15. Systemic Functional Linguistics and Corpus Linguistics: Interconnections and current state
Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics - Theory and Application - Fang Yan
Michael James O'Donnell [+]
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Lecturer in the Department of English Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
This chapter will explore some of the reasons for the lack of interaction between these two disciplines. We will first outline the history of CL to provide some background to the subsequent discussion as to why CL has not made much use of SFL. We will then discuss why SFL has not made much use of CL. In the final section, we will discuss ways in which SFL and CL are currently beginning to profit from each other, and ways in which the tools and methodology of corpus linguistics still need to be developed in order to fully support the needs of a sociological oriented theory such as SFL.