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ESFLCW 2012 - Deadline Jan 15

The 23rd European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop
(ESFLCW 2012)
9-11 July, 2012
University Residential Centre of Bertinoro, Italy

TAKE NOTE OF THE IMPORTANT DATES!!
** ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION 1 December – 15
January, 2012
(ABSOLUTE FINAL CLOSING DATE) 15 January, 2012
Inform acceptance by 28 February,
2012
Registration opens 1 March,
2012
**SOLE & ABSOLUTE
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DEADLINE 15 April, 2012

CONFERENCE THEME:
Permeable contexts and hybrid discourses

The Theme is meant to address the increasingly typical nature of text and
discourse: hybridity. In an SFL perspective, this means that the cultural
and situational contexts that tend to activate meanings and wordings must
also be seen as being hybrid, or as Hasan (2000) has more fittingly put
it, permeable. It is not simply that predetermined qualities of genres are
being mixed, combined, hybridized: the fact of the matter is that by these
devices people extend, elaborate and reclassify their discursive contexts.
Derrida’s celebrated claim that one cannot not mix genres should really be
rephrased as contexts of life cannot but be permeable; the rest follows by
the dialectic of language and discursive situation.

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS:
Caroline Coffin (Open University)
Srikant Sarangi (Cardiff University)
Geoff Thompson (University of Liverpool)

***For all important details on the venue, fees, how-to submit proposals,
etc, please go to the Conference Website:
http://www.lingue.unibo.it/ESFLCW2012

Chair of English Linguistics
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna