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  1. 1. An analysis of English inquiry letters in online shopping from a systemic functional grammar's perspective :M.A. Minor Thesis / Phạm Thúy Hằng; Supervisor : Nguyễn Hương Giang, M.A. - H. : ĐHNN,2010 . - 40 p. + CD-ROM Acknowledgement...................................................................................................................i Abstract..................................................................................................................................ii Table of contents...................................................................................................................iii Abbreviations used in this thesis ...........................................................................................v List of Tables and figures ......................................................................................................v PART 1: I TRODUCTIO ................................................................................................1 1. Rationale of the study.........................................................................................................1 2. Aims of the study...............................................................................................................1 3. Scope of the study..............................................................................................................2 4. Methods of the study......................................................................................................... 2 5. Design of the study............................................................................................................ 2 PART 2: DEVELOPME T ...............................................................................................4 Chapter 1: Theoretical background.................................................................................. 4 1.1. The role of Grammar in Discourse Analysis.................................................................. 4 1.2. Theories of Systemic Functional Grammar.................................................................... 4 1.2.1. Ideational Meaning and its realisation through the system of Transitivity................. 4 1.2.2. Interpersonal Meaning and its realisation in the Mood and Modality system...........11 1.2.3. Textual Meaning and its realisation through the system of Theme and Information focus13 Chapter 2: An Analysis of English inquiry letters from a Systemic Functional Grammar's perspective 2.1. English inquiry letters...................................................................................................17 2.1.1. Definition...................................................................................................................17 2.1.2. Inquiry letters: Types and contexts .......................................................................... 17 2.1.3. Template of an English inquiry letter ...................................................................... 18
  2. 2. 2.2. Features of English inquiry letters in shopping online from a systemic functional grammar's perspective 2.2.1. Transitivity in terms of Experiential Meaning.......................................................... 21 2.2.2. Mood in terms of Interpersonal Meaning.................................................................. 27 2.2.3. Thematic structure in terms of Textual Meaning...................................................... 29 Chapter 3: Implications of the study............................................................................... 34 3.1. Implications for writing an English inquiry letter........................................................ 34 3.2. Suggested exercises for practising writing English inquiry letters.............................. 35 PART 3: CO CLUSIO S............................................................................................... 38 1. Summaries and findings.................................................................................................. 38 2. Limitations....................................................................................................................... 39 3. Suggestions for further study.......................................................................................... 39 REFERE CES.................................................................................................................. 40 APPE DIX............................................................................................................................. KEYS ......................................................................................................................................

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