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Exploring Grammar: From Formal to Functional

Coffin, Caroline; Donohue, James and North, Sarah (2009). Exploring Grammar: From Formal to Functional. Routledge.

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Abstract

This engaging textbook bridges the gap between traditional and functional grammar. Starting with a traditional approach, students will develop a firm grasp of traditional tools for analysis and learn how SFG (Systemic Functional Grammar) can be used to enrich the traditional formal approach. Using a problem-solving approach, readers explore how grammatical structures function in different contexts by using a wide variety of thought-provoking and motivating texts including adverts, cartoons, phone calls and chatroom dialogue. Each chapter focuses on a real world issue or problem that can be investigated linguistically, such as "mis"-translation or problems arising from a communication disorder. By working on these problems, students will become equipped to understand and analyze formal and functional grammar in different genres and styles. With usable and accessible activities throughout, Exploring English Grammar is ideal for upper undergraduate and postgraduate students of English language and linguistics.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-415-47816-2, 978-0-415-47816-8
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 16713
Depositing User: Caroline Coffin
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 09:53
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 10:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16713
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