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Full Title: 27 Conference of the European Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics

Short Title: 27ESFLC2017
Location: Salamanca, Spain
Start Date: 29-Jun-2017 - 01-Jul-2017
Contact: Miriam Perez-Veneros
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Meeting Description: 27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference: Systemic Functional Linguistics at the Crossroads: Intercultural and Contrastive Descriptions of Language
University of Salamanca, Spain
29 June - 01 July, 2017

From a systemic functional perspective, language is considered essentially a probabilistic system. An important part of the meaning of any feature is its relative probability in relation to other mutually defining features and, therefore, language description is intimately related to the (un)expectedness of the behaviour, presence, absence, etc. of linguistic phenomena. However, globalization is dynamically pervading cultural and historical groups, identities and languages to an unprecedented extent and thus it is not surprising that cultural differences, hybridizing processes and diversity are challenging our knowledge and our expectations on the probability and extent of linguistic phenomena and their behaviour.

Thematic Panel Sessions:

- SFL at Intercultural Crossroads
- SFL at Contrastive Crossroads
- SFL at Crossroads in Linguistics and Beyond
- SFL at the Cutting Edge of Descriptions of Language


- 1er Coloquio ‘La LSF en/del Español’ / 1st Colloquium: ‘SFL in/of Spanish’ (Language of this colloquium: Spanish) (please check the conference website for this CFP)
- 2nd Colloquium ‘Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Assumptions in SFL’ (Language of this colloquium: English) (please check the conference website for this CFP)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Jorge Arús Hita (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Tom Bartlett (Cardiff University, UK)
Adriana Bolívar (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela)
Elsa Ghio (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina)
Mick O’Donnell (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

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Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 27.3739

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