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International Education Studies, v3 n2 p167-173 May 2010

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.

Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Grammar, Interpersonal Relationship, Guidelines, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Researchers, Faculty Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Power Structure

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Author: Lai, Junming


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