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Using Functional Grammar
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An invaluable resource for students and teachers of English as a first, second or foreign language. Updated in line with the new Australian Curriculum. Butt, Spinks at Macquarie Uni, Fahey retired from Macquarie Uni in 2005, Feez at UNE.
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Chapter 1 Out of the tradition Chapter 2 Towards text and context Chapter 3 Exploring grammatical function and form Chapter 4 How speakers represent the world: exploring experiential meanings Chapter 5 How speakers interact with language: exploring interpersonal meanings Chapter 6 How speakers take a position: Exploring interpersonal meanings further Chapter 7 How speakers organise their message: exploring textual meanings Chapter 8 Patterns of clause combination Chapter 9 Exploring context Chapter 10 Exploring text Chapter 11 Applying functional grammar to language education Chapter 12 Applying functional grammar to literary stylistics Appendix A More information about nouns and adjectives Appendix B Summary of metalanguage for each analysis Appendix C Meaning patterns across a text Appendix D Prepositional phrase (and adverbial group) help sheet Appendix E Templates for summarising experiential meanings Appendix F Templates for summarising interpersonal meanings Appendix G Templates for summarising textual meanings of Theme Appendix H Template for exploring nominal group structures Appendix I Sample text analysis: Drought text Appendix J The structure of the Nursery Tale

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David Butt, Rhondda Fahey, Susan Feez and Sue Spinks David Butt is an Associate Professor of Linguistics as well as the Director of the Centre for Language in Social Life at Macquarie University. Rhondda Fahey retired from Linguistics at Macquarie University at the end of 2005. She is now living in Melbourne and applying her grammatical knowledge to theology while studying for a Master of Divinity at the MCD University of Divinity, Australia's first specialised university. Susan Feez is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at UNE. She specialises in English language and literacy education, TESOL, and educational linguistics. Sue Spinks is a Senior Lecturer of Linguistics at Macquarie University. She also coordinates the Macquarie University Writing Skills Program for undergraduate students and, in 2010, received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) citation for excellence in teaching.

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