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 ASFLA conference for 2014 is now behind us – many thanks to Helen Caple, Peter White and their team for organizing an intellectually stimulating and socially enjoyable event. So, it’s now time to start thinking about 2015. The ASFLA conference for 2015 will be held in Brisbane.

Dates: Pre-conference institutes on Monday 28 Sep 15, conference proper on Tue 29 Sep, Wed 30 Sep and Thu 1 Oct 2015. This is the common university mid-Semester 2 break.

Venue: The St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Theme: Linguistics, Literature & Verbal Art: Inheritances and Developments.

Call for Papers: to be issued shortly

Organizing Committee: Garry Collins (UQ), Lindsay Williams (UQ), Kay Bishop (UQ), Kev Bishop, Beryl Exley (QUT), Jane Kelly (Education Queensland), Marianne Schubert (QCAA), Linda Willis (UQ), Melanie Wild (Education Queensland)

For more details visit or contact ASFLA 2015 via its:
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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.