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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

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

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

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

David Rose Positively Judging Himself

David Rose wrote to Sysfling on 12 January 2016 at 09:00:
High school teachers have no training in teaching reading. We are trying to address this against enormous odds
In Africa we are also training teachers to teach reading. Over 3000 trained so far in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa. Including refugees. South Sudan project unfortunately on hold due to continuing war.




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judgement: tenacity (social esteem) + propriety (social sanction: ethics)