Dear all,

 

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC47) will be held at the University of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China, from July 8–10 (PCI47 & CSW20) to July 13–17 (ISFC47 & CNDAC17), 2020.

The theme of the Congress is:

SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS AND PRAXIS: Sustaining dialogue between theory and practice 

Convenors:

(Alex) Xuanwei Peng | University of Shenzhen

           Geoff Williams | University of Shenzhen & University of Sydney 

This congress will be an opportunity to re-examine praxis in SFL as it continues to expand globally, and into new domains of activity.  Praxis has been a key concept throughout the development of SFL. Halliday, in reflecting on the Marxist origins of SFL in his contribution to The Bloomsbury Companion to M.A.K. Halliday (ed. J. Webster, 2015: 97), commented:

… I have always thought of linguistic theory as something to be applied, to real problems either in research or in some domain of practice; eventually I came up with the term ‘appliable’ linguistics to encapsulate this preoccupation with a theory as a mode of action that is based on understanding. It is of course not specifically Marxist, except perhaps in the notion that there are cycles of mutual reinforcement between practice and theory: theory improves the effectiveness of practice, and practice contributes to the ongoing refinement of theory.

The organizing committee will welcome papers which address the interface between SFL theory and research/practice, oriented from either starting point, or which report advances in the ‘appliability’ of SFL using new theoretical developments.


The Congress is interested in but not confined to the following issues: 

1

Developments in SFL Theory and Description

2

Case Studies of Individual Languages

3

Emerging Areas for SFL Transdisciplinary Research

4

Grammatical Metaphor and Discourse Strategies

5

Translation Studies

6

Ecolinguistics

7

Healthcare Communication

8

Clinical Linguistics

9

Language Education

10

Disciplinary English

11

Linguistic Studies of Literary Texts

12

Legal Registers

13

Multimodality/Multisemiosis

14

Corpus Research

15

Comparison of Contemporary Online Texts in Different Languages

16

Advances in Digitally-Based Research Methodologies

17

Semiotics and applied linguistics in theoretical orientation


Confirmed Invited Speakers for Newcomers and Advanced SFLers:

PCI47 & CSW20 Speakers

1

CHENGUANG CHANG (常晨光), Sun Yatsen University, China

2

YAN FANG (方琰), Tsinghua University, China

3

ZHANZI LI (李战子), National University of Defense Technology, China

4

CHENGYU LIU (刘承宇), Southwest University, China

5

XINGWEI MIAO (苗兴伟), Beijing Normal University, China

6

ZHENHUA WANG (王振华), Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

7

BINGJUN YANG (杨炳钧), Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

8

XINZHANG YANG (杨信彰), Xiamen University, China

9

ZHONG YANG(杨忠), Northeast China Normal University, China

10

HUI YU (于晖), Beijing Normal University, China

11

DELU ZHANG (张德禄), Tongji University, China

12

YONGSHENG ZHU (朱永生), Fudan University, China

13

MEENA DEBASHISH, English and Foreign Languages University, India

14

YAEGAN DORAN, University of Sydney, Australia

15

EDWARD MCDONALD, Independent Scholar

16

MICK O’DONNELL, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain


ISFC47 & CNCDA17 Plenary Speakers

1

JOHN A. BATEMAN, University of Bremen, Germany

2

DAVID BUTT, Macquarie University, Australia

3

JESSICA DE VILLIERS, University of British Columbia, Canada

4

SHOOSHI DREYFUS, University of Wollongong, Australia

5

LISE FONTAINE, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

6

WEI HE, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China

7

THEO VAN LEEUWEN, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark & University of New South Wales, Australia

8

CHRISTIAN MATTHIESSEN, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

9

TERESA OTEÍZA, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

10

PIN WANG, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

11

YANNING YANG, East China Normal University, China

 

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