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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SFL in Japanese: Online study group

SFL in Japanese: Online study group

Invitation from Online study group in Japanese: Dear all In March we launched an online study group for discussing SFL in Japanese with a number of colleagues across the world. We now prepare for the next meeting in 19th June, and would like to take this opportunity to invite more people to join in. Our aims are to get together, to  share knowledge and questions in a collaborative collegial setting, to learn from each other…

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Demetaphorization as explicitating shifts in translation

Demetaphorization as explicitating shifts in translation

‘demetaphorization’ is generally associated with congruent unpacking of grammatical metaphors (cf. Halliday, 1985; Halliday and Matthiessen, 1999, 2004) see p. 164 in: A CORPUS-BASED STUDY OF CONJUNCTIVE EXPLICITATION IN ARABIC TRANSLATED AND NON-TRANSLATED TEXTS WRITTEN BY THE SAME TRANSLATORS/AUTHORS Fattah, Ashraf [Thesis]. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester; 2010. Access to files   FULL-TEXT.PDF (pdf) Abstract This study investigates clause complexing and conjunctive explicitation in a speciallycompiled corpus consisting of two sets of Arabic translations and…

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Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics

Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics

LinC Summer School and Workshop 2016 – Introductory Course The Introductory Course in SFL will introduce participants to the basics of SFL with a particular focus on clausal analysis. There will be sessions on each of the three metafunctions – the experiential, the interpersonal and the textual – as well as sessions discussing how the metafunctions combine to make multi-stranded meaning and on potential applications of the approach. The programme is set up to cover…

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Registration open for Corpus Linguistics Summer School (CCR, University of Birmingham)

Registration open for Corpus Linguistics Summer School (CCR, University of Birmingham)

Dear all, registration is now open for the CCR Summer School 2016: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/corpus/events/corpus-linguistics-summer-school.aspx Centre for Corpus Research, University of Birmingham  Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2016   20-24 June 2016   The summer school is open to undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students, as well as researchers who want to improve their skills to apply corpus methods in their own research. The programme combines presentations on cutting-edge research with practical hands-on sessions. There will also be the…

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11th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level

11th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level

11th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level 9-10 December 2016, Hong Kong 11th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level is jointly organised by the Department of English of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Tsinghua University and School of International Studies of Zhejiang University, China.  As a part of the celebration of the 80 year’s anniversary of PolyU, it aims to provide a platform for…

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Linguistics and the Human Sciences is now covered by Thomson Reuters ESCI

Linguistics and the Human Sciences is now covered by Thomson Reuters ESCI

The journal Linguistics and the Human Sciences (LHS) – the journal which we began at the same time as the founding of the Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies (HCLS) at City University of HK – has been added to Thomson Reuters new index called ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), which is a new edition in their Web Sciences Core Collection (which includes SCI, SSCI, AHCI). Please consider submitting your papers to LHS…

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Space Intersections: Cross-Disciplinary Encounters in Narrative Places

Space Intersections: Cross-Disciplinary Encounters in Narrative Places

The interrelated concepts of space and place are essential to understand the modalities through which we imagine the environment in which we move, work, and exist. They are instantiated in the form of maps, territories, properties, locations with specific physical features but none of these representations and their analyses seems to be going beyond the epistemological limits of a case study. How do we understand the difference between these two notions and how can they…

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