One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A theory of grammar concerned with the social and pragmatic functions of language, relating these to both formal syntactic properties and prosodic properties.
- ‘‘The emphasis will be on functional grammar and these resource-persons will in turn train the teachers to better equip them in the teaching of English,’ he explains.’
- ‘Using the framework of systemic functional grammar, this study compares two modes of presenting the same scientific topic: in a physics textbook and in interactive teacher talk.’
- ‘Since your approach is based on Hallidayan functional grammar, isn't this arguably problematic position something you ‘inherit’ from this tradition?’
- ‘In current ESL teaching methodology, it is Michael Halliday's functional grammar that has impacted on all sectors of education in Australia.’
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