Units of Study

LNGS7004 - Register and Genre in English

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michele Zappavigna

Description

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.

Assessments

1x5000wd assignment (100%)

Textbooks

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

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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