The theme of the 35th ISFC is Voices Around the World, emphasizing the rich multi-faceted nature of contributions to systemic functional linguistics around the world and the centrality of all the regions that make up the global systemic functional community and promoting regional resonances and complementarities. Like the theme of previous ISFCs, this theme is intended to be broad and inclusive. It is intended to be multiply interpretable, promoting regional contributions in terms of:
- Engagement with the rich range of languages — and other semiotic systems — around the world as objects of study;
- Engagement with the varied contexts of research and application around the regions of the world, including problems arising both in academic institutions and in the wider communities and also the implications of conducting systemic functional work in different languages;
- Engagement with the different institutional environments in which systemic functional linguistics is taught and in which systemic functional linguistics informs educational efforts — the different curricular contexts in which systemic functional linguistics operates;
- Engagement with the different “dialects” and “registers” of systemic functional linguistics around the world, with an emphasis on both commonalities and complementarities.
- Engagement with different “metalanguages” close enough to systemic functional linguistics to allow for inter-translatability and cross-fertilization.
Abstracts are now included in the congress booklet, and can be downloaded in PDF.
Proceedings of ISFC2008: Short Papers
Short papers will be included in the electronic Proceedings of ISFC 2008. If you would like your paper to be included in the proceedings, please follow the instuctions given in the ISFC2008 Paper Style Guide, and edit your paper in the Sample document in Microsoft Word.
Please submit your short paper to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 4 July 2008.