Name: Professor: Course: Date: Systematic Lexicogrammar Analysis Step 3: Justification of the Register variables to explore This lexicogrammar analysis will majorly focus on tenor and mode as the primary registers for lexicogrammar evaluation. Further evaluation of tenor will address social roles and the social distance assumed by the writer reader and the text itself. Specifically social roles will be identified by looking into the use of various speech functions such as statements questions commands and offers. Moreover the social distance/proximity will be invested by looking into the formality/informality of language used as well as personal involvement. Analysis of these variables will help the reader understand the intended audience and the social relationships between the writer his/her audience and the text. Thus one can easily extrapolate the social function of that specific text. Mode is concerned with the organization of the text to bring out the intended social interactions. As such context. Moreover the rewrite comprises of fewer short forms to achieve formal academic writing. Such phrases as don’t I’m wouldn’t we’re I’d we’ll and they’ll are informal and rarely used in academic writing. As such these were omitted from the rewrite. By omitting these short forms the text got to achieve a formal language. The tenor construes a professional relationship in which the writer is informed and directly addresses his/her audience. Part 2: Advice • Employ the appropriate tenor for academic reports. • Avoid unnecessary ambiguous questions. • Avoid such short-forms as the one omitted in the final rewrite. • Avoid repetitive words vocabularies and phrases. • Make minimal use of first person pronouns such as I we me and my. • Choose words wisely depending on the purpose of the writing. • Continually practice good writing to be an exemplary writer who can effectively depict tenor and mode. [...]
In this assignment, you will conduct a systematic lexicogrammar analysis in order to demonstrate that you can assess the communicative effectiveness of a written text in relation to its context (that is, tenor, field and/or mode). You also apply your understanding of how English grammar functions in relation to its context of use by rewriting a text to make it more effective, evaluating your rewrite, and giving advice to the original writer. The assignment relates to your study of Block 4 of the module and represents 35% of the overall continuous assessment score (OCAS). It assesses your skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation of English grammar in use. Before you start this assignment, refer to the general guidance on writing assignments in the Assessment Guide [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip) ] , including the marking grid in Appendix 2. All seven marking criteria apply to TMA 05. While the TMA contains different steps, you will be given a holistic mark for the assignment. Please submit your TMA as a single document in .rtf, .doc or .docx format. The TMA consists of the following six steps: Step 1: Reading the text Step 2: Initial evaluation of the weaknesses in a text Step 3: Justification of the register variables to explore Step 4: Analysis and interpretation of the text Step 5: Rewriting the text Step 6: Evaluation of your rewritten text and advice to the writer Note that you do not need to submit any written work for Steps 1 and 2. Suggested word counts are given for Steps 3–6 below. You should write no more than 2000 words in total (excluding any bibliographic references and appendices).