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posted itemPosted - 20/02/2003 :  16:17:36

Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics

Institute of Chinese Linguistics

Language Information Sciences Research Centre



Professor Huang Guowen

School of Foreign Languages Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou

Aspects of Functional Discourse Analysis

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Date: 24th February 2003 (Monday)

Venue: B7603 (CTL Multi-purpose Room), City University of Hong Kong


The talk will begin by arguing that a systemic-functional approach to discourse analysis (i.e. Functional Discourse Analysis) should be recognized as one of the important approaches to discourse studies (cf. Schiffrin 1994). The talk will then outline the aim, underlying assumptions, scope and methods of functional discourse analysis, arguing that grammatical analysis is an essential component in discourse analysis. Finally, it will be illustrated how a systemic-functional approach to discourse analysis is applicable in practice.

About the Speaker

Professor Huang Guowen, Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, received his first PhD in Applied Linguistics (Edinburgh, UK) in 1992 and his second PhD in Functional Linguistics (Wales, UK) in 1996. His main research areas are Systemic Functional Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Translation Studies. His papers appear in journals such as Language Sciences, World Englishes, Interface (Journal of Applied Linguistics). He has published/edited a number of monographs/collections, including Meaning and Form: Systemic Functional Interpretations (Studies for M.A.K. Halliday), Norwood: Ablex, 1996. He is a member of editorial/advisory boards of several journals, including Social Semiotics (Harfax, England).
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