Previous Events

Category Date Participant Title Venue
Symposium 21 Apr Prof Webster Literary Creativity in World Englishes: A Singapore Experience City University of Hong Kong
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Symposium 23-26 Apr Prof Webster The 14th National Conference on Functional Linguistics; The Symposium to launch The Halliday-Hasan International Fund Beijing Normal University
Roundtable 25 Apr Prof Halliday, Prof. Webster WORD Global Roundtable (simulcast with Teachers College, Columbia University) Beijing Normal University
Symposium 8-9 Sept Prof Webster Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Discourse Analysis XV Theme: Ways of Meaning Sun Yet-sen University
Category Date Participant Title Venue
Seminar 13 Jan Prof David Wible Language models as if people matter CityU
Seminar 12 Feb Prof Sue Wright The Map, the group and language ideology CityU
Conference 16-18 Aug Journal of Foreign Languages in China ; Hong Kong Bilingual Learning and Translation Studies Association; HCLS 2014 International Conference on Translation Education CityU
Symposium 10-11 Nov Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou; University of Science and Technology, Beijing; HCLS Journal of World Languages : 2nd Symposium SYSU

Category Date Participant Title Venue
Talk 23 Oct Prof M.A.K. Halliday Languages, and language, in today's changing world HKU
Seminar 20 Dec Prof Liao Meizhen Metaphors we construct and organise our text and talk by: Towards a model of metaphorical discourse CityU
Symposium 22-25 Jul USTB, SYSU, HCLS Launch Symposium for the Journal of World Languages USTB
Seminar 18 Apr Dr WU Fuyun Producing Chinese relative clauses with determiner phrases by Chinese speakers and L2 learners CityU
Seminar 16 Apr Dr WU Fuyun Parsing relative clauses in Mandarin CityU

Category Date Participant Title Venue
Seminar 14 Dec Prof KK Luke Categories-on-the-fly and their uses in interaction CityU
Seminar 6 Dec Prof Liu Chengyu Grammatical metaphor and semogenesis: A historical functional-cognitive stylistic perspective CityU
Seminar 4 Dec Prof Liu Chengyu Complementarities between functional linguistics and cognitive linguistics: Language as a complex adaptive system CityU
Seminar 29 Nov Prof Liu Chengyu Grammatical metaphor, style and cognition: From the perspective of functional-cognitive stylistics CityU
Workshop 16 Nov Prof Lewis Lancaster The annotations and analytics workshop | A new form of academic publication: Annotations and analytics CityU
Workshop 16 Nov Mr Howie Lan The annotations and analytics workshop | Technology overview of how to implement annotated analytics CityU
Workshop 16 Nov Mr Linus Lancaster The annotations and analytics workshop | Artist's annotations CityU
Seminar 14 Jun Dr Ahmah Mahboob Identity management and education CityU
Seminar 12 Jun Dr Ahmah Mahboob Researching and critiquing World Englishes CityU
Report 26 Mar Prof Jonathan Webster TeXt, TeXture and ArchiTeXture China
Report 23 Mar Prof Jonathan Webster The Language of Presidents: Studies in textureand architeXture China

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Seminar 7 Nov Mr Victor Hengbin Yan PALS 2011 | Annotating functional and discourse structures on a collaborative cloud-based platform CityU
Seminar 31 Oct Ms Yang Shu PALS 2011 | Prosodic "structure" of language: Evidence from modal realisation in Chinese CityU
Seminar 24 Oct Prof Liu Yi PALS 2011 | Bernsteinian perspectives on the reading to learn programme CityU
Seminar 17 Oct Dr Abhishek Kumar PALS 2011 | Unpacking the verbal group in Bajjika CityU
Seminar 3 Oct Ms Cecilia FK Pun PALS 2011 | Ontogenetic development in tertiary students' writing CityU
Seminar 26 Sep Mr Angel Garralda Ortega PALS 2011 | The concept of "Nación" in the Spanish press nowadays: A corpus-based study CityU
Seminar 19 Sep Ms Cecilia FK Pun PALS 2011 | World Englishes and academic writing: A SFL perspective CityU
Seminar 5 Sep Mr Hesham Alyousef PALS 2011 | An investigation of international postgraduate Business students' multimodal literacy and numeracy practices in Finance: A multidimensional exploration CityU
Seminar 4 Mar Prof Robin Fawcett What is a Systemic Functional Grammar, and how does it work? A description and an interactive demonstration CityU

