Halliday's Functions


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INSTRUMENTAL
Language used to fulfil a speaker's need - 'I want'
1 of 7
REGULATORY
Used to influence the behaviour of others - 'Daddy push'
2 of 7
INTERACTIONAL
Used to develop social relationships and ease interaction - 'hello'
3 of 7
PERSONAL
Used to express personal preferences/the speaker's identity - 'here I am'
4 of 7
INFORMATIVE
Used to communicate information - 'I got a new doll'
5 of 7
HEURISTIC
Used to learn and explore the environment - Questions or answers
6 of 7
IMAGINATIVE
Used to explore imagination - Story telling, jokes, songs etc
7 of 7

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Card 2

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Used to influence the behaviour of others - 'Daddy push'

Back

REGULATORY

Card 3

Front

Used to develop social relationships and ease interaction - 'hello'

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Used to express personal preferences/the speaker's identity - 'here I am'

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Used to communicate information - 'I got a new doll'

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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