39th International Systemic Functional Congress
University of Technology, Sydney
16th - 20th July
9th - 13th July
Wednesday 18 July
'to boldly go... '
The conference theme 'to boldly go...' encompasses expanding fields of enquiry, modalities, typologies, and voices in evolving theory in systemic functional linguistics and social semiotics.
The main themes of the conference are:
- Language and knowledge
- Context and variation
- Learning language
- Language in education
- Typology and translation
Puzzled by our theme? "to boldly go..." makes reference to the opening lines of the popular TV science fiction series, Star Trek, in which a group of intrepid explorers conducted a 5 year mission to uncover new life in previously uncharted areas of the universe. Even the grammar of this line was considered to break conventions ...
New to ISFC39: the option of presenting a poster session, and the chance to get your paper published in the refereed conference proceedings.