The LinC Summer School in Systemic Functional Linguistics

13 - 16 September 2010

Location: Cardiff University

This page contains useful information about the location and programme for the LinC summer school.  The programme information only lists what will be offered (actual course titles may change).  Summary descriptions of the content and the scheduled timetable will follow later, probably in August.  

Programme (scheduled timetable to follow closer to the event)

The overall programme for the summer school has been designed to offer lectures in the morning sessions followed by more practical and active workshops or seminars in the afternoon.  Most lectures have been paired with a corresponding workshop but this is not always the case.  The lecture sessions offered by our special guests (Michael Halliday, Ruqaiya Hasan and Sydney Lamb) are plenary and so all participants will attend these.  The corresponding workshops, however, are attached to a particular course (introductory or advanced).  What you will find below are the titles and types of the sessions being offered in each programme.  There is some overlap in the sense that some session are open to all participants, irrespective of what course you are following.  These are identified by an asterisk (*).  More detail, including summary descriptions for each session will be sent to you in August along with the timetable.   The programme will also include the Poster presentations. Abstracts and details will follow.

Introductory Programme

The Introductory course is intended for those with no or relatively little previous experience (i.e. not quite ready to take on theoretical issues or challenging analytical problems).  It is meant to give you a good, intensive foundation in core SFL including the lexicogrammar (both semantic and structural), phonology, intonation, and information structure.

Plenary Lecture: Conceptualizing Context of Situation in Relation to Literature, Ruqaiya Hasan
Plenary Lecture: On explanation in systemic functional theory, Michael Halliday
Plenary Lecture: The Neurocognitive Basis of Language, Sydney Lamb
Introductory Lecture: Introduction to SFL: Experiential and Interpersonal meaning, S F C A (Fontaine)
Introductory Lecture: Phonology and Intonation (O’Grady)
Introductory Lecture: Textual and information meaning (O’Grady)
Introductory Workshop: Analysing English grammar: working with S-F-C-A structure (Fontaine)
Introductory Workshop: Lexicogrammatical features and functional explanations (Halliday)
Introductory Workshop: Phonology and intonation (Tench)
Introductory Workshop: Recognising Grammatical structures (Fontaine)
Introductory Workshop: Theme, textual, informational (Thompson)
Introductory Workshop: The Full analysis, a look at applications (Bartlett and O’Grady)
Workshop: Verbal Art* (Hasan)
Workshop: Categories in the Brain (Lamb)*
Workshop: Systemic-Functional Linguistics and Neurocognitive Linguistics* (Lamb)
Computer-based Workshop: Using PRAAT* (O’Grady)

Advanced Programme

The Advanced course is meant to build on an existing foundation and grounding in SFL.  The sessions offered will hopefully be challenging and thought provoking. A firm understanding of core SFL is expected. 

Plenary Lecture:  Conceptualizing Context of Situation in Relation to Literature, Ruqaiya Hasan
Plenary Lecture: On explanation in systemic functional theory, Michael Halliday
Plenary Lecture: The Neurocognitive Basis of Language, Sydney Lamb
Advanced Lecture: Referring and the nominal group (Fontaine)
Advanced Lecture: Complex Transitivity (Bartlett)
Advanced Lecture: Conjunctives (Thompson)
Advanced Lecture: Phonology and Intonation* (O’Grady)
Advanced Lecture: Phraseology in SFL, part 1 (Tucker)
Advanced Lecture: Phraseology in SFL, part 2 (Tucker)
Advanced Lecture: Text and Society (Bartlett)
Advanced Lecture: The Cardiff Grammar: What is it? and Why is it? (Fawcett)
Advanced Workshop: Adding Participant and Circumstantial Roles to the analysis of texts (Fawcett)
Advanced Workshop: Applying Systemic Functional Syntax to the analysis of texts (Fawcett)
Advanced Workshop: Categories in the Brain (Lamb)
Advanced Workshop: Complex Transitivity (Thompson)
Advanced Workshop: Conjunctives (Thompson)
Advanced Workshop: Panel discussion on Applied Research topics (O’Grady, chair)
Advanced Workshop: Panel discussion on Theoretical Research topics (Bartlett, chair)
Advanced Workshop: Participant Identification and Tracking (Fontaine)
Advanced Workshop: Systemic-Functional Linguistics and Neurocognitive Linguistics (Lamb)
Advanced Workshop: Text and Society (Bartlett)
Advanced Workshop: Verbal Art (Hasan)
Introductory Workshop: The Full analysis, a look at applications* (Bartlett and O’Grady)
Introductory Workshop: Theme, textual, informational* (Thompson)
Introductory Workshop: Phonology and intonation* (Tench)
Computer-based Workshop: PRAAT (O’Grady)
Computer-based Workshop: UAM CorpusTool - Phraseology (O’Donnell)
Computer-based Workshop: UAM CorpusTool: complex nominal groups (O’Donnell)
Computer-based Workshop: Using the UAM CorpusTool:  conjunctives (O’Donnell)


Location Information

The map below indicates the main areas of importance for your arrival in Cardiff.  The university accommodation is indicated on Colum Road (post code CF10 3EJ) and then just below this is the Humanities Building (CF10 3EU) where we will be meeting for registration on the 13th of September from 6pm to 7pm (directions will be sign posted at the entrance).  Following registration, those who wish to join us can come along to the Woodville Pub (the third blue post on the map, CF24 4DW) from 7pm.
If you are unable to join us for registration on the 13th, we will also have a registration time on the morning of the 14th.  


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