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The Functional Analysis of English introduces you to the structure, meaning and use of the English language within the context of the Hallidayan systemic functional grammar model. This thoroughly revised third edition explains the Hallidayan approach in clear, straightforward terms by using avariety of texts from science, film, history and letters so that students of linguistics, applied linguistics, English language and communications as well as English teachers can apply Halliday's model with confidence.Key features:- new sections on pragmatics, cognitive linguistics and probability- additional detail on simple system networks, an update to the section on corpus linguistics and changes to 'Given' and 'New' in English - recent research on the use of functional analysis in studies of genre and discourse in educational, scientific, clinical, political and legal contexts- chapter summaries, exercises with answers and a glossary of terms to aid understanding - additional exercises and supplementary readings for students and lecturers are available online at www.hodderplus.com/linguisticsYou will find this third edition an indispensable introduction to systemic functional grammar.