Scientific-sounding language can obscure BS by what';s called grammatical metaphors – particularly via turning verbs into nouns and eliminating subjects – so I’m going to revisit MAK Halliday’s Systemic Functional Grammar by reading a text I just found: _ Continuum Companion to Systemic Functional Linguistics (Continuum Companions)_ which has his name and another guy, Webster on it, who has continued working with Systemic Functional Grammar in other books. I was fascinated by his ideas about the way scientific writing works from his big original book, “Introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar” and kept meaning to see if there was a followup going into more depth. Hoping this is.

Scientific-sounding language can obscure BS by what';s called grammatical metaphors – particularly via turning verbs into nouns and eliminating subjects – so I’m going to revisit MAK Halliday’s Systemic Functional Grammar by reading a text I just found: _ Continuum Companion to Systemic Functional Linguistics (Continuum Companions)_ which has his name and another guy, Webster on it, who has continued working with Systemic Functional Grammar in other books.
 
I was fascinated by his ideas about the way scientific writing works from his big original book, “Introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar” and kept meaning to see if there was a followup going into more depth. Hoping this is.—
3:56pm 2-1-20
narrowing focus
ideational  metaphors  (or metaphors
of transitivity);

“Grammatical metaphor as
non-congruent ways of encoding language
is the characteristic of all adult discourse,
written English and science writing.”
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