Interpersonal Functions of EFL Teachers’ Evaluative Discourse

Junming Lai


As an important dimension of interpersonal function in SFL, appraisal has attracted a lot of attentions from the linguists home and abroad. This thesis is an attempt to analyze the interpersonal functions of EFL teachers’ evaluative discourse with in the framework of Palladian Systemic-functional Grammar (SFG) and Martin’s Appraisal theory. The aim for the study is to construe an analytical model for the interpersonal functions of teachers’ evaluative discourse by analyzing the patterns of evaluative discourse and evaluative strategies.

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International Education Studies ISSN 1913-9020 (Print), ISSN 1913-9039 (Online)


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