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04051000126

  1. 1. An analysis of English inquiry letters in online shopping from asystemic functional grammars perspective :M.A. Minor Thesis/ Phạm Thúy Hằng; Supervisor : Nguyễn Hương Giang, M.A. -H. : ĐHNN,2010 . - 40 p. + CD-ROMAcknowledgement...................................................................................................................iAbstract..................................................................................................................................iiTable of contents...................................................................................................................iiiAbbreviations used in this thesis ...........................................................................................vList of Tables and figures ......................................................................................................vPART 1: I TRODUCTIO ................................................................................................11. Rationale of the study.........................................................................................................12. Aims of the study...............................................................................................................13. Scope of the study..............................................................................................................24. Methods of the study......................................................................................................... 25. Design of the study............................................................................................................ 2PART 2: DEVELOPME T ...............................................................................................4Chapter 1: Theoretical background.................................................................................. 41.1. The role of Grammar in Discourse Analysis.................................................................. 41.2. Theories of Systemic Functional Grammar.................................................................... 41.2.1. Ideational Meaning and its realisation through the system of Transitivity................. 41.2.2. Interpersonal Meaning and its realisation in the Mood and Modality system...........111.2.3. Textual Meaning and its realisation through the system of Theme and Information focus13Chapter 2: An Analysis of English inquiry letters from a Systemic Functional Grammars perspective2.1. English inquiry letters...................................................................................................172.1.1. Definition...................................................................................................................172.1.2. Inquiry letters: Types and contexts .......................................................................... 172.1.3. Template of an English inquiry letter ...................................................................... 18
  2. 2. 2.2. Features of English inquiry letters in shopping online from a systemic functional grammars perspective2.2.1. Transitivity in terms of Experiential Meaning.......................................................... 212.2.2. Mood in terms of Interpersonal Meaning.................................................................. 272.2.3. Thematic structure in terms of Textual Meaning...................................................... 29Chapter 3: Implications of the study............................................................................... 343.1. Implications for writing an English inquiry letter........................................................ 343.2. Suggested exercises for practising writing English inquiry letters.............................. 35PART 3: CO CLUSIO S............................................................................................... 381. Summaries and findings.................................................................................................. 382. Limitations....................................................................................................................... 393. Suggestions for further study.......................................................................................... 39REFERE CES.................................................................................................................. 40APPE DIX.............................................................................................................................KEYS ......................................................................................................................................

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