05 The Grammar of History Texts

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The Grammar of History Adapted from Schleppegrell et. al., (2004).  The Grammar of History: Enhancing Content- Based Instruction Through a Functional Focus on Language.   TESOL Quarterly, 38,   67- 93. Thanks also to Kathryn Heinze
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Using verbs to extract meaning from texts Action verbs Signal events Tell  who  is doing what to  whom Examples:   fight, defend, build, vote,  endorse, defeat, lose
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Using verbs to extract meaning from texts Express opinions Tell what others have said Examples:   express, suppose, think, believe,  like, resent, suspect, know, agree, want,  declare
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Using verbs to extract meaning from texts Relating verbs Provide background information Tells how information relates to other events Examples:   have, is called, be   Also look for  passive voice, unidentified agents, past  perfect tenses.
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course ESL 7776 taught by Professor Lundgren during the Spring '08 term at Hamline.

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