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ERIC Number: EJ835000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5898
Grammar as a Gateway into Discourse: A Systemic Functional Approach to Subject, Theme, and Logic
Teruya, Kazuhiro
Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, v20 n1 p67-79 2009
The paper illustrates grammar as a meaning-making resource for early intermediate to advanced adult learners. It focuses on the environment of clause complexing, where different functions, such as Subject and Theme, are unified to construct a rhetorically oriented language logic. The paper suggests that learners' awareness of this logic offers a gateway into discourse by enabling them to "think grammatically". (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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