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Wed Oct 9 1996

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  1. Linda Casas, Teleseminar on linguistic diversity
  2. isfc97, Summer School - Systemic Functional Linguistics

Message 1: Teleseminar on linguistic diversity

Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 08:48:12 CDT
From: Linda Casas <>
Subject: Teleseminar on linguistic diversity


The 3Ds: Diversity, Dialogue, and Delivery

In an effort to familiarize educators with characteristics of
educational research and practices that foster improved outcomes for
culturally and linguistically diverse students, the Northeast and
Islands Laboratory at Brown, the Pacific Region Educational
Laboratory, WestEd, and Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
(SEDL) are hosting a live teleseminar entitled "The 3Ds: Diversity,
Dialogue, and Delivery" on Thursday, October 31, 1996 from 1:30pm to
3:00pm (CDT).

Panelists include Dr. Kathryn Au, University of Hawaii; Dr. Margarita
Calder=F3n, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed
At-Risk; Dr. Carol Lee, Northwestern University; and Dr. Roland Tharp,
Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and
Excellence. Mr. Gilbert Garc=EDa, U.S. Department of Education, will
moderate the discussion. During the broadcast, participants will be
able to make comments or pose questions by calling (972) 231-9937 or
faxing (972) 231-9209.

To participate individually or as a group, you must locate a downlink
facility. Individuals who convene a group at a local site may engage
in activities by requesting the reflection questions in advance from
Linda Casas at SEDL, (800)476-6861, ext. 243. All individuals are
encouraged to register their participation by contacting Ms. Casas by
Friday, October 25, 1996. Registrants will receive a chronicle of the
panelists' presentations with responses from the field.

The downlink coordinates are:
KU-band: Telstar 401, T4 Channel 11
 Orbital location: 97 degrees West
 Downlink frequency: 12040 MHz
 Polarity: vertical

C-band: Galaxy 6, G6 Channel 17
 Orbital location: 74 degrees West
 Downlink frequency: 4040 MHz
 Polarity: horizontal

Technical assistance for downlinking problems will be available at
(972) 231-6301, ext. 382. This teleseminar broadcast is free and
unrestricted. Use, duplication, and distribution of this information
is encouraged.
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Message 2: Summer School - Systemic Functional Linguistics

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 12:04:14 EDT
From: isfc97 <>
Subject: Summer School - Systemic Functional Linguistics


Learning how to mean: transdisciplinary perspectives on language in

July 7-18, 1997

Glendon College, York University Toronto, Canada

The Summer School will bring together graduate students and scholars
in linguistics, psychology, psychiatry, comparative primatology,
philosophy, ethnomusicology, and anthropology with an interest in a
functional view of language and other semiotic modalities, such as
gesture, gaze, sign language, and visual images.

By the end of the first week, participants will know: how the Systemic
Functional model organizes three different modes of meaning in the
lexico-grammar: the represention of experience, the enactment of
speaker/addressee relationships, and the relation of language to the
context in which it is unfolding.

By the end of the second week, participants will know: how the
Systemic Functional model organizes the three contextual dimensions in
which language operates: purposeful activity, social interaction, and
communicative event.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
 * interact more effectively with scholars dealing with language in
other disciplines
 * move their research in new directions
 * participate actively in the 24th International Systemic Functional
Congress which immediately follows the Summer School.

Morning lectures will introduce the Systemic Functional model.
Familiarity with this approach to language will not be assumed.

Fellows and course participants working together in small afternoon
workshops will take the theoretical concepts introduced in the morning
and use them to explore examples of discourse currently being
investigated in disciplines other than linguistics.

Senior scholars in other disciplines along with Systemic Functional
linguists will participate as Fellows in the workshops. Their role
will be to make sure that the workshops are challenged to address the
transdisciplinary concerns of the Summer School and Congress.

David Butt, Rhondda Fahey, Sue Spinks (Macquarie University), Jonathan
Fine (Bar-Ilan University), Rosemary Tannock (Hospital for Sick
Children), Paul Thibault (University of Venice), Theo Van Leeuwen (The
London Institute), Stuart Shanker (York University), Rob Bowman (York

EVALUATION (for students taking the course for credit): participation
25%, paper 75% (due within one month after the completion of the

You may apply to be either a 'credit student' or a
'participant'. Complete the appropriate form and e-mail to:

or mail to:

Summer School of Systemic Linguistics, c/o English Department, 2275
Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON Canada M4N 3M6

or FAX to: (416) 487-6728

(due February 15, 1997)

If you do not want to take the course for credit as a graduate
student, but wish to attend lectures and participate in workshops,
complete the following form. (Individuals who attend the course as
participants cannot be subsequently considered for course credit.)






The fee is Cdn $300, and is due by April 30, 1997.

( ) VISA _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
 exp _ _/_ _

( ) Mastercard _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
 exp _ _/_ _

( ) Cheque / Money Order in Canadian dollars
 attached, payable to ISFC97

We will send you a formal letter of acceptance around the middle of
March 1997, including information about food and accommodation -
approximately Cdn $50/day at Glendon College. Payment is due by April
30, 1997.

 (due February 15, 1997)

If you want to take this course for credit as a graduate student,
complete the following form, and York University will send you an
application form which will enable you to take the course as Graduate
English 6840.06 Linguistic Theory






Currently enrolled at (name and address of graduate


The York University application fee of Cdn $60 and the course fee will
be due April 30, 1997 with your completed York University application.
This year (1996) the cost of a course is Cdn $826.39. A slight
increase is expected in 1997.

At the time you are accepted, around the middle of March 1997, we will
send you information about food and accommodation - approximately
Canadian $50/day at Glendon College. Payment is due by April 30,


24th International Systemic Functional Congress, July 21-25, 1997

or ISFC97, Department of English, Glendon College, 2275 Bayview
Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M4N 3M6

Look for up-to-date information about ISFC 97 and the Summer School on
the Systemic Functional Linguistics Web Page maintained by Mick
O'Donnell -
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