After introducing the general notion of language in context and of text types, the book progresses step‑by‑step through the three metafunctions of language: experience, interpersonal exchange and text organisation. This new edition also incorporates the needs of language educators. New features include links between the contents of each chapter and language education, and a new chapter focused specifically on language education.
Using functional grammar: An explorer’s guide (2nd edition) is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of English as a first, second or foreign language, as well as for those interested in exploring the role of language in social and educational contexts. Teachers working with syllabus and curriculum documents based on the use of whole texts in context will also find this book a helpful guide to understanding the ideas underpinning these documents.