McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario
This review article examines two major works comprising a total of six volumes on Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). One is a collection in five volumes of selected works representative of the history of SFL from its origins to the present, co-selected by one of the major figures in this linguistic model. The other is a singlevolume handbook to SFL with essays by a wide range of SFL practitioners on an equally wide array of topics.
Keywords: Systemic Functional Linguistics, linguistics, grammatics, grammatical description, context, register, genre