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|Title:||Functional semantic study of spoken discourse from Osho|
|Authors:||Pang, Tsun Yi (彭晉怡)|
|Department:||Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics|
|Course:||CTL 4235 Project|
|Programme:||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics and Language Technolog|
|Instructor:||Prof. Webster Jonathan|
|Subjects:||Osho, 1931-1990. God is dead.|
Functional discourse grammar.
|Citation:||Pang, T. Y. (2012). Functional semantic study of spoken discourse from Osho (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS)). Retrieved from City University of Hong Kong, CityU Institutional Repository.|
|Abstract:||This article presents an analysis of a portion of spoken discourse from Osho’s English Discourse Series God is Dead, Now Zen is the Only Living Truth (Osho, 1990). It attempts to examine how the text is textualized so as to accomplish his objective, to respond to audience’s question and to persuade them of his argument. In this study, Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) and Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) are utilized to analyze the text from a structural point of view and a functional point of view respectively: that is, how ideational, interpersonal and textual metafunctions (Halliday and Matthiessen, 2004: 29) are realized in the text so as to support the position of the speaker, how the text acts to rope audience in its stance and how the functional relations hold between each paragraph.|
|Appears in Collections:||OAPS - Dept. of Linguistics and Translation |
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