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Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


is a term associated with the development of notional/functional syllabuses . With a language programme organized on this basis, the actual language practised derives from the particular notions and functions selected. The exponents are thus the explicit language forms most commonly associated with these notions/functions in appropriate situations. For example, exponents such as ‘you ought to …’ or ‘I think you'd better …’ express the functional category of advice; ‘be careful’ or ‘don't do that’ or ‘if you do that, then …’ are exponents of warning. ( 1977 ). The Threshold Level for Modern Language Learning in Schools . London : Longman , 15 – 16 . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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