Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ISFC Plenary - Jim Martin

In this next installment of plenary speakers at the International System Functional Congress, held at UBC, Canada, Jim Martin delves deep into the assumptions behind different theories of the schools in systemic functional linguistics. Contrary to the expectations of most that consider SFL to be a unified theory that entertains different 'dialects', Professor Martin suggests that the schools are now so far apart in how they view the paradgmatic and syntagmatic axes that there is very little common ground left.

J. R. Martin: Metalinguistic Divergence: Axial Argumentation in SFL

This session was delivered on Friday July 23rd. Unfortunately, the microphone does not pick up everything Jim is saying very clearly and at times you have to strain to hear what he says.

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