Widening the context for interdisciplinary social research : SFL as a method for sociology, anthropology, and communication research

Graham, Philip W. (1999) Widening the context for interdisciplinary social research : SFL as a method for sociology, anthropology, and communication research. In ASFLA '99. Proceedings of the Conference., University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld.


In this paper, I show clear links between the theoretical underpinnings of SFL and those of specific sociological, anthropological, and communication research traditions. My purpose in doing so is to argue that SFL is an excellent interdisciplinary research method for the social sciences, especially considering the emergent form of political economy being touted by new media enthusiasts: the so called knowledge (or information) economy.

To demonstrate the flexibility and salience of SFL in diverse traditions of social research, and as evidence of its ability to be deployed as a flexible research method across formerly impermeable disciplinary and social boundaries, I use analyses from my doctoral research, relating these - theoretically speaking - to specific research traditions in sociology, communication, and anthropology.

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ID Code: 43697
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: SFL, knowledge economy, information economy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2011 21:55
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2011 10:51

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