The main objectives of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association are to:

  1. promote scholarship and research in SFL
  2. disseminate the results of research in SF linguistic theory
  3. organise national conferences around SF linguistic theory and related fields
  4. support appropriate SFL teaching activities
  5. maintain the relationship with the International SFLA

Click here to read the ASFLA Constitution.

ASFLA Annual Conference

The ASFLA annual conference is held every year EXCEPT when the ISFLA (international) congress is held in Australia.

ASFLA 2015

The 2015 ASFLA conference will be held in Brisbane on the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland over the three days Tuesday 29 September, Wednesday 30 September and Thursday 1 October, preceded by a day of pre-conference institutes on Monday 28 September. The Tuesday is designated a Teachers Day.

The conference theme is Linguistics, Literature & Verbal Art: Inheritances and Developments.

Registrations are now open. Once you’ve read the information on that page, click on the link which will take you to the website of the English Teachers Association of Queensland (ETAQ). These fine people are handling the registration process for us.

Early bird discount rates providing a saving of 15% are in place until 30 June.

Apart from the early bird savings, we anticipate that the number that we can accommodate for the conference dinner might fill up quickly so it would be advisable to register sooner rather than later.

Plenary speakers for the conference are listed below. More information.

  • Mary Macken-Horarik, University of New England
  • David Butt, Macquarie University
  • David Kellogg, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies,  Seoul, South Korea
  • Sally Humphrey, Australian Catholic University
  • Rosemary Huisman, University of Sydney
  • Susan Hood, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Len Unsworth, Australian Catholic University

There’s a conference on in Brisbane, and you really should be there
There’ll be great ideas on SFL for the delegates to share

For more details visit or contact ASFLA 2015 via its:
Website | Email | Facebook | Twitter 
or download a flyer in colour or black and white. We encourage people to distribute these links amongst their various networks.

We hope to see many of the SFL community in Brisbane in 2015.