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LNGS3701: Functional Grammar

This unit takes a functional view of grammar, considering the ways in which English is organised to build up our picture of reality, to enable us to interact in conversation and to make our contribution coherent and relevant. It is designed to give students skills in the analysis of ideational, interpersonal and textual meaning in the clause, the nature of inter-clausal relations, and the structure of nominal, verbal and adverbial groups and prepositional phrases.

Code LNGS3701
Academic unit Linguistics
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Linguistics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the distinctive nature of a functional perspective as applied to the study of grammar
  • LO2. acquire basic grammar analysis skills, including argumentation motivating decisions about competing alternatives;
  • LO3. begin to understand how to use linguistic analysis to distinguish texts from different social contexts;
  • LO4. begin to understand the ways in which grammar enacts social values and identities.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.