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Nottingham Workshop

We are pleased to announce The Nottingham Workshop 2018: On the ‘WHY’ of text analysis and Mood and Speech Function, in honour of Margaret Berry on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

The workshop will take place over one and a half days on 25 & 26 June 2018 at Nottingham University. The theme for the first day is ‘the WHY of text analysis’. In SFL discussions, it seems to be assumed that text analysis is an end in itself. In this part of the workshop we hope to tease out our various reasons for engaging in text analysis and to consider the suitability or otherwise of SFL for our various purposes. The theme for the second day is ‘Different SFL approaches to Speech Function and Mood’. The aim of the second day is to consider different approaches to speech function and mood within SFL and invited speakers will be contributing one or more such positions. There will also be time on both days for lots of discussion involving everyone in attendance. It will no doubt be a very interesting and stimulating two days!

A detailed programme will be available soon (see programme outline below). Confirmed speakers include:

Margaret Berry, Chris Butler, Peter Stockwell, Sheena Gardner, Ben Clarke, Ana Martinez Insua, Sarah Mukherjee, Tom Bartlett, Gerard O’Grady, Robin Fawcett, Hilary Hillier, Eija Ventola, Miriam Taverniers, Rebekah Wegener.

If you would like to join us in Nottingham for this special event, please register by following the link below. Registration for the 1.5 day workshop is £20 and includes lunch.

The workshop will take place in the Arts Centre Lecture Theatre (A30) – see map and directions here.


Outline of the programme;

Day 1

1.30pm: Registration

2.00 – 3.45: The ‘WHY’ of text analysis part 1

3.45-4.15: Coffee break

4.15 – 6.00:  The ‘WHY’ of text analysis part 2

Day 2

9.45 – 10.45: Plenary (Chris Butler)

10.45 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 1.00: Speech Function and Mood part 1

1.00 – 2.00: Lunch

2.00 – 4.00: Speech Function and Mood part 1

4.00 – 4.15: Coffee break

4.15 – 5.00: Closing plenary discussion


Places at the workshop are limited and will be given on a first-come basis. We will keep a waiting list.

To register, please complete the registration form available here: REGISTER

(Registration deadline is June 15 2018, see registration form for details)

Payment methods: PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cash – see below.


PAYPAL – click on this link.

Bank transfers must be for the total amount due in pounds sterling.
The Co-Operative Bank, P.O. Box 250, Delf House, Skelmersdale WN8 6WT
Account title: European Systemic Functional Linguistics
IBAN: GB61 CPBK 0892 9965 7513 36
Sort code: 089299
Account number: 65751336

Or CASH at registration.