the teachers to better equip them in the teaching of English,’ he explains.
Definition of functional grammar in:
- The US English dictionary