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Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference 2021

The Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference is an annual event which brings together SFL scholars around Australia.  The conference welcomes contributions that use any aspect of Systemic Functional Linguistics (e.g., Appraisal Theory) and Legitimation Code Theory.

ASFLA2021 will be hosted by The University of Queensland, from Wednesday 29 September to Friday 1 October.

The theme of ASFLA2021 is Impact: Research, Education, Industry. With this theme, we aim to highlight the real-world implications and applications of linguistic research.

Owing to restrictions and uncertainty around interstate travel created by recent COVID-19 outbreaks, ASFLA2021 will now run in 'hybrid' mode: 

  • Face-to-face sessions will be hosted at UQ St Lucia Campus, for participants who are able to attend in person.
  • All sessions will also be live-streamed via Zoom (more details to come).
  • The pre-conference institute has been cancelled.

Important ASFLA 2021 deadlines

Abstract submissions open  15 May
Abstract submissions close  4 July
Notification to authors of acceptance             22 July
Conference registration

24 August – 15 September

(extended deadline of 27 September, for non-presenters only)

Pre-conference Institute CANCELLED
Conference  29 September – 1 October


Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Neda Karimi, University of New South Wales
  • Shoshana Dreyfus, University of Wollongong
  • Theo van Leeuwen, University of Southern Denmark
  • Jim Martin, University of Sydney
  • Bronwyn M Parkin, University of Adelaide

ASFLA 2021 organizing committee

  • Daniel Byers, The University of Queensland
  • Asmita Manchha, The University of Queensland
  • Kate Power, The University of Queensland
  • Andrew Scott, Lancaster University
  • Ken Tann, The University of Queensland

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