ASFLA holds annual conferences presenting research into and applications of Systemic Functional Linguistics.

ASFLA Annual Conference 2013 – First Notice

Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus)
October 1-3, 2013

Conference Theme: Seizing the moment

Featured speakers include Peter White, Mary Macken-Horarik, Frances Christie, John Polias, Brian Dare, Pauline Jones, Dorothy Economou.

The 2013 ASFLA conference committee look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne, a lucky 13 years after the last Melbourne ASFLA. The theme of ‘Seizing the moment’ has been chosen to represent the application of SFL theory in responding to a range of significant ‘moments’ in the academic, workplace and public domain. Those moments include: the development of the Australian Curriculum: English; the proliferation of technologies and accompanying modalities affecting all aspects of the media; and the call of the Melbourne Declaration for the development of deep discipline knowledge. These events have occurred in the context of continuing concerns that young people from low socioeconomic and Indigenous backgrounds are under-represented among high achievers in education and employment. The systems of SFL theory and its applications provide resources for seizing and responding to these moments in a variety of ways which will be explored during the three days of the conference.

Find out more.

Organising Committee:
Kristina Love
Sally Humphrey
Marie Quinn

Register and Context 2013: Mode, text and texture

This symposium is a forum for debating and developing the text-in-context model of the systemic functional linguistic school developed by M.A.K. Halliday.

13-15 February at Macquarie University. Find out more.

Notes for Conference Organisers (revised)

Terms and Conditions
Refunds for cancellations are payable at the discretion of the ASFLA executive or conference committee as appropriate. Refunds may be subject to an administration fee (minimum 10%) to cover any costs the association may have incurred. In the event of a conference being cancelled by the association all monies will be refunded in full.

ASFLA Annual Conference 2011

was held at the University of New England, Armidale NSW, September 21-23, 2011

with a pre-Conference Institute on September 20

Conference Theme: Language, Knowledge, Justice: New Contexts, New Questions

Featured speakers included Len Unsworth, Jim Martin, Karl Maton and Michele Zappavigna

ASFLA Annual Conference 2010

was held in Adelaide, September 27 – October 1, 2010

with a Pre-Conference Institute September 27 – 28-

Conference Theme: Reading recent developments in SFL: theory and practice

Recognising that South Australia has a particular interest in educational applications, the conference aimed to explore reading pedagogy as well as the recently developed national curriculum in Australia, particularly the opportunities that SFL affords teachers and students.

It also offered, more broadly, presentations dealing with developments in the theory and applications of SFL in a range of contexts.