Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-17
Received: 19 February 2018
Accepted: 20 June 2018
First Online: 17 July 2018
: Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen is Chair Professor of the Department of English, the Faculty of Humanities, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he is the leader of the PolySystemic Research Group. He has degrees in linguistics from Lund University (BA), where he also studied Arabic and philosophy, and from University of California, Los Angeles (MA, Ph.D.), and has previously held positions at Sydney University and Macquarie University. He has co-authored a number of books with Michael Halliday, including Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar (4th revised edn.,Routledge, 2014), and Construing Experience through Meaning: A Language-based Approach to Cognition.Wang Bo, Isaac N. Mwinlaaru, and Ma Yuanyi are active members of the PolySystemic Research Group, an SFL working group with both an international and a regional focus in the Pearl River Delta, China and Southeast Asia. Wang Bo received his doctoral degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is associate research fellow at School of International Studies, Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Isaac N. Mwinlaaru completed his Ph.D. at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is currently a lecturer at the Department of English of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Ma Yuanyi is currently a doctoral student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.