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Seminar 26 Nov Prof Ken Hyland PALS 2010 | Conformity and creativity: constructing identity in academic writing CityU
Seminar 19 Nov Dr Francisco Veloso PALS 2010 | The establishment of forestship: The multimodal discourse of tourism and the construction of identity CityU
Seminar 12 Nov Prof John Flowerdew PALS 2010 | Some frontstage and backstage features in the study of lexical cohesion from a corpus perspective CityU
Seminar 5 Nov Dr Paul J Thibault PALS 2010 | Bodily dynamics, cultural norms, and situation transcendence: First-order interaction as agent-extending and world-building behaviour CityU
Symposium 1,3 Nov CTL, HCLS International Symposium on "Connecting Paths: Lamb, Halliday and Hasan" CityU
Seminar 29 Oct Prof Liu Yi PALS 2010 | Reinstantiation of meanings in scaffolding ESL academic literacy: Teacher's talk around the text in the reading to learn program CityU
Seminar 22 Oct Dr Sue Hood PALS 2010 | Language and legitimation: Disciplinary differences in constructing space for new knowledge CityU
Seminar 15 Oct Ms Corinne Maxwell-Reid PALS 2010 | Using SFL in contrastive work across languages: An example from Spanish-English bilingual education CityU
Seminar 8 Oct Dr Angel Lin PALS 2010 | A Genre-based bridging curriculum for Hong Kong secondary schools CityU
Seminar 24 Sep Prof Chang Chenguang PALS 2010 | The dialectic of theory and practice: SFL as an appliable linguistics CityU
Seminar 17 Sep Mr Marvin Lam PALS 2010 | From lexicogrammar to situational context: The theoretical construction of socio-semiotic distance CityU
Seminar 10 Sep Prof Andrew Goatly PALS 2010 | METAPHOR AND EVALUATION CityU
Seminar 3 Sep Prof J.R. Martin PALS 2010 | Historical cosmologies: Epistemology and axiology in Australian secondary school history CityU
Conference 18-20 Jan Dept CTL The Second International Conference on Global Interoperability for Language Resources CityU

Category Date Participant Title Venue
Seminar 1 Dec Dr David G. Butt Grammatical and textual perspectives on "Meaningful Relations at the Level of Consciousness": From identifying clauses to "Cohesive Harmony" CityU
Conference 14-18 Jul Tsinghua-U; Dept CTL 36th International Systemic Functional Congress "Challenges to Systemic Functional Linguistics:
Theory and Practice"
Seminar 20 May Prof Janet Holmes Power and professional identity in the workplace: Model, methods and interpretations CityU

Catagory Date Participant Title Venue
Seminar 24 Nov Dr Vincent Ooi "The death of English: LOL"?: The case of electronic communication in Southeast Asian Englishes CityU
Workshop 3-5 Nov Prof J.R. Martin;
Dr Susan Hood
Workshops on Genre-based Literacy Teaching: the Sydney School (Part III) CityU
Seminar 4 Nov Dr Peter White Authorial voice, interpersonal stance and appraisal in student writing CityU
Workshop 1-4 Sep Prof William S. Greaves Intensive Workshop: Intonation in English PolyU
Conference 4 Nov HCLS The Second HCLS Conference: Translation, Language Contact, and Multilingual Communication CityU
Seminar 1 Aug Prof Alan K. Melby Introduction to Translation Technology CityU
Workshop 17-26 Mar Prof J.R. Martin Workshops on Genre-based Literacy Teaching: the Sydney School (Part II) CityU
Seminar 1 Feb Prof John M. Swales Worlds of Genre - Metaphors of Genre CityU

Category Date Participant Title Venue
Conference 5-7 Dec HCLS The First HCLS Conference, Becoming a World Language: the Growth of Chinese, English and Spanish CityU
Workshop 5-8 Nov Prof J.R. Martin Workshops on Genre-based Literacy Teaching: the Sydney School (Part 1) CityU
Seminar 12 Oct Prof Christian Matthiessen Text analysis in translator training and translation studies CityU
Seminar 11 Oct Prof Elke Teich Human language technology and functional linguistics: Opportunities and challenges CityU
Seminar 7 Aug Ms Claire Scott News in war and peace: A diachronic, Systemic-Functional approach CityU
Seminar 21 May Prof Christopher N Candlin Multiple identities, contested roles: Strategic interdiscursivity in professional communication in times of change CityU
Seminar 1 Feb Prof Frances Christie Using the Functional Grammar to trace developmental growth in control of literacy from the primary to secondary years CityU
Others 30 Jan Mr Winson Hui Internship Opportunities with HANA Microelectronics CityU
Others 22-25 Jan Dept CTL; HCLS Korea Week 07, Seminar Series on Korean Studies CityU
Others 13 Jan Dr Richard Chang SMIC, Doing Business Holistically CityU

Category Date Participant Title Venue
Seminar 13 Dec Prof Heidi Byrnes Developing L2 ability: A longitudinal, literacy-oriented view CityU

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Seminar 14-15 Nov Prof Edwin Thumboo Literatures in Englishes: Creation and criticism, and poetry reading CityU