Conference Theme

"Exploring meaning-making: field and the ideational metafunction"

The central focus of this workshop will be the ideational metafunction - the experiential and logical functions - of meaning-making. The following are some suggested areas for investigation:
  • the contextual field through which ideational meaning is made and conveyed,
  • layers of meaning through the transitivity system,
  • multi-modality and ways of modelling experience,
  • how experiential meaning is realised through the message,
  • links with the interpersonal and the textual functions,
  • agency and subjectivity,
  • process participants and circumstances associated with the process,
  • the representation of logical relations linked to the other meta-functions,
  • theories of context that underpin the ideational function of meaning-making