Past Achievements and Future Possiblities of Systemic-Functional Discourse/Text Analysis: In Memory of M. A. K. Halliday
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 32-41
Received: Dec. 27, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 21, 2019; Published: Feb. 9, 2019
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Hengxing He, School of Foreign Studies, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, P.R. China
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M. A. K. Halliday passed away from us, but his linguistic influence is and will always be with linguistic academia, which is realized in the research on Systemic-Functional Discourse/Text Analysis (SFDA). This paper gives an overview of SFDA studies, and summarizes eight major contributions of SFDA, including construal of world famous discourse/text analysis (DA) theories, emergence of the “Golden Delta” of research, numerous publications, development of different analytic models, etc. And it argues that its future research orientations may include macro planning, micro deepening, theoretical exploration, practical standardization, and popularization and promotion. The conclusion is that there is a great potential for the development of SFDA.
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Discourse Analysis, Text Analysis, Systemic-Functional Discourse/Text Analysis
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Hengxing He, Past Achievements and Future Possiblities of Systemic-Functional Discourse/Text Analysis: In Memory of M. A. K. Halliday, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 32-41. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20190701.15
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