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LinC Summer School and Workshop

The LinC research network is an informal research network for Linguistics in Cardiff which was set up in 2009 when we organised the European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference [see also our ‘About Us‘ page].  Following on from that event, we offered a summer school and workshop in systemic functional linguistics in 2010. We have continued to offer the summer school every two years.  You can read my reflections on the first summer school (2010) here.

Each summer school and workshop  runs for three full days and offers two parallel courses. One course is an introduction to systemic functional linguistics and this covers the three main metafunctions: experiential, interpersonal and textual. We also include an introduction to using Mick O’Donnell’s UAM CorpusTool.  The other course is thematic and the theme changes each year.  We invite enthusiastic people to join us for the three days and there is a wide range of experience among the people who attend the course. We are very proud that quite a few people have been regulars over all these years and they keep coming back.

The workshop aspect of the summer school takes the form of a poster session where people who have an accepted submission have the opportunity to present their work and discuss their research with the expert guest speakers and with other delegates at the workshop. Each summer school and workshop includes a call for presentations. The deadline for submission is usually in the May preceding the summer school.

The summer school and workshop is run by the co-founders, Lise Fontaine, Tom Bartlett and Gerard O’Grady. We very soon extended the organising committee to include Mick O’Donnell and Geoff Thompson. Very sadly and suddenly Geoff died in 2015 and we’ll miss him at our summer schools (please view our video tribute to him here).  This year Stella Neumann joined our team.

Please use the summer school menu above or click here to find out about our next Summer School and Workshop.