2018 International Systemic Functional Congress

ISFC 2018 Boston

(re)Imagining the Future: Expanding Resources and Making Connections

 

Welcome to the 45th International Systemic Functional Congress. Since its origins, Systemic Functional Linguistic theory has been conceptualized as an ideologically committed form of social action. The theme “(re)Imagining the future: expanding resources and making connections” helps us consider how we can use SFL in robust ways to address and challenge current and future social issues such as global conflict, deficit migration policies, education inequity and racism. The theme also invites consideration on how to expand semiotic systems that can be used to challenge these issues and generate interdisciplinary knowledge (e.g. sociology and applied linguistics). Because of its focus on building bridges among disciplines, the conference theme also invites those with other linguistic perspectives to participate. Join us for a one of a kind transnational scholarly experience that engages us in global collaboration.

JULY 23–27, 2018
BOSTON COLLEGE
Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

  • A Pre-Congress Institute will take place at Boston College from July 19-21, 2018. 
  • The call for proposals will take place from September 1–October 15, 2017.
  • Registration will begin in January 2018.

Plenary Speakers

Mariana Achugar

Mariana Achugar
Associate Professor
Hispanic Studies and Second Language Acquisition
Carnegie Mellon University

Jim Martin

Jim Martin
Professor
Linguistics
University of Sydney

Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett
Reader
School of English, Communication and Philosophy
Cardiff University

Mary Schleppegrell

Mary Schleppegrell
Professor
School of Education
University of Michigan

Cecilia Colombi

Cecilia Colombi
Chair and Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of California Davis

Stanton Wortham

Stanton Wortham
Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean
Lynch School of Education
Boston College