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Monday, 13 February 2017

David Rose Negatively Judging 'Liberal Progressivist Philosophy'

It’s just that terms like conventions and choosing not to follow them buy into the discourse of liberal progressivist philosophy rather than social semiotic theory. 
I’m arguing for valeur.





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liberal progressivist philosophy
negative
judgement: social sanction



Blogger Comments:

Note the false dichotymy.

The meaning of 'liberal progressivist philosophy' can be explored at sites such as the following:

Progressivism
Progressive Education (e.g. John Dewey, Rudolf Steiner, Maria Montessori)
Liberal Education
Liberalism (a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality)


See also Martin (1992: 587-8) on 'liberal humanism' here.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

David Rose Positively Appreciating Jim Martin's Development Of Peter Fries' Work As "Foundational"

For thematic progression, the theoretical foundation for this generation of SFL is JR Martin’s development of Peter Fries’ work on hierarchy of periodicity in...
Martin, J R 1992 English Text: system and structure. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Set out again in the Periodicity chapter in...
Martin, J.R. & Rose, D. (2007). Working with Discourse: meaning beyond the clause. London: Continuum (1st edition 2003)


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JR Martin’s (1992) development of Peter Fries’ (1981) work
positive
appreciation
Martin, J.R. & Rose, D. (2007)
positive
appreciation




Blogger Comment:

For a reality check, see:
  • a critical examination of Martin's work on Theme here.
  • a critical examination of Martin's work on information here.
  • a critical examination of Martin's chapter using Fries' work here.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

David Rose Positively Judging Martin's English Text

There is no greater homage to Hasan’s work than Martin’s English Text. The whole of its 600 pages is an admiring conversation with her.







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Martin’s English Text
positive
judgement: capacity
Martin’s English Text
positive
judgement: propriety



Blogger Comment:

It is true that, without the ideas in Hasan's work, Jim Martin's English Text could not exist.  However, there is ample evidence that English Text is neither the greatest 'homage to Hasan's work', nor 'an admiring conversation with her'.  See, for example:





Examples such as these represent the same type of homage that Jim Martin paid to the late Ruqaiya Hasan at the symposium to honour her achievements, when he insinuated that she had plagiarised Mitchell and argued that her model was wrong and should be replaced by his. See Jim Martin "Honouring" The Late Ruqaiya Hasan.

The apology that Martin eventually made merely regretted the factual inaccuracies.  Martin expressed no remorse for using the tribute ceremony to attack his deceased colleague, nor for any hurt caused by his false accusations and impropriety.

Friday, 12 February 2016

David Rose Positively Appreciating Jim Martin's Misunderstanding

After Annabelle Lukin wrote to sysfunc and sysling on 10 February 2016 at 16:57:
I recall at the Appraisal symposium a couple of years ago Jim saying it should not be called 'appraisal theory', because it wasn't theory (though the term is still very much in common usage at conferences).
David Rose responded to sys-func and sysfling on 11 February 2016 at 07:24:
Great point 
The theory is SFL


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it should not be called 'appraisal theory', because it isn't theory
positive
appreciation



For why this is a misunderstanding, and the interpersonal motivation behind it, see the explanation here.