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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 94 21:33:42 MEISFC94 keynote speakers
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Subject: ISFC94 keynote speakers

The following people have accepted to offer plenaries
at the 21st International Systemic Functional Congress,
to be held in Ghent, Belgium, 1 - 5 August 1994:

Basil BERNSTEIN (London)
Claude HAGEGE (Paris)
M.A.K. HALLIDAY (Sydney)
Ruqaiya HASAN (Macquarie)
Christian MATTHIESSEN (Sydney)
William McGREGOR (Melbourne)
Petr SGALL (Prague)
Anna SIEWIERSKA (Amsterdam)
Stanley STAROSTA (Hawaii)
Jef VERSCHUEREN (Antwerp)

The aim of the conference will be to bring together linguists
working within functional models of various types. It will
provide a forum for a constructive confrontation of
functional approaches and hopes to promote the fruitful
interaction between functional theory and applications
in different fields such as educational and clinical
linguistics, stylistics, translation studies, artificial
intelligence, and communication studies.

Papers are invited on a broad range of topics relating to
the functional perspective on language. The focus may be
on such areas as clause grammar, discourse processes, text
structure, dialectal and register variation, genre, univer-
sality and culture-specificity of linguistic organization.
The orientation may be theoretical, descriptive or applied.

If you wish to present a paper, or would like to offer a
workshop, contact Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen
(annemarie.vandenbergenrug.ac.be) for more detailed
information on the format of abstracts. The deadline for
abstracts is 15 February 1994.

The same address can be used if you would like more
information on the conference venue, accommodation and meals,
how to get to Ghent, etc.

The Ghent conference will immediately be followed by a workshop
in Antwerp on `Spoken and Written Discourse in Institutional
Settings`. One of the Guest Speakers there will be Paul Drew
(York). For more information contact Ronald Geluykens
(ictl.geluykens.ralpha.ufsia.ac.be).

Immediately preceding the Ghent conference there will be a
summer school in Leuven on recent developments in systemic
functional linguistics. The main lecturers will be John
Bateman (Darmstadt), M.A.K. Halliday (Sydney), Ruqaiya Hasan
(Macquarie), Wiebke Ramm and Erich Steiner (Saarbruecken),
assisted by Kristin Davidse (Leuven), Liesbeth Degand
(Louvain-la-Neuve) and Ronald Geluykens (Antwerp).
The programme will be organized in two parallel strands,
each of which will run a week:
Strand 1: The Analysis of Language from a Discourse Perspective
Strand 2: Systemic Functional Linguistics and Natural Language
Processing.
For more information contact Kristin Davidse
(kd%users%lwcc3.kuleuven.ac.be)
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