Lise

Lise

I am originally from Canada and I completed my undergraduate training in Linguistics at York University in Toronto. I joined the Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) in 2004. Prior to moving to Cardiff, I lived in France and worked at the Université Paris-Dauphine, in Paris and the British Institute in Paris.

Teaching and Administrative responsibilities
I teach modules in grammar and word use and meaning. Functions of Grammar is taught to second students with a focus is on systemic functional grammar. Words and Meaning is a second year module which concentrates on developing students' understanding of words; we explore lexical semantics and relations. Language and the Mind is an introductory module to psycholinguistics.

I am the deputy to the director of studies responsible for years 2 and 3 and also e-learning champion.


Latest posts

CEETA 2019

Posted on 2 December 2018 by Lise

4th Colloquium on Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Assumptions as part of the, 29th European Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC) 3rd to 5th July 2019 in Leiria, Portugal   SFL has a rich history of describing discourse and linguistic phenomena through the interpretive lenses provided by its theoretical perspectives. However, such descriptions do not always become predictive
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Lexical Movement Project

Posted on 21 June 2018 by Lise

Project launch: June 27-29, Cardiff University Project Outline: This project focusses on lexical movement across languages.  The potential benefits of this work relate to bridging English and Chinese systems (among other languages), and beyond that to the fields of linguistics, intercultural communication, and education.  At present, while the grammar of systemic functional linguistics is well
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Mechanisms of Meaning

Posted on 4 May 2018 by Lise

Prof Patrick Hanks will be visiting us on Tuesday May 8th to give a talk on word meaning (Mechanisms of Meaning, see details below).  The talk will start at 3:10pm in room 3.62.   Mechanisms of Meaning Patrick Hanks Abstract What is meaning, and how exactly does it work? Word meaning is at best a very
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Lecture series in Systemic Functional Linguistics

Posted on 1 May 2018 by Lise

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
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A visit with Halliday and Hasan

Posted on 25 April 2018 by Lise

Q&A with Halliday and Hasan In June 2013, Professor Halliday and Professor Hasan visited us at Cardiff University and held an informal Question and Answer session with staff and students.  We loved having them visit us and we are very happy to share this video with you.   You can view the video by clicking
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Neurolinguistics with Adolfo Garcia

Posted on 13 April 2018 by Lise

I’m very excited to announce that in April, we will be hosting Adolfo Garcia who will be giving two talks and a workshop on topics related to neurolinguistics, including psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics.  These events are open to all students and staff at Cardiff University. The description of each event is given below following the
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Spring Lecture Series – Sun Yat-sen University

Posted on 13 April 2018 by Lise

This year, Tom Bartlett will be delivering a series of lectures at Sun Yat-sen University in China as part of the annual Spring Lecture Series, which is hosted by the Functional Linguistics Institute.  Please see below for the full schedule. Monday 16th April 4.20-6.00pm Sun Yat-sen University SFL and Ethnographic Approaches to Language Study Tuesday 17th April 4.20-6.00pm Sun Yat-sen
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Creating abstraction in school history writing

Posted on 10 February 2018 by Lise

Creating abstraction in school history writing: Grammatical metaphor Anne McCabe, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus Friday March 9 at 12:10 pm in room 3.66, John Percival Building, Cardiff University This talk traces the abilities of Spanish secondary school students to write about history in English using the concept of grammatical metaphor (GM). After providing some
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Routledge Advances in Functional Linguistics

Posted on 8 January 2018 by Lise

A new series from Routledge Research, publishing research monographs and scholarly edited collections— Routledge Advances in Functional Linguistics Series Editors: Michelle Aldridge (Cardiff University, UK); Elissa D. Asp (Saint Mary’s University, Canada); Kasper Boye (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); and Lise Fontaine (Cardiff University, UK) Routledge Advances in Functional Linguistics investigates the relationships between theories and
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