Modern English Syntax

Lecture plan 2000 I

Hilde Hasselgård, Stig Johansson

Lectures Tuesdays 12.14-14, Room 454, PAM
Groups Thursdays 10.15-11, Room 354, PAM
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Week Dates Topic   Reading
1 Tuesday 25.1 
Thursday 27.1
Systemic-Functional Grammar: basic principles. Three ways of looking at the clause. Comparison with other approaches to grammar.  SJ Thompson 1-37
2
Tuesday 1.2
Thursday 3.2
The experiential metafunction: clause as representation. Processes and participants. HH Halliday 106-149, 
Thompson 76-107
3 Tuesday 8.2
Thursday 10.2
The interpersonal metafunction: clause as exchange. SJ Halliday 68-105, 
Thompson 38-55
4
Tuesday 14.2 
Thursday 17.2
The textual metafunction: clause as message. Theme and rheme. HH Halliday 37-67, 
Thompson 117-138
5
Tuesday 22.2 
Thursday 24.2
More on processes and participants. HH Thompson 107-112, 
Halliday 149-161, 
Workbook 100-163
Halliday 1976 (article)
6 Tuesday 7.3 
Thursday 9.3
More on mood and modality. SJ Thompson 56-75, 
Workbook 57-98
7
Tuesday 14.3 
Thursday 16.3
More on thematic analysis. HH Thompson 138-146, 
Workbook 21-55, 
Fries (article)
8 Tuesday 21.3 
Thursday 23.3
Below and above the clause: groups and phrases, the clause complex. SJ Thompson 179-213
9 Tuesday 28.3
Thursday 30.3
Cohesion SJ Halliday 308-339, 
Thompson 147-162
10 Tuesday 4.4 
Thursday 6.4 (SJ)
Guest lecture, Geoff Thompson: How interpersonal and experiential meanings interact    
11
Tuesday 11.4
Thursday 13.4
Grammatical metaphor. HH Thompson 163-178
12
Thursday 27.4
Tuesday 2.5
Applications: grammar in text. Summing up. HH Thompson 214-224, 
Halliday (articles: 1971, 1976),
Kennedy (article)