Key Concepts in Systemic Functional Linguistics
Tom Bartlett [+–]
Tom Bartlett teaches SFL and Language, Genre and Ideology at Cardiff University. His doctoral fieldwork was on intercultural discourse between indigenous groups, national government and international development organisations. His research interests lie in the relationship between culture and genre and in developing hybrid genres that enhance the participation of minority groups in gatekeeping discourses.
Gerard O’Grady [+–]
Gerard O’Grady is a Senior Lecturer in Language and Communication (phonology) at the Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University. His main research interests are intonation, spoken information structure, critical discourse analysis and linear grammars. He is active in the SFL community and co-organized the European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop in 2009. He is also a co-founder of the LinC research network at Cardiff University with Tom Bartlett and Lise Fontaine. His recent publications include two books, A Grammar of Spoken English Discourse: The Intonation of Increments (2010) and Key Concepts in Phonetics and Phonology (2012), as well as the article ‘The unfolded imagining of Segolene Royal’ in the Journal of Pragmatics (2011). He co-edited the volumes, Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice (Cambridge 2013) and Choice in Language: Applications in Text Analysis (Equinox 2013).
Rebekah Wegener [+–]
RWTH Aachen University
Rebekah Wegener is a lecturer and researcher in linguistics and semiotics at RWTH Aachen University and co-founder of learning technology start-up, Audaxi. She has a background in linguistics, semiotics, psychology and cognitive science. Her research interests include context modelling, theoretical and applied linguistics as well as intelligent learning and teaching technologies. She is currently working on models of context and register for text understanding and multi-modal environments, behavioural modelling for behavioural interfaces in artificial intelligence, corpus linguistics, and verbal art. Rebekah was introduced to Hasan’s work on verbal art by her teacher and colleague, Assoc. Professor David Butt, whose own work on verbal art is the inspiration behind her current projects and seminars on verbal art and stylistics.
Books in the series Key Concepts in Systemic Functional Linguistics provide monographic treatments of core theoretical concepts within Systemic Functional Linguistics, together with coverage of more recent concerns in Systemic Functional Linguistic theory and important areas of application and trans-disciplinary collaboration.
Each monograph is organised around a description of the historical factors that led to the emergence of the concept within Systemic Functional Linguistics and a detailed theoretical description of the concept within the overall architecture of the theory.
Authors in this series are encouraged to explore any perceived inconsistencies, ambiguities or omissions and to illustrate the connections and divergences between Systemic Functional Linguistics and other functional linguistic theories/schools. Each author brings their own personal observations of how Systemic Functional Linguistics will develop as a theory with respect to the particular concept and provides a critical analysis of the topic with the object of stimulating further discussion and ongoing research.
Because each monograph is typically no more than 60,000 words, the series provides an accessible but comprehensive account of some the most important and potentially contentious concepts in Systemic Functional Linguistics. As such the series is an invaluable source for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and established academics working with SFL or with other functional theories as well as researchers working in cognate disciplines.
Topics covered by this series include:
The Experiential Metafunction: transitivity and ergativity
The Interpersonal Metafunction: subject, mood and modality
The Textual Metafunction: textuality and information structure/including intonation
The Logical Metafunction: structural and semantic complexes
Lexis and Phraseology
Generic Structure Potential
Attitude and Stance
Cohesion and Ellipsis
Mind, Brain and Socialisation
SFL and Sociolinguistics
SFL and (C)DA
SFL and Corpus Linguistics
SFL and Computational Linguistics
SFL and Mixed Methods – statistics, eye-tracking and key stroke logging