Chapter 8. Systemic Functional Linguistics and Communication Impairment

  1. Martin J. Ball Head Past President3,
  2. Dr. Michael R. Perkins Professor founder member Vice-President4,
  3. Dr. Nicole Müller3 and
  4. Sara Howard Senior Lecturer speech-language therapist pathologist President4
  1. Alison Ferguson Associate Professor1 and
  2. Julie Thomson speech pathologist lecturer clinical educator1,2

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch8

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

How to Cite

Ferguson, A. and Thomson, J. (2008) Systemic Functional Linguistics and Communication Impairment, in The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (eds M. J. Ball, M. R. Perkins, N. Müller and S. Howard), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Newcastle, Australia

  2. 2

    Hunter-New England Health, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135221

Online ISBN: 9781444301007

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Keywords:

  • functional approaches to language assessment and intervention;
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) - functional model of language;
  • SFL - widely adopted linguistic methodologies for ‘doing’ critical linguistics;
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL);
  • language in context;
  • specific level of language identified using ‘semantics’;
  • ‘discourse-semantics’;
  • SFL and communication impairment;
  • SFL application to speech-language pathology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Key Concepts

  • Language in Context

  • Levels of Language

  • Clinical Issues

  • References