27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference

27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference

27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference: Systemic Functional Linguistics at the Crossroads: Intercultural and Contrastive Descriptions of Language Plaza de Anaya s/n 37008 SFL Summer School: 28/June/2017 Conference: 29/June/2017 – 01/July/2017   Prospective contributions for Paper and Poster Presentations Contributions are welcome for the following thematic strands and colloquia, albeit, as in previous conferences, papers with a systemic functional focus will also be considered even if they do not address the conference themes:   Thematic…

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The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language. Language and Ideology

The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language.  Language and Ideology

The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language (“The H-H Forum” hereafter), supported by The Halliday-Hasan International Fund for the Study of Language and Other Systems of Meaning (“The H-H Fund for Linguistics” hereafter), will be held on 3–4 December 2016 at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China. The theme of the Forum is “Studying language in context: Exploring SFL advances in theorizing and appliability”. The keynote speakers include: The keynote speakers include: • Wendy…

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The Functional model of language in Hamstead Hall Academy Trust. What is a functional model of language?

The Functional model of language in Hamstead Hall Academy Trust. What is a functional model of language?

Academic Language in every subject Hamstead Hall Academy Trust Thursday 29th September 2016 “an intelligent approach to language development to ensure sustainable whole school improvement.” (HMI verbal report January 2016) Programme Overview A day’s course exploring the following; What does EAL mean to you? What is literacy? What are the challenges for us as teachers? The Functional model of language Academic language The register continuum A Teaching and Learning Cycle to scaffold language and literacy…

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The Lexico-grammatical Categories of Theme as an Index of Genre in Discourse Analysis: A Functional Approach

The Lexico-grammatical Categories of Theme as an Index of Genre in Discourse Analysis: A Functional Approach

Just published! The Lexico-grammatical Categories of Theme as an Index of Genre in Discourse Analysis: A Functional Approach. by Anwar El-Issa  The book is based on systemic-functional grammar (SFG) and focuses on the concept of Theme (the element which occupies the initial position in the clause in English), which plays a special role in the textual organization of the message contained in the clause. Theme represents one of the ways by which writers construct meaningful…

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Linguistics and the Human Sciences 11.1 Table of Contents

Linguistics and the Human Sciences 11.1 Table of Contents

Linguistics and the Human Sciences 11.1 (2015) table of contents View this email in your browser Twitter Facebook Pinterest Equinox Publishing Linguistics and the Human Sciences 11.1 (2015) Table of Contents Editorials- open access Lahore Declaration on Language Sciences and the Developing World Ruanni Tupas, Ahmar Mahboob https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/LHS/article/view/30899 Language Sciences and the Developing World Ahmar Mahboob, Sabiha Mansoor https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/LHS/article/view/30900 Articles Minority language speakers and disadvantage before the law: Challenges for applied linguistics Ikuko Nakane https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/LHS/article/view/19060…

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Contextualisation: bringing circumstantial meanings up to discourse semantics – a first step

Contextualisation: bringing circumstantial meanings up to discourse semantics – a first step

Shoshana Dreyfus Abstract This presentation explores a region of ideational meaning that has been named contextualisation. Contextualisation refers to meanings that are circumstantial in nature, but range beyond the rank of the clausal constituent of circumstance in both directions: up to clause rank and down to below or within constituent rank. This paper brings together and extends the work of Halliday & Matthiessen (2004) on expansion and circumstantiation, and the work of Martin (1992) within…

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Critical Linguistics/ Semiotic Deconstruction of Social-semiotically Constructed Reality (Critical Semiotics). The literature list

Critical Linguistics/ Semiotic Deconstruction of Social-semiotically Constructed Reality (Critical Semiotics). The literature list

1997. Eggins, Suzanne and Rick Iedema. ‘Difference without diversity: semantic orientation and ideology in competing women’s magazines’. Ruth Wodak (ed.) Gender and Discourse.London: SAGE Publications. pp.165-196. 1997. Simpson, Alyson. ”It’s a game!’: the construction of gendered subjectivity.’ Ruth Wodak (ed.) Gender and Discourse. London: SAGE Publications. pp.197-224. 1996. Lee, Alison. Gender, Literacy, Curriculum: Re-writing School Geography. London: Taylor & Francis. 1995. Lemke, Jay L. Textual Politics: Discourse and Social Dynamics. London: Taylor & Francis. 1993….

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Why critical linguistics and systemic functional linguistics?

Why critical linguistics and systemic functional linguistics?

Listen to Roger Fowler! ‘…The prevailing orthodoxy of linguistics is that it is a descriptive discipline which has no business passing comments on materials which it analyses; neither prescribingusage nor negatively evaluating the substance of its enquiries. But I see no reason why there should not be branches of linguistics with different goals and procedures, and since values are so thoroughly implicated in linguistic usage, it seems justifiable to practise a kind of linguistics directed…

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Theo van Leeuwen in masterclass on semiotic technology at University of Southern Denmark

Theo van Leeuwen in masterclass on semiotic technology at University of Southern Denmark

Centre for Multimodal Communication is hosting a PhD workshop and masterclass on semiotic technology at University of Southern Denmark on September 19-21.   During the course there will be lectures, workshops and the possibility for individual consultations with four top scholars within the field:   Michele Zappavigna (University of New South Wales) Sumin Zhao (University of Technology Sydney) Emilia Djonov (Macquarie University) Theo van Leeuwen (University of Southern Denmark):   Date September,19-21, 2016 Time and…

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