LINGUIST List 11.2104

Mon Oct 2 2000

FYI: World Wide Words, Systemic Functional Ling

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <>


  1. Michael Quinion, World Wide Words update
  2. Peter H Fries, International Systemic Functional Congress and Summer Institute

Message 1: World Wide Words update

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 09:32:47 +0100
From: Michael Quinion <>
Subject: World Wide Words update

The website of World Wide Words has undergone significant 
changes this weekend (30 September). The most important is that 
its URL is now < >. 

At the same time, the site has been revamped with a new 
navigation system, a full-text search facility has been added, 
and parts of the site have been reorganised. This aim is to make 
what is now a rather large site (700+ pages) easier for visitors 
to find their way around. We currently receive about 120,000 
page hits a month, so this is an increasingly important 

The focus of World Wide Words is on etymology and new words, 
though the mix also includes book and CD-ROM reviews, usage 
queries, notes on words in the news, and answers to questions. 
The approach is non-technical and will be of interest to anyone 
who is intrigued by the language.

A newsletter is sent each weekend to 9200+ subscribers in at 
least 97 countries, who cover a wide spectrum of professional 
and private interest in the English language. Subscriber numbers 
have increased threefold in the two years since it first began 
to be hosted on the LINGUIST list server, so I am more than ever 
grateful to Antony Aristar and colleagues for their help.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
< >
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: International Systemic Functional Congress and Summer Institute

Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 15:59:28 -0400
From: Peter H Fries <>
Subject: International Systemic Functional Congress and Summer Institute

July 8-21, 2001. Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
WEB: and EMAIL: <>
Institute Directors: Young, Benson and Greaves
Institute Staff: Fahey, Spinks, Benson, Greaves, Fries, Mohan, Downes
One-day Workshops: several of the ISFC/28 Plenary Speakers will give a
daylong workshop.
Graduate credit or non-credit; Introductory and Advanced levels.
Register before April 15 for discount.
Critical Discourse Analysis, Stylistics and other applications of SFL
will be highlighted

July 22-28, 2001. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
WEB: and EMAIL: <>
Theme: Systemic Functional Grammar and Critical Discourse Analysis
Abstract deadline: December 31, 2000
Registration discount until February 28, 2001
Plenary speakers include: Hasan, Lemke, Fairclough, Christie, Davidse
and Gregory
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue