General

Plans for 2016-17

Posted on 10 September 2016 by Lise

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
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NETWORK

Posted on 27 April 2016 by Lise

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
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New writing project

Posted on 16 December 2014 by Lise

I’d just like to announce that I’ve set up a blog for the writing project we’ve been developing for some time. This project aims to study literacy acquisition and competence by developing student engagement in digitally produced writing and by examining the role of keyboard skills and certain grammar constructions in literacy development. The research team is
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Comic Books project

Posted on 5 June 2013 by Lise

Comic Books project with Cardiff University The Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) is delighted to announce that the HIV/AIDS education comic stories produced in South Africa as a result of Dr Lisa El Refaie‘s research into metaphor and autobiographical comics can now be viewed at http://bit.ly/19HSuyD. Whizzkids United (WKU) teamed up with CLCR and ENCAP at Cardiff Universityfor a youth development workshop
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Fuzzy Law

Posted on 4 March 2013 by Lise

FuzzyLaw a resource for interpreters, legal professionals and others who encounter or study the law, created by my colleague Dr Frances Rock in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University. Click here to learn more about it. If you are interested in sharing what you think you understand about the meanings of
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Exploring Choice

Posted on 10 February 2013 by Lise

I have just realised I haven’t posted anything since the summer school in September. The past semester was really busy and of course before you know it, the December holidays hit and time just flies by. The big news is that we submitted the final manuscript for our edited volume on Choice. This project has
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Analysing English Grammar

Posted on 16 March 2012 by Lise

Good news from CUP, Analysing English Grammar should be on shelves in October 2012 or soon after. The description of the book is given below along with the contents. Analysing English Grammar (CUP) A practical step-by-step introduction to the analysis of English grammar, this book leaves the reader confident to tackle the challenges analyzing grammar
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Selection and Ngp

Posted on 27 October 2011 by Lise

Just came across this on the Motivated Grammar blog and it’s a nice discussion of some of the things were were discussing at our recent LinC seminar on selection. Read the blog entry at Motivated Grammar for some discussion of expressions such as ‘a number of’ and ‘amount of’.
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iGE

Posted on 31 August 2011 by Lise

iGE: the interactive Grammar of English Available for: iPhone 3 and 4, iPod Touch, iPad UCL has launched an app for iphone, ipad and related products. They describe iGE as a complete grammar of the English Language, specifically designed for mobile devices. The app offers: An extensive glossary helps you make sense of grammatical terms.
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Attitudes to Language

Posted on 18 January 2011 by Lise

Garrett, Peter. 2010. Attitudes to Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press One of my colleagues, Professor Peter Garrett recently published a book on attitudes to language. It has been reviewed on Linguist List and you can read the review here. The frontmatter from Cambridge describes the book as follows: Just about everyone seems to have views
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