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FYI: Latin American Functional Linguistics Association

Author: Federico Navarro

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The Latin American Systemic Functional Linguistics Association
(ALSFAL) invites you to become a member, free of charge, and to join
the members’ discussion list, ALSFAL-lista.

ALSFAL, founded in 2004, is an organization which brings together
researchers from all over the world who are interested in studying Latin
American socio-discursive phenomena from a Systemic Functional
point of view and which has so far organized seven annual regional
conferences. The principal objectives of the Association are to
consolidate links among scholars active in Systemic Functional
Linguistics (SFL) and to promote knowledge and development of SFL
in the region. There is no membership fee.

In order to join the Association please write to sociosalsfal@gmail.com,
writing in the subject slot I WISH TO JOIN ALSFAL and including in the
body of the mail the following information: full name; affiliation; city and
country; email; phone number; area of SFL in which you work;
language in which you work. Once you have joined, you will receive an
invitation to join the discussion list.

For further information, please go to:

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