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Advanced Research Residency in SFL

8 January 2015

The Linguistics in Cardiff (LinC) research network is inviting applications for a limited number of places on our Advanced Research Residency in Systemic Functional Linguistics, which will run from February 1st 2016 to May 31st 2016.

The Advanced Research Residency (ARR) scheme brings together researchers with related interests for a series of research workshops in the context of an opportunity for completing their own independent research project. The ARR in Systemic Functional Linguistics will include most if not all of the following:

  • A day-long LinC symposium on a specific theme related to Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • Participation in the regular meetings of the LinC research network
  • Attendance at the CLCR Research Seminars (with some guest speakers in SFL)
  • Auditing of masters-level and undergraduate modules in systemic functional grammar, phonology and intonation, words and meaning, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and genre and ideology.

ARR members have the same facilities as other visiting scholars on our various schemes and pay the same fees. They may ask for their total time at Cardiff to be longer than the ARR period, in which case they will have the normal status of a visitor outside the ARR period. Regrettably, no funding is available to support ARR members’ costs. However, having a confirmed place may help you secure funding from another source, and if you are accepted onto the ARR, your place will be held for you while you apply. If you are interested in applying for this scheme, please visit our website ( for general information and guidance about becoming a visiting scholar with us. To apply for a place on the Cardiff SFL ARR, please email to check if places are still available and then complete a regular application for a visiting scholar place (see guidance on our website), indicating that you wish to participate in the ARR in Systemic Functional Linguistics.

For informal inquiries, please contact Lise Fontaine (, Tom Bartlett ( or Gerard O’Grady ( This is the third such residency.

This year we held one in Formulaic Language and Lexis and next year (2015) there is one in Language and Law.