Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 4(6), pp. 433 - 440
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2016.040607
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A New Perspective to Study Children's Literature: from the Systemic-functional Grammar Perspective


Yanhua Cao 1,*, Jianjun Yin 2
1 School of Foreign Languages, Nantong University, China
2 College of Education and Human Development, Jackson State University, USA

ABSTRACT

The importance of children's literature has never been over emphasized. This research aimed to explore a new perspective to study children's literature. Document study demonstrated that previous studies on children's literature were mostly from the perspectives of genre and content as well as the interaction between readers and the text. The linguistic studies on interpersonal meaning give light on the study on children's literature. The document study in this paper illustrated the possibility to apply the systemic-functional grammar to the research on children's literature. This research provides a more profound perspective to look into the linguistic resource in children's literature, which have great influence on their development.

KEYWORDS
Children's Literature, Interpersonal Meaning, Systemic-functional Grammar

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Yanhua Cao , Jianjun Yin , "A New Perspective to Study Children's Literature: from the Systemic-functional Grammar Perspective," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 433 - 440, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2016.040607.

(b). APA Format:
Yanhua Cao , Jianjun Yin (2016). A New Perspective to Study Children's Literature: from the Systemic-functional Grammar Perspective. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 4(6), 433 - 440. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2016.040607.