Welcome to the Systemic Functional Linguistics Task Force! We are a group of editors dedicated to improving the coverage of systemic functional linguistics on Wikipedia. Systemic functional linguistics has grown into a significant area since the 1970s, with precursors earlier in the century. The field has had a major influence on linguistics research and teaching at universities and on school curricula in parts of the English-speaking world. Semiotic in its orientation and geared towards the analysis of spoken and written discourse, it is pursued almost entirely in relation to English (with more recent offshoots in other languages).
SFL has had very patchy coverage on en.WP, despite its prominence as a field of modern linguistics. This task-force page is a first attempt to provide professionals and students with a hub to coordinate their work to build this topic on the English Wikipedia.
Tony1 has volunteered to be the janitor, as it were, to ensure that the induction of SFL professionals and students who register as en.WP editors is smooth, and that they have someone to go to with questions about WP's rather complex policies, guidelines, and procedures. But it is up to the professionals to take the reigns beyond this, since he is only an amateur linguist. Please edit this page as you wish. Click Discussion at the top-left to say anything you like!
Many more articles need to be created, and the existing ones need expansion, editing, and cleaning up. An eponymous category has been created for easier navigation around SFL-related articles, for both readers and editors.
Please list yourself here by "signing" against an asterisk; this is done by typing four tildes in a row (~~~~)
- Tony (talk) 10:09, 20 October 2011 (UTC) [Will assist with the procedural stuff, problems, questions about editing, policies, guidelines, and the WP community. Click on "Discussion" at the top, or the green "talk" in my signature.]
- Graham87 08:11, 22 October 2011 (UTC) [A Wikipedia administrator who will assist with technical issues and copyediting]
- Annabelle Lukin (talk) 15:14, 23 October 2011 (UTC) [Will assist with content of various pages, and seeking out colleagues to make specific contributions in their field of expertise]
- E2lise (talk) 21:19, 27 October 2011 (UTC)[Lise Fontaine, will help however I can]
- Jonh bateman (talk) 17:29, 19 November 2011 (UTC) Will correct content and improve readability as far as time allows and when pointed to it...
Main topic page
What needs doing to this main page? Please add items by clicking on Edit at the top, then Save page underneath the edit-box. Sign after a suggestion with four tildes, if you wish, or leave your suggestion unsigned.
Note: the proposed articles that showed as blue links, as far as I've checked, go to other people of the same name. I've disambiguated using (linguist) in the title. If this is not the best descriptor, please change. Alternatives are to use the middle initial, for example. Where there's already a red link, it means no article by that name has been created, so we should take up the primary name-space when the article is created.
- Robin Fawcett
- Geoff Thompson (linguist)
- Margaret Berry
- Michael Gregory (linguist)
- Fran Christie
- Jean Ure (Linguist) (need to distinguish from the author of children's books.
If anyone interested, but less pressing.
- Angela Downing
- Jeff Ellis
- Jim Benson (linguist)
- Bill Greaves (linguist)
- Michael Cummings (linguist)
- Peter Fries
- Peter White (linguist) [Presuming he's not the American classics and lit academic, who has the primary article-title space.]
- David Rose (linguist)
- Michael O'Toole (linguist)
- Theo Van Leeuwen [Presuming this academic at University of Technology, Sydney, is the intended person.]
- Clare Painter
- Cohesion (linguistics) (very much from an SFL perspective, which might be better as Cohesion (language) ... unsure)
- Functional theories of grammar
- Nominal group (functional grammar)
- Prague school (linguistics)
- Register (sociolinguistics)
- Tenor (linguistics)
- Thematic equative
- Theme and rheme (this redirects to Topic–comment)
Articles that might need mention of SFL
- Intonation in the grammar of English (either explicitly on the Halliday–Greaves book itself, or on the topic and drawing heavily on that book and other texts). Tony (talk) 09:31, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
- Metafunction, as a "daughter" article that goes into the metafunctions in greater depth than the main SFL article does. [Annabelle Lukin has this well off the starting block]
- Systemic functional multimodal discourse analysis (or an expansion of the SFL page that addresses it).
[Please add more.]