jJ R Martin is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney. 

His research interests include systemic theory, functional grammar, discourse semantics, register, genre, multimodality and critical discourse analysis, focusing on English and Tagálog - with special reference to the transdisciplinary fields of educational linguistics, forensic linguistics and social semiotics.  Recent publications include The Language of Evaluation (with Peter White) Palgrave 2005; with David Rose, a second edition of Working with Discourse (Continuum 2007), a book on genre (Genre Relations, Equinox 2008) and an introduction to the genre-based literacy pedagogy of the 'Sydney School' (Learning to Write, Reading to Learn, Equinox 2012); with Clare Painter and Len Unsworth, a book on children's picture books (Reading Visual Narratives, Equinox 2013); and a book on system network writing (Systemic Functional Grammar: a next step into the theory – axial relations, Higher Education Press, Beijing 2013). Eight volumes of his collected papers (edited by Wang Zhenhua) have recently been published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press. Professor Martin was elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1998, and was Head of its Linguistics Section from 2010-2012; he was awarded a Centenary Medal for his services to Linguistics and Philology in 2003. A book reviewing his contributions to systemic functional linguistics has recently been published by Peking University Press: Zhu, Y S & Z H Wang [Eds.] 2013 On J R Martin's Contribution to Systemic Functional Linguistics. Beijing: Peking University Press. 209pp.

Add: Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Tel: +61-2-9351-4227
Email: jmartin@mail.usyd.edu.au
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/linguistics/staff/profiles/james.martin.php