Units of Study

LNGS7004 - Register and Genre in English

Semester 1b, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Shoshana Judith Dreyfus


This unit of study introduces students to current research in the theory of genre and register with a focus on English. It will explore how choices in grammar and discourse (e.g. speech function, conjunction, cohesive devices, methods of development and argumentation, schematic structure) impact on the ways in which people engage with different types (genres, registers) of texts. The framework for the unit derives from a variety of linguistic approaches, including corpus linguistics and functional linguistics.


1x5000wd assignment (100%)


J R Martin & David Rose, Genre Relations: mapping culture, Equinox


1x2-hr seminar/week

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