The course has a two hour lecture, plus a one hour tutorial. The iLearn website contains self-paced online learning activities. There is also a glossary of terms on the iLearn site.
NOTE ON LECTURES:
Although the lectures will be recorded via the ECHO360 system, my lectures are interactive. I like students to engage in discussion and activities around the concepts being introduced. Please consider this when deciding whether to attend lectures or listen via ECHO360.
My iLearn website also has ‘mini-lectures’ – short, prerecorded lectures on key concepts from the course, designed for students unable to attend some lectures.
You can choose between the two following books. The first is more detailed and comprehensive; but the second is easier to read. The first is available as an e-book in our library as well as in hard copy. If you can obtain a second hand copy of the 3rd edition this will work just as well.
Halliday, M. A. K., & Matthiessen, C. M. I. M. (2014). An Introduction to Halliday’s Functional Grammar: Fourth Edition (3rd ed.). London: Arnold. [Referred to as 'IFG']
Butt, D, Fahey, R, Feez, S, Spinks, S. 2012. Using Functional Grammar: An Explorer's Guide. Macmillan Australia. [Referred to as 'UFG']