Functional Grammar (LNGS7301)


This unit will focus on Halliday's functional grammar, including coverage of transitivity, mood, theme, clause-complexing and nominal group and verbal group structure (including functional structures and introductory accounts of the systems from which they derive). The unit will focus on English but include exemplification from other languages where appropriate. In addition the place of grammar in functional models of language will be considered, and critical aspects of system/structure theory introduced.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x3000wd equivalent Grammar assignment (50%), 1x3000wd equivalent Final assignment (50%),

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