Call for papers

The 1st International Online Systemic Functional Linguistics Interest Group (SFLIG) Conference

16-19 November 2021

Dear SFL Scholars, Research Students and Interested Members,  

Welcome to the 1st International Online Systemic Functional Linguistics Interest Group (SFLIG) Conference. The theme “Systemic Functional Linguistics: Theory and Application” invites us to explore advances in SFL theory and its application in the contemporary global context. Since 2020, the world has raced to respond to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and it is more important than ever to know how SFL theory has been applied and researched in various fields during this challenging context. We, therefore, invite contributions applying the overarching theoretical framework of SFL to issues before and during COVID-19 to be presented at our conference. Successful contributions will be published in our peer reviewed international conference proceedings.

Invited contributions include, but are not limited to, the following conference strands:

  • Advances in Systemic Functional Linguistics Theory, Language Description and Typology
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and Education
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translating and Interpreting
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and Multilingualism
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and Multimodality
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and Media
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and other fields (Health, Arts, Music, ICT, etc.)
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and Ecolinguistics
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics, Cognition and Neurolinguistics
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics and Application during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Appraisal Framework

SFL debates or panel discussions are most welcome. Due to the limited spaces for SFL debates or panel discussions, we would invite you to email us to initiate an idea or a topic for these sessions. Please contact Dr Vinh To directly at or at the SFLIG email: Thank you! 

Please submit your conference abstract for peer review on Easy Chair by 19 April 2021. The link is as follows. You will need to create an Easy Chair account if you haven’t done so already.

You will also need to complete and upload a proposal form to indicate your other choices for presentation (e.g., research paper or workshop, Live on Zoom or pre-record) in the abstract submission form on Easy Chair.

Please see below the step-by-step instructions document for abstract submission.

To support all SFL scholars, research students and interested members during this challenging time, we make the first international online SFLIG Conference totally free of charge. Please consider submitting your abstract for peer review before the due date. Thank you everyone, and we look forward to receiving your abstracts!

Kindest regards,

2021 SFLIG Conference Convenors and Organising Committee      

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