Conferences 2015

Date Title Organiser(s) Venue
8-9 Sept Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Discourse Analysis XV Theme: Ways of Meaning Sun Yet-sen University; HCLS Sun Yet-sen University
23-26 Apr The 14th National Conference on Functional Linguistics; The Symposium to launch The Halliday-Hasan International Fund The School of Foreign Languages and Literature & The Centre for Functional Linguistics at Beijing Normal University; HCLS Beijing Normal University
25 Apr WORD Global Roundtable (simulcast with Teachers College, Columbia University) HCLS; ILA; Teachers College, Columbia University; The School of Foreign Languages and Literature & The Centre for Functional Linguistics at Beijing Normal University Beijing Normal University; Teachers College, Columbia University


Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Discourse Analysis XV
Theme: Ways of Meaning

Date : 8 - 9 September 2015
Venue : Lecture Hall 101, School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yet-sen University


This two-day special symposium is to honor the lasting contribution of Professor Ruqiaya Hasan to the study of language, meaning ans society.

Symposium Programme

Symposium Day 1

Day & Time: 9:30 - 17:50, Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Venue: Lecture Hall 101, School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-sen University

Time Event
9:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Opening ceremony:
Prof. Chang Chenguang (Chair), Vice-Dean, FFLIS, Sun Yat-sen University
Prof. Huang Guowen, Dean, FFLIS, Sun Yat-sen University
Prof. Jonathan Webster, Director, HCLS, City University of HK
10:30 - 10:40 Photo-taking
10:40 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Prof. Wendy L. Bowcher (Sun Yat-sen University)
It’s more than a just a formula: A consideration of the place of “generalised structure potential” in SFL theory
Chair: Prof. Jonathan Webster
12:00 - 13:00 Dr Annabelle Lukin (Macquarie University)
Ideology: An “exotropic” account from Hasan’s linguistics
Chair: Prof. Robin Fawcett
14:30 - 15:30 Prof. Geoffrey Williams (University of Sydney)
‘Visible’ and ‘Invisible’ semiotic mediation in Hasan’s transdisciplinary approach to language development
Chair: Dr Annabelle Lukin
15:30 - 15:50 Break
15:50 - 16:50 Dr David G. Butt (Macquarie University)
Form and function: The realisation of meaning in the linguistics of Ruqaiya Hasan
Chair: Prof. Geoffrey Williams
16:50 - 17:50 Prof. Robin Fawcett (Cardiff University)
Title of paper: to be confirmed
Chair: Prof. Zhang Jingyuan


Symposium Day 2

Day & Time: 9:30 - 17:10, Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Venue: Lecture Hall 101, School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-sen University

Time Event
9:30 - 10:30 Dr Gail Forey (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Professional development: The semiotic mediation 'of little old people with pointy ears'
Chair: Prof. He Wei
10:30 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 11:50 Prof. Peng Xuanwei (Beijing Normal University)
Starting from COMPONENTIAL COHESION: Constructing TEXT as a socio-semantic unit in the ideational respect In memory of Professor Ruqaiya Hasan
Chair: Dr David Butt
11:50 - 12:50 Prof. Zhang Delu (Tongji University)
Cohesion and genre: Reading R. Hasan
Chair: Prof. Edward McDonald
14:30 - 15:30 Prof. Edward McDonald (Sydney University)
Reconciling social behaviour and semiotic patterning: The historical evolution of a socially responsible approach to language
Chair: Prof. He Wei
15:30 - 15:50 Break
15:50 - 16:50 Prof. Jonathan Webster (City University of Hong Kong)
She is…
Chair: Prof. Zhang Jingyuan
16:50 - 17:10 Closing by Prof. Chang Chenguang (Sun Yat-sen University)


Memorial Webpages

The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies, City University of Hong Kong

http://hallidaycentre.cityu.edu.hk/memorial/prologue.html


Faculty of Foreign Languages and International Studies, Sun Yat-sen University

http://fls.sysu.edu.cn/en/news/news01/13268.htm



The 14th National Conference on Functional Linguistics
The Symposium to launch The Halliday-Hasan International Fund

Date : 23 - 26 April 2015
Venue : Beijing Normal University



The 14th National Conference on Functional Linguistics, with this year's theme titled The Making of Meaning: Grammar, Society and Consciousness, attracts more than 300 scholars and students to participate the four-day conference.


The first day of the conference is also an official launch ceremony for The Halliday-Hasan International Fund for the Study of Language and Other Systems of Meaning. The goal of the Fund is to promote research in language and other semiotic systems, with emphasis on the further development and application of Systemic Functional Linguistics.

Professor M.A.K. Halliday, a leading scholar in linguistics and one of the founders of the Fund, celebrates his 90th birthday in Beijing. To honour Prof. Halliday's 60 years of devotion to linguistics, a birthday party with cultural performances by students is organized by the Beijing Normal University.

WORD Global Roundtable

Date : 25 April 2015
Venue : Beijing Normal University; Teachers College, Columbia University

Moderators: Prof. JoAnne Kleifgen, Prof. Jonathan Webster
Speakers: Dr. Sheila Embleton, Prof. M.A.K. Halliday, Prof. William Labov, Prof. Jacob Mey


(from left) Prof. Mey, Dr. Embleton, Prof. Labov, Prof. Kleifgen, in Teachers College, Columbia University

(from left) Prof. Halliday, Prof. Webster, in Beijing Normal University


A video recording of the Roundtable is downloadable here. (637Mb)
(Courtesy of Teachers College, Columbia University and The International Linguistic Association)