Call for Papers

~~[submissions now closed]~~

We are calling for abstracts for presentations at this year’s ASFLA 2014 national conference.
The theme of the conference is “New Texts, New Challenges” and we invite proposals for presentations which are informed by, reference in some way, report on applications of (or research using), critique, or develop theory in Systemic Functional Linguistics (they can even be concerned with “old texts” or “old challenges”).

You may offer proposals for either a 40-minute presentation or an 85-minute workshop. Workshops will typically involve multiple presenters, cover a wider range of issues than the shorter presentations, and may involve more by way of audience interactions.

Proposals for a 40-minute presentation should be no longer than 250 words and those for an 85-minute workshop no longer than 350 words.

The conference will be run over three days (Sept 30 to Oct 2) and will include a “teacher’s day” on Wed Oct 1, devoted to educational issues.

Plenary speakers are:
Susan Feez, Kristina Love, Theo van Leeuwen, Annabelle Lukin, Robert McMurtrie, Kay O’Halloran and Geoff Williams.
Abstracts are available on the conference website on the ‘Plenaries’ page.

The conference will be preceded by a workshops day. Day-long workshops will be offered on the following.

1. Theo van Leeuwen – multimodality and animation
2. Beverly Derewianka – introduction to SFL (for teachers and anyone starting out)
3. Robert McMurtrie – advanced issues in SFL

Submit your proposal as an attachment, using the ABSTRACT file downloaded by clicking this link

Please fill in the required fields, then email it as an attachment together with your name (family name + given name) in the subject line to:

Deadline for submission of abstracts – April 27th, 2014

We hope to be able to return acceptance notifications by early May, but please indicate clearly in your email if you need an earlier response for the purposes of obtaining funding.

Full details and instructions for registrations will be available in early April, again on the conference website.