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Exploring English - LING120

The English language is used in many different ways: to inform, to question, to report, to regulate, to express emotions, to advertise products, to create images, to construct works of literature. Drawing on a view of language as a 'social semiotic', this unit moves from some basic and traditional concepts in English grammar to looking at the grammatical choices users of English make in a variety of contexts, with lectures covering both theory and practice. The theoretical lectures provide an introduction to some basic concepts of, and tools for, a functional approach to grammar description and analysis of its application to context. The practical lectures, conducted as interactive workshops, invite students to explore the relationship between the grammar of and the contextual meanings in texts – both spoken and written – drawn from many different social contexts.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Maria Herke



Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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