Functional Grammar (LNGS7301)

UNIT OF STUDY

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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Classes

2x2-hr seminars/week

Assessment

1x4000-5000wd assignment on grammar analysis and its application to texts (100%)

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No

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