Martin, Jim R. and David Rose: Working with Discourse. Meaning beyond the Clause, 2nd edition 2007. London/New York: Continuum. Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 8.

Articles in Compendium (Available from Kopiutsalget, Akademika, at the beginning of term):

  • Berry, Margaret. 1995. Thematic options and success in writing. In Ghadessy, Mohsen (ed.) Thematic Development in English Texts. London: Pinter, 55–84.
  • Chafe, Wallace. 1987. Cognitive constraints on information flow. In Tomlin, Russel. (ed.). 1987. Coherence and Grounding in Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 21–52.
  • Coffin, Caroline and Barbara Mayor. 2004. Texturing writer and reader reference in novice academic writing. In Banks, David (ed.) Text and Texture. Paris: L’Harmattan, 239-264.
  • Daneš, František. 1974. Functional Sentence Perspective and the organization of the text. In Daneš, František (ed.) Papers on Functional Sentence Persepctive. Prague: Academia, 106–128.
  • Firbas, Jan. 1986. On the dynamics of written communication in the light of the theory of Functional Sentence Perspective. In Cooper Charles R. and Sidney Greenbaum (eds). 1986. Studying Writing: Linguistic Approaches. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 40-71.
  • Francis, Gill. 1994. Labelling discourse: an aspect of nominal-group lexical cohesion. In Coulthard, Malcolm (ed.) 1994. Advances in Written Text Analysis. London: Routledge, 83-101.
  • Fries, Peter H. 2004. What makes a text coherent? In Banks, David (ed.) Text and Texture. Paris: L’Harmattan, 9-50.
  • Halliday, M.A.K. 1993. Some grammatical problems in scientific English. In M.A.K. Halliday and Jim Martin. Writing Science. University of Pittsburgh Press, 69–85.
  • Halliday, M.A.K and Christian Matthiessen. 2004. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Arnold. 3rd ed., Chapter 3 (64-105).
  • Hasan, Ruqaiya. 1985. The texture of a text. In M.A.K. Halliday and R. Hasan. Language, Context, and Text: Aspects of language in a social-semiotic perspective. Geelong: Deakin University Press, 70–96.
  • Hasselgård, Hilde. 2009. Temporal and spatial structuring in English and Norwegian student essays. In Bowen, Rhonwen; Mobärg, Mats; Ohlander, Sölve (eds.) Corpora and Discourse - and Stuff. Papers in Honour of Karin Aijmer. Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 93-104
  • Herriman, Jennifer. 2000. The function of extraposition in English Texts. Functions of Language, 7:2, 203-230.
  • Herriman, Jennifer and Mia Boström Aronsson. 2009. Themes in Swedish advanced learner’ writing in English. In Corpora and Language Teaching. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 101-120.
  • Lirola, María Martínez. 2008. Exploring predicated themes from a systemic functional point of view in Alan Paton’s novels. Journal of Literary Studies, 24:1, 100-127.
  • North, Sarah. 2005. Disciplinary variation in the use of Theme in undergraduate essays. Applied Linguistics 26 (3), 431-452.
  • Prince, Ellen F. 1981. Toward a taxonomy of given–new information. In Cole, Peter (ed.), Radical Pragmatics. New York: Academic Press, 223–255.
  • Prince, Ellen F. 1992. The ZPG letter: Subjects, definiteness, and information-status. In Mann, William C. and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.) Discourse Description: Diverse Linguistic Analyses of a Fund-Raising Text. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 295–326.
  • Thompson, Geoff and Susan Thompson. 2009. Theme, Subject and the unfolding of text. In G. Forey and G. Thompson (eds) Text Type and Texture. London: Equinox, 45-69.

Secondary reading (for reference):

  • Biber, Douglas, Stig Johansson, Geoffrey Leech, Susan Conrad, Edward Finegan. 1999. Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. London: Longman. Chapter 11 (Word order and related syntactic choices), 895-964.
  • Huddleston, Rodney and Geoffrey K. Pullum. 2002. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 16. (Information packaging.)
  • Matthiessen, Christian M.I.M, Kazuhiro Teruya and Marvin Lam. 2010. Key Terms in Systemic-Functional Linguistics. London: Continuum.
  • Quirk, Randolph, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartvik, 1985. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. Chapter 18, 1355-1418.
  • Halliday, M.A.K. and Christian Matthiessen. 2004. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Arnold. 3rd ed., Chapters 3, 9 and 10.

It is recommended that students obtain their own copies of Martin & Rose 2007 Working with Discourse. Other items will be provided in a compendium.

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