39th International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC 39)

Call for papers

A review of the proposals will be conducted by members of the organising committee, supported by a panel of experts in systemic functional linguistics. Decisions on acceptances will be made by email (and by mail where required) as soon as possible after submission.

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15th February 2012
  • Notification of acceptance by: 20th March 2012
  • Early Bird Registration deadline: 30th April, 2012
Papers must relate to the field of systemic functional linguistics / social semiotics, and should aim to connect to one of the main themes of the conference:
  • Language and knowledge;
  • Context and Variation;
  • Learning Language;
  • Language in Education;
  • Typology and Translation;
  • Multimodality.
Each paper will be provided with a 35-minute time slot (30 mins + 5 minutes for questions and answers). An abstract of 250 words should be submitted, which must include the title, author(s) and affiliations.

Individual papers for full paper review
Refereed conference proceedings will be published online simultaneously with the congress. The process of full paper refereeing is available to paper presenters and symposia participants after abstracts have been accepted. The deadline for submission of full papers for review is 11.59pm, Saturday, April 21, 2012, AEST (effectively, Friday April 20 in many parts of the world). Late submissions will not be accepted. Author and submission guidelines for full papers will be made available with notification of acceptance of abstracts. Only participants who have registered for the conference by July 1, 2012 are eligible to have their papers included in the proceedings.

An abstract of 150-200 words should be submitted. Print and digital posters are welcome.

Workshops and symposia
We encourage the organization of workshops and symposia that explore analysis, data description or methodology; a particular theme; use of systemic functional linguistics in applied settings; or common interests among researchers.
Workshops and symposia time slots are 1hr and 15 mins (= 2 papers) and 1hr and 55 mins (= 3 papers).
Abstracts of workshops should be around 400 words; abstracts of symposia should include a general abstract of around 400 words from the symposium convenor(s) plus specific abstracts by the individual presenters of around 200 words each.

To submit your abstract, please use the online submission form.

For information, click here.

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