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LNGS7301 - Functional Grammar
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Linguistics
Offered session(s): 7
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof J R Martin

Classes: Intensive 2 March - 26 April 2009

Assessment: Assignments on grammar analysis and its application to texts (4000 - 5000 words equivalent)

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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