I am originally from Canada and I completed my undergraduate training in Linguistics at York University in Toronto. I joined the Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) in 2004. Prior to moving to Cardiff, I lived in France and worked at the Université Paris-Dauphine, in Paris and the British Institute in Paris.
Teaching and Administrative responsibilities
I teach modules in grammar and word use and meaning. Functions of Grammar is taught to second students with a focus is on systemic functional grammar. Words and Meaning is a second year module which concentrates on developing students' understanding of words; we explore lexical semantics and relations. Language and the Mind is an introductory module to psycholinguistics.
I am the deputy to the director of studies responsible for years 2 and 3 and also e-learning champion.
3rd Colloquium on Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Assumptions as part of the, 28th European Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC) 5th to 7th July 2018 in Pavia, Italy http://www-7.unipv.it/28esflc/ [PDF version] SFL has a rich history of describing discourse and linguistic phenomena through the interpretive lenses provided by its theoretical perspectives. However, such descriptions do not always Read more
As we begin a new academic year, it’s nice to reflect back on the past year. It was very busy! We welcomed over 7 visiting scholars interested in SFL. Together with our postgraduate students, staff and visiting scholars we met several times over the year to discuss our research interests. We gave a lot of Read more
ESRC DTP General studentships Linguistics Pathway The Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) at Cardiff University and the Language Research Centre (LRC) at Swansea University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invite applications for PhD study in Linguistics, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, Read more
We will be hosting the Cardiff Symposium: Influences and Opportunities, January 12-13 2017 at Cardiff University. This is a special event on the occasion of Professor Robin Fawcett’s birthday. Not only do we want to celebrate his birthday but we’d also like to acknowledge the huge contribution he has made to Systemic Functional Linguistics and to Read more
We’ve had a busy start to the year with our 4th Summer School and Workshop, where we welcomed people from all over the world. It’s always a pleasure to have new friends and old join us in Cardiff. We will be holding informal SFL seminars throughout the academic year. We are planning a symposium in Read more
We’ve created a page on this blog to host an archive of the NETWORK newsletter, which was first launched in 1981. The newsletter was set up to inform people about what was going on in systemic linguistics. So far only the first three issues have been added – hopefully more will follow soon. Issue 2 includes Read more
Working towards new horizons: FG interdisciplinary applications from visual dynamicity to movement meaning making processes March 6 2016 Arianna Maiorani (Loughborough University) This seminar will cover a new area of interdisciplinary research that involves the use of my Functional Grammar of Movement and is being developed through an interdisciplinary research project with Healthcare Engineering and Read more
We are very pleased to announced a talk by Professor Fawcett as part of our ARR in SFL this semester. Everyone is welcome. The place of referring expressions in a SFL model of language and its use by Professor Robin Fawcett Room 3.66, Monday April 18 at 4.10 pm. Some publications from the Cardiff Grammar are available Read more
Operationalizing Creativity: Hasan and the systematic study of verbal art Rebekah Wegener, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany March 15 2016, 12.10 – 13.00 in room 0.31 John Percival Building, Cardiff University. On March 15 2016, we held a special event to pay tribute to Professor Ruqaiya Hasan. We invited Rebekah Wegener to give a talk as Read more
As part of our Symposium on Register, which was held on March 14 2017, we held a Wine and Cheese Reception in honour of Professor Geoff Thompson. We recorded the tribute made by Professor Susan Hunston, who worked closely with Geoff over many years. This is our small way of remembering Geoff. He was a Read more