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In honour of Professor Ruqaiya Hasan

Posted on 23 March 2016 by Lise

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
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Tribute to Geoff Thompson, by Susan Hunston

Posted on 23 March 2016 by Lise

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
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Workshop on Language Typology

Posted on 27 January 2016 by Lise

We will be holding a series of workshops on language typology over the month of February. This is included as part of our ARR in SFL. Dr Beatriz Quiroz from the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile, who has been awarded a Visiting Fellow scholarship by the university, will be giving a three-part workshop on Language
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On analysing the exchanges of spoken discourse

Posted on 11 March 2014 by Lise

LinC seminar by Margaret Berry Abstract. What is really going on in the exchanges in which we engage in spoken discourse? How can we analyse such exchanges in such a way as to bring out the knowledge relations and the power relations, or the politeness relations and  the solidarity relations, between the speakers? Do the same
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corpus methods to explore academic and scientific texts

Posted on 11 March 2014 by Lise

How to use corpus methods to explore academic and scientific texts    A LinC seminar by Maria Freddi  Abstract This seminar builds on both corpus linguistics methods and genre studies to approach academic and scientific texts in an attempt to pinpoint some of the features of disciplinary variation. The starting point is a pedagogical concern
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Word Grammar

Posted on 28 May 2013 by Lise

A workshop on Word Grammar with Prof Dick Hudson On Thursday May 23 2013, Prof Dick Hudson visited us at Cardiff University to explain a bit more about Word Grammar generally and to tackle a few issues that we’ve been working on in our own research. The slides from parts of this are available on
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