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Communicative Grammar - APPL900

This unit focuses on form and function in language through an exploration of both traditional and systemic functional grammars, the two most common approaches to grammar used in applied linguistics. The first part of the unit presents traditional grammar, and explores the extent to which it can be construed as a 'communicative grammar'. The second part presents systemic functional grammar, and explains how this approach links language forms with functions through taking account of contexts of language use. Participants in this unit can expect to consolidate their understanding of traditional grammar and gain a useful foundation in systemic functional grammar.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Dr John Knox

Admission to MAppLing or PGDipAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Applied Linguistics

Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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