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Module Code: LNG301
Module Title: Analyzing text
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
• To introduce students to three major perspectives to text analysis: Clause relations, Systemic Functional Grammar, Genre Analysis

• To introduce analytical methods associated with these three perspectives

• To provide practice in clause, text, and genre analysis

Learning outcomes 
At the conclusion of this module, students should:

A. Demonstrate an understanding of major perspectives to text analysis: Clause relations, Systemic Functional Grammar, Genre Analysis

B. Be able to combine and draw parallels between the perspectives to text analysis presented in the module

C. be able to discuss text organization and their main forms of realization in text as clause relations

D. Show an understanding of how clauses are analyzed in Systemic Functional Grammar

E. be able to apply the concepts of genre and genre analysis to the classification and analysis of text exemplars
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and Tutorials/workshops).


Tutorials/ workshops
Topics will typically include:

1.Introduction: A brief overview of each perspective

2.Clause relations: An introduction

3.Clause relations: Analysing patterns of text organization

4.Hands-on analysis of clause relations in text

5.Systemic Functional Grammar: An introduction

6.Systemic Functional Grammar: The interpersonal metafunction

7.Hands-on analysis of mood and modality in text

8.Systemic Functional Grammar: The experiential metafunction
9.Hands-on analysis of transitivity in text

10.Systemic Functional Grammar: The textual metafunction

11.Hands-on analysis of Theme and Rheme in text

12.Genre analysis: An introduction
13.Genre analysis: Analysing move structure14.Hands-on analysis of generic structure
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 40.00
2 Final Exam 60.00

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