LINGUIST List 21.3245

Wed Aug 11 2010

Confs: Ling Theories, Neuroling/China

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        1.    Ernest Lam, Connecting Paths: Lamb, Halliday and Hasan

Message 1: Connecting Paths: Lamb, Halliday and Hasan
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Ernest Lam <>
Subject: Connecting Paths: Lamb, Halliday and Hasan
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Connecting Paths: Lamb, Halliday and Hasan

Date: 01-Nov-2010 - 03-Nov-2010 Location: Hong Kong/Guangzhou, China Contact: Ernest Lam Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Symposium on Connecting Paths: Lamb, Halliday and Hason will be held at City University of Hong Kong on 1 November 2010 and Sun Yat-sen University on 3 November 2010. It will discuss the potential for interconnectivity between the theories developed by the three significant scholars in linguistics and language studies: Professor Sydney M Lamb, Professor M.A.K. Halliday and Professor Ruqaiya Hasan.

The Symposium aims not only to highlight the individual contribution to linguistics theories by each of the three professors, but also to explore new path connections for collaborative research. The Symposium will not only describe the complementary nature of these three approaches, but also engaging participants in the activity of connecting these paths. The Symposium is expected to enhance the intellectual image of the Department among local and international academia in linguistics and language studies. The below lists some possible topics to be discussed during the Symposium:

1. What relationships exist between SFG (Systemic Functional Grammar) and relational networks? Is there the possibility to build a bridge connecting the two theories? 2. To what extent can SFG be said to be neurologically plausible or operationally plausible? 3. Can we find any definite relationships between the semiotic realm and the physical realm? Is there a physical basis for the semiotic realm?

Paper presentations are by invitation only but we welcome scholars, researchers and those interested to attend the Symposium and join the discussion with our speakers.

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