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Genre and Register - LNGS3607

Year - 2019

This unit will focus on the analysis of genre and register, from a functional linguistics perspective. The issue of modelling genre relations will be examined in detail, including typological and topological approaches. Register analysis will be considered from the perspective of well studied registers such as analysts. Attention will also be given to qualitative and quantitative techniques, and to multi-modal analysis (including verbiage, image, music).

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

1x1200wd genre staging exercise (15%), 1x1000wd field analysis (20%), 1x1000wd mode analysis (20%), 1x1000wd tenor analysis (20%), 1x1800wd contrastive text analysis (25%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Linguistics


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Linguistics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Professor James Martin
HECS Band: 1
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