Classy Writers

Classical Writers

Linguistic models and theories applied to English

SFL Assignment_1 Read this old song written in 1837, identify each clause and analyse it underlining its Theme, indicating what kind of Theme it is (simple, multiple, marked or unmarked): My feet they are sore, and my limbs they are weary; Long is the way, and the mountains are wild; Soon will the twilight close moonless and dreary Over the path of the poor orphan child. Edwin Ransford SFL_Assignment 2 Read the following old joke about the man who visited his doctor and explain the cohesive ambiguity. According to you, why is such a breakdown in communication unlikely in real life? Man: Doctor, a crab bit my toe. Doctor: Which one? Man: I don’t know, all crabs look alike to me. SFL_Assignment 3 Read the following text and identify each one of the clauses it contains. Provide a three-strand analysis for each one of those clauses: [Personal email text extract: email message November 1999, a mother emailing her daughter] It’s about 6am and I couldn’t sleep. I have to work at 8 as I went to Timmins yesterday for my mammogram so didn’t get to work. John drove me. I said if the roads were good I would drive myself but he said he would so it was nice. Went to Fishbowl for lunch and then did some shopping. I got Roger the Thomas with the case. I was going to get him clothes as I saw some cute things, but the Thomas thing is cute.

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