Lecture series in Systemic Functional Linguistics

In May and June 2018, I will be giving a series of lectures at the LATTICE laboratory in Paris, with the support of the “Labex TransferS”, and collaborating with my host, Professor Shirley Carter Thomas

Each talk will concentrate on different aspects of nominal or content-oriented meanings in language and will raise important theoretical questions related to representational meanings and their expression or non-expression, language description and meaning construal, translation and language comparisons.

  • Lecture 1: The Place of Subject in Welsh, English and French
    Thursday 17 May (10h30-12h30):
    Moderator/Interactant: Shirley Carter-Thomas, LATTICE
  • Lecture 2: The status of nominal expressions
    Thursday 24 May 2018 (10h30-12h30) 14
    Moderator/Interactant: Chris Gledhill, Université Paris VII
  • Lecture 3: Meeting in the middle, a functional approach to lexis
    Thursday 31 May 2018 (10h30-12h30)
    Moderator/Interactant: Fiona Rossette, Université Paris Nanterre
  • Lecture 4: Onion tears, on the role of inference in nominalizations and grammatical metaphor
    Friday 1 June 2018 (9h-11h)The 4th lecture will be followed by a round table session (more details later) and a meeting of the AFLSF (11h-13h00)

All lectures will take place at ENS, 24 rue Lhomond, Paris 75005 – salle E314

Talks will be in English but questions and discussion are welcome in English and French.

For more information, see:

This work has received support of TransferS (laboratoire d’excellence, program “Investissements d’avenir” ANR-10-IDEX-0001-02 PSL* and ANR-10-LABX-0099)