Tuesday, 16 September 2008


Social Function:
To retell events for the purpose of informing or entertaining.

Generic Structure:

  • Orientation: provides the setting and introduces participants.
  • Events : tell what happened, in what sequence.
  • Re-orientation: optional-closure of events.

Significant Lexicogrammatical Features:

  • Focus on specific participants.
  • Use of material processes.
  • Circumstances of time and place.
  • Focus on temporal sequence.

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