Summer school and Workshop in Systemic Functional Linguistics
September 14-16 inclusive, 2010 (arrival, welcome and registration on September 13th in the late afternoon)
The Functions of Language
“The internal organization of language is not arbitrary but embodies a positive reflection of the functions that language has evolved to serve in the life of social man” (Halliday,1970:26).
The goal of the summer school is to offer research and training in both understanding the Systemic Functional Linguistic theory of language and applying it to real-world challenges. The summer school will run two parallel courses: introductory and advanced. Both are suitable for professionals, students, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about Systemic Functional Linguistics and its applications.
Call for Poster Presentations
Participants at the summer school are encouraged to submit an abstract for a Poster Presentation. The deadline for abstracts is May 1st 2010. Accepted proposals will be presented at a poster session.
Michael Halliday, Ruqaiya Hasan, Sydney Lamb, Geoff Thompson, Mick O’Donnell, Robin Fawcett, Gordon Tucker, Paul Tench, Lise Fontaine, Tom Bartlett, Gerard O’Grady
Programme will include, among other topics:
• Functional grammar
• Phonology and intonation
• UAM CorpusTool
• Text analysis
• Corpus linguistics
• Cognitive approaches to SFL
• Advanced research topics
Registration: Places are limited. Registration fee is £105 for the full three days. Registration forms should be available on the website by November 18th 2009.
Accommodation: University accommodation will be available for those who wish to stay in halls of residence. The cost per night is £22.94 (Room only). Breakfast will be available but not included in the cost of the accommodation. Those staying in halls of residence can purchase breakfast in the main dining area and information about this will be available upon arrival.