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Examining interpersonal metaphor of modality in successful primary persuasive texts

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To, VT and Thomas, DP, Examining interpersonal metaphor of modality in successful primary persuasive texts, Program of the 44th International Systemic Functional Linguistic Congress, 10-14 July 2017, Woolongong, Australia, pp. 113. (2017) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

Since the days of Ancient Greece, lexical metaphor has been recognised as a powerful rhetorical device for making texts more persuasive. While this valued language choice is highlighted in persuasive writing instruction by Australian primary and secondary school teachers throughout the school years, another category of metaphor known as grammatical metaphor is considerably less ubiquitous in school settings, despite a substantial body of literature describing it as a key resource for successful writing in academic and professional contexts.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Systemic Functional Linguistics, interpersonal metaphor of modality, persuasive texts, NAPLAN
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Achievement
Author:To, VT (Dr Vinh To)
Author:Thomas, DP (Dr Damon Thomas)
ID Code:119007
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-07-25
Last Modified:2017-09-25
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