ISFC 2018 Boston
(re)Imagining the Future: Expanding Resources and Making Connections
Congress: July 23–27, 2018
Pre-Congress: July 19-21, 2018
Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
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.
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One Day Event - Teachers as SFL Practitioners
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Interested in hearing about how U.S. K-12 teachers are using systemic functional linguistics in different classroom contexts? Join us for the teacher research strand of ISFC 2018 at Boston College!
María Estela Brisk
Lynch School of Education
Hispanic Studies and Second Language Acquisition
Universidad de la República in Uruguay
University of Sydney
School of English, Communication and Philosophy
School of Education
University of Michigan
Chair and Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of California Davis
Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean
Lynch School of Education