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Cardiff School of English Communication and Philosophy

The 2nd LinC Summer School in Systemic Functional Linguistics

3 – 5 September 2012

Location: Cardiff University

Systemic Functional Linguistics and the classroom

We are pleased to announce the 2nd LinC summer school in Systemic Functional Linguistics to be held at Cardiff University from September 3-5 inclusive, 2012, with welcome and registration taking place on September2nd.  

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 educational settings. The summer school will run two parallel courses: introduction and applied.

The introduction to SFL course is ideal for people with little or no experience of SFL or those who want a refresher course. The applied course assumes a good foundation in SFL and is suited for people interested in applying SFL to educational settings. Both are suitable for professionals, students, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about Systemic Functional Linguistics and its applications.

The summer school will also include a Poster Session (see below for more information).


Sheena Gardner, Geoff Thompson, Mick O’Donnell, Lise Fontaine, Tom Bartlett and Gerard O’Grady, Margaret Berry, Alan Hess, Claire Acevedo, Izaskun Elorza, and Blanca Garcia Riaza.


Provisional Programme

  • Functions of language: linguistic representations of personal experience (experiential functions); interaction through language (interpersonal functions); language as text (textual functions)
  • How to analyse the clause in a multi-functional framework
  • Spoken language: phonology and intonation
  • Text analysis
  • UAM CorpusTool
  • Teaching writing through SFL
  • Use of corpora in teaching
  • Classroom discourse
  • SFL in language learning

Call for Poster Presentations

Participants at the summer school are encouraged to submit an abstract for a Poster Presentation. Accepted proposals will be presented at a poster session. Deadline for submissions is May 1st 2012. Send abstracts of 500 words to