Grammatical Concepts and their Application in ForeignLanguage Teaching

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Michael Halliday is one of the most influential leaders in Systemic Functional Linguistics.Numerous researches in linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics have been basedon Halliday’s Functional Grammar Theory.

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Grammatical Concepts and their Application in ForeignLanguage TeachingXuefeng WangUniversity of TasmaniaMichael Halliday is one of the most influential leaders in Systemic Functional Linguistics.Numerous researches in linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics have been basedon Hallidays Functional Grammar Theory. The following theoretical concepts are useful inunderstanding how language works in terms of linguistic complexity:Theme and rhemeLexical densityGrammatical metaphorNominalisationIt is argued in this paper that these four theoretical concepts are significant theoretically andpractically. They can be implemented in enhancing language and literacy development. Thispaper represents a study which incorporated those four concepts in Hallidays FunctionalGrammar in the teaching of writing to tertiary students. The study shows that teaching thesefour concepts enhances students awareness of English grammatical complexity and theirwriting development.1. IntroductionThe grammatical concepts referred to in this study are Hallidays Systemic FunctionalLinguistics (SFL), which has great potential for teaching writing to tertiary students. Sincethe late 1970s and early 1980s there has been a great deal of research in Australia usingSFL theory in developing childrens writing. Studies focussed on identifying the text typesor various genres required, how to get more information about texts and how they work in asystemic

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