LINGUIST List 9.1402

Fri Oct 9 1998

Confs: Linguistics and Education

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Message 1: ISFC'99

Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 10:43:31 +0800
From: Conference Account <ellsfc99nus.edu.sg>
Subject: ISFC'99


ISFC99 -- The 26th Systemic Functional Institute and Congress
Department of English Language & Literature
National University of Singapore

Institute: 	22-24 July 1999
Congress: 	26-30 July 1999

Theme: Linguistics and Education on Entering the 21st Century


THE INSTITUTE

The three day Institute preceding the Congress offers courses in the theory
and practice of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) by leading figures
within the field. For those who are not familiar with the model, the
courses can provide the necessary background for the congress which is to
follow. The major themes that will be treated at the Institute include
grammar, discourse, sociolinguistics, education, literature, information
technology and computational methods.

THE CONGRESS

The Congress will bring together systemic functional linguists and those
interested in finding out more about the ever increasing range of
applications of SFL. With the 26th International Systemic Functional
Congress (ISFC99) being held in Singapore, we extend a specially warm
welcome to Australian and Asian participants. In addition we hope that many
from Europe, North America and other parts will be able to join us here in
what should be a very special occasion, with a list of plenary speakers that
includes MICHAEL HALLIDAY, RUQAIYA HASAN, HU ZHUANGLIN, JIM MARTIN, FRAN
CHRISTIE and MICHAEL O'TOOLE.

The Congress theme is LINGUISTICS AND EDUCATION ON ENTERING THE 21ST
CENTURY. We welcome contributions from any of the growing number of
theoretical and practical fields of SFL including extensions to other
semiotic systems, and applications of SFL to education. While we expect the
majority of papers and workshops to be located within a SFL framework, we
welcome other contributions including those that offer an alternative
perspective. 

CALL FOR OFFERS OF PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS

If you would like to offer a paper or a workshop, please send your proposal
of one page (A4 or US Legal or email equivalent) email, fax or hardcopy to
the address below by 31ST DECEMBER 1998. If you need a letter of acceptance
for funding purposes, please inform us by marking your proposal "Urgent".

Papers should be designed to fit into a 40 minute slot which includes the
time for questions and discussion. The workshops are three hours long. The
workshops offer the opportunity for discussion, learning and improving
skills such as developing theoretical knowledge and text analysis and
demonstration of software and so forth. 

PARTIAL FUNDING

Partial funding to attend the Institute and Congress will be considered in
exceptional circumstances

HOW TO RECEIVE THE SECOND CIRCULAR

The Second Circular will contain details of the programme for the Institute
and Congress, a list of the costs and the REGISTRATION FORMS. It is
ESSENTIAL that you write, fax or email us in order to receive a copy. The
message need only be: "Request for Second Circular". Also if you would like
copies of the ISFC99 poster, please let us know and we will forward the
required number to you.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE AND SECRETARIAT

Email: 	ellsfc99nus.edu.sg 

Post:		ISFC99
		Department of English Language and Literature
		National University of Singapore
		10 Kent Ridge Crescent
		SINGAPORE 119260

Fax:		(65) 773 2981

Website:	Further information will be posted on the website:

		http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ell/systemic/ISFC-99.html

LOCATION OF THE INSTITUTE AND CONGRESS

Both the Institute and Congress will be held at the Regional Language Centre
(RELC), International Hotel in the centre of Singapore. This centre offers
first rate conference facilities including accommodation, breakfasts and
lunches (and coffee breaks). More information about the facilities and what
to do in Singapore will be provided in the Second Circular.

INSTITUTE AND CONGRESS ORGANISERS

Joseph Foley, Kay O'Halloran, Lionel Wee, Lisa Lim, Benny Lee and Vincent
Ooi and Joyce James (RELC).

Any enquiries related to academic matters may be directed to:

Joe Foley		ellfoleynus.edu.sg
Kay O'Halloran	ellkohleonis.nus.edu.sg






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