Crucial Readings in Functional Grammar isan invaluable resource to anyone working in Functional Grammar, student and scholar alike. It contains important articles that have led to new avenues of research in the theory beyond Dik's two-volume Functional Grammar (1997), each concluded with a short paragraph with suggestions for further research. The book also contains an introduction to current Functional Grammar theory by the editors. Crucial Readings is unique in bringing together in one volume the various ideas that complement Dik's canonical presentation of the theory.The editorial contributionsprovide a comprehensive review of Functional Grammar publications.
Matthew Anstey, Charles Sturt University, Canberra, Australia & Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; J. Lachlan Mackenzie, Lisbon, Portugal.
"The book has been carefully edited. [...] In summary, Anstey and Mackenzie have produced a book that fulfils their main purpose in providing a set of key readings in FG which have retained their interest and influence to the present day. The volume ist a welcome addition to the literature."John H. Connolly in: Functions of Language 1/2008