Tuesday, 24 April 2018

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Thursday, 29 March 2018

David Rose Negatively Judging Michael Halliday And Positively Judging Jim Martin And Himself

David Rose wrote to sysfling on 24 March 2018 at 07:30:
It is a loose definition [in Cohesion In English (Halliday & Hasan 1976)] as collocation is an intuitive category, that Halliday took from Firth but did not develop. It was re-conceptualised and systemically described by Martin 1992 as ideational discourse semantics, specifically the taxonomic lexical relations of repetition, synonymy, contrast, hyponymy and meronymy.

A full account, including history of collocation, is in Ch 5 in

Martin, J R 1992 English Text: system and structure. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

A shorter account is in Ch 3 in

Martin, J.R. & Rose, D. (2007). Working with Discourse: meaning beyond the clause. London: Continuum (1st edition 2003)

Blogger Comments:

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Firth & Halliday's 'collocation'
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Michael Halliday
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judgement: tenacity
 Jim Martin (1992)
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Jim Martin & David Rose (2003/7)
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judgement: capacity

  1. For a critique of the ideational content of this post, see David Rose On Collocation.
  2. For a critique of the ideational content of Martin (1992), see Martin's Discourse Semantics, Register & Genre.
  3. For a critique of the ideational content of Martin & Rose (2007), see Working With Discourse: Meaning Beyond The Clause (Martin & Rose, 2007).

Monday, 13 November 2017

John Bateman Positively Judging Himself

I guess I should say something since the word 'space' came up.... for variety, spice and funny symbols, see:
  • Bateman, J. A. Language and Space: a two-level semantic approach based on principles of ontological engineering. International Journal of Speech Technology, Springer, 2010, 13, 29-48.
and for this as a further refinement of Michael and Christian's Construing Experience:
  • Bateman, J. A.; Hois, J.; Ross, R. J. & Tenbrink, T. A linguistic ontology of space for natural language processing Artificial Intelligence, 2010, 174, 1027-1071
Blogger Comments:

[1] The interpersonal function of this is to alert the SFL community to the fact that Bateman is, by his own admission, the acknowledged expert on 'space'.

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John Bateman
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[2] The interpersonal function of this is to alert the SFL community to the fact that Bateman has the capacity to further refine Halliday & Matthiessen (1999).


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John Bateman
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judgement: capacity

For more on this post, see also:
For a critical examination of Bateman's understanding of SFL theory, see here or here.