Discourses of Southeast Asia

A Social Semiotic Perspective

  • Kumaran Rajandran
  • Shakila Abdul Manan

Part of the The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series book series (TMAKHLFLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. J. R. Martin, Priscilla Angela T. Cruz
    Pages 225-251
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 253-254

About this book


This edited volume introduces the latest research in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), which provides a sophisticated social semiotic architecture for exploring meaning in linguistic and multimodal texts in the context of Southeast Asia. The book explores the ideational, interpersonal and/or textual metafunctions in creative works, education, media and typological studies, unpacking the interaction between theory and practice in Systemic Functional Linguistics in Southeast Asia - a significant region in terms of the growing numbers\ of researchers and research projects concentrated in this area. It brings together original chapters by both emerging and reputable scholars studying established and novel texts in English, Indonesian, Malay, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Work on SFL-based typologies of languages other than English is a developing and important area of research, making this compilation particularly timely. It will be of particular interest to language scholars seeking to understand the recent growth and use of Systemic Functional Linguistics in other regions.


Systemic Functional Linguistics Semiotics from Southeast Asia Southeast Asian texts and languages Translation and typology Transitivity in Thai political science texts Behavioural Process in English and Vietnamese Process Types in Malay narrative texts Systemic Functional Linguistics and education Systemic Functional Linguistics and translation Systemic Functional Linguistics and typology Pock-Mark Liu and Wang Lifa Systemic Functional Linguistics and discourse The R2L bilingual program in Indonesia Malaysian ESL students’ workplace writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Kumaran Rajandran
    • 1
  • Shakila Abdul Manan
    • 2
  1. 1.Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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