SFL DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP: ISSUES OF CODING AND INTERPRETATION

Ruth Harman, Marianna Ryshina-Pankova, and Mary Schleppegrell

This workshop is designed to extend understandings of how to use SFL to code and analyze data and draw implications from it for the issues participants want to discuss.  During the workshop, participants will work in small groups to share their insights and get their questions answered about coding and interpreting data. The aim is to help bring a critical perspective to the work and enable participants to draw implications from their analyses. During each session, the instructors will present general perspectives focused on issues in the analysis of ideational, interpersonal, and textual meaning in spoken and written language and how to present the analysis in meaningful ways that connect to larger issues in education or other areas. The main portion of each session, however, will be spent in groups problem-solving issues related to the participants’ own projects.

Participants are required to bring sample data from a current project which uses SF grammar and discourse analysis tools. They should plan to briefly present the project and the issues encountered in the data analysis.

Pre-requisites: introductory knowledge of SFL.

Maximum participants: 25

Recommended Readings (to be completed prior to workshop):

Harman, R. (2013).  Intertextuality in genre-register pedagogies: Building the field in L2 fifth grade literary writing.  Journal of Second Language Writing, 22(2), 125-140.

Harman, R., & Simmons, A. M. (2014). Critical systemic functional linguistics and the teaching of literary narratives in secondary school English. In L. d. Oliveira & J. Iddings (Eds.), Genre pedagogy across the curriculum: Theory and application in US classrooms and contexts (pp. 75-91). Sheffield, UK: Equinox.

O’Hallaron, C. L., Palincsar, A. S., & Schleppegrell, M. J. (2015). Reading science: Using systemic functional linguistics to support critical language awareness. Linguistics and Education, 32, 55-67.

Ryshina-Pankova, M. (2010). Toward mastering the discourses of reasoning: Use of grammatical metaphor at advanced levels of foreign language acquisition. Modern Language Journal, 94(2), 181-197.

Ryshina-Pankova, M. (2018). Discourse moves and intercultural communicative competence in tele-collaborative chats. Language Learning and Technology, 22 (1).

Schleppegrell, M. J. (2012). Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring meaning in language. In James Paul Gee and Michael Handford (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis (pp. 21-34). New York, NY: Routledge.