1. LANGUAGE & SOCIETY CONTRIBUTIONS OF SYSTEMIC-FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS TO THE ANALYSIS OF VERBAL AND MULTIMODAL DISCOURSE IN EDUCATION AND OTHER DISCIPLINES LASFLA MONTEVIDEO – SEPTEMBER 27th, 28th & 29th, 2012The Latin American Systemic-Functional Linguistics Association (LASFLA) is pleased to invite you to participatein the VIII International Conference of the Latin American Systemic-Functional Linguistics Association to take place inMontevideo, Uruguay from 27th to 29th of September.The theme of the VIII Conference calls for a broad range of disciplines to which verbal and multimodal discourseanalysis is highly relevant. Even though education has a prominent role within this group of disciplines, we intend tomake room for contributions of SFL -and other related theories- to other disciplines.The conference will offer presentations, round tables and panels by regional and international scholars, seeking tocontinue the exchanges of previous conferences, in the field of semiotics and SFL-grounded discourse.The program will thus accept papers in the following areas: Educational Linguistics Critical Literacy (entry, intermediate and advanced levels) Multisemiotic Studies: multimodal texts (spoken, written, visual and sign language) and multimodality in the web. Second and Foreign Languages Teaching and Learning Discourse Studies Systemic Functional Linguistics and Related Theories Developments in Appraisal Theory Corpus Linguistics Genre/Register and Studies of Intertextuality Cross-linguistic Studies: description, comparative linguistics and language typologies Translation and Interpretation Computational Linguistics Cultural Studies Verbal Arts Language of mass media Language of institutions: language in the workplace Ecolinguistics and Language Policies: studies on linguistic landscapes, human rights, languages of diaspora and migration, linguistic imperialism. Intercultural communication and technical languages.
2. Official Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, EnglishLASFLA Executive CommitteePresident: Elsa Ghio (UNL, Argentina)Vice-President: Desireé Motta Roth (UFSM, Brasil)Secretaries: Samiah Hasan (UNCuyo, Argentina) y Graciela Rabuske Hendges (UFSM, Brasil)Newsletter coordinator: Estela Moyano (UNGS, Argentina) y Tania Romero (UFL, Brasil)ALSFAL webmaster: Tony Berber Sardinha y Leila Barbara (PUCSP, Brasil)Discussion Group Coordinator: Gillian Moss (Uninorte, Colombia)Local Academic CommitteeAnna Rosselli, Spanish Tutor, Centro Regional de Profesores del SurClaudia Brovetto, Linguist, Plan CeibalCristina Pippolo, National Coordinator of the Spanish DepartmentElizabeth García, Spanish Tutor, Online Teacher Education ProgramGraciela Barrios, Head of the Department of Psycho- and Sociolinguistics, Facultad Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación,Universidad de la RepúblicaInés Abelenda, English Department Coordinator, Stella Maris SchoolIvanna Centanino, Spanish Tutor, Instituto de Profesores ArtigasJorge Nández, Spanish Supervisor, Consejo de Educación SecundariaLaura Flores, English Language and English Literature Tutor, Instituto de Profesores Artigas, Universidad de MontevideoLaura Masello, Director of the Foreign Languages Center, Facultad Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de laRepúblicaLaura Motta, Councilor of the Consejo de Formación en Educación, ANEPLucía Bervejillo, Head of the Department of Education and Department of Foreign Languages Facultad de Humanidades,Universidad de MontevideoLuis Behares, Director of the Institute of Education, Facultad Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Univ. de la RepúblicaMaría Elena Perera, English Language TutorMariana Achugar, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Second Language Acquisition, Department of Modern Language,Carnegie Mellon University, USASilvia Pessoa, Assistant Teaching Professor, English, Carnegie Mellon Qatar UniversitySilvia Viroga, Literature Supervisor, Consejo de Educación SecundariaRegional and International Academic CommitteeAnnabelle Lukin, Macquarie University, AustraliaCecilia Colombi, University of California at Davis, USACristina Boccia, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, ArgentinaDaniel Fernández, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
3. Elsa Ghio, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, ArgentinaEstela Moyano, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, ArgentinaGillian Moss, Universidad del Norte, ColombiaHeidi Byrnes, Georgetown University, USAMichael ODonnell, English Department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, EspañaMaría Brisk, Boston College, USALeila Barbara, Pontificia Universidad Católica de San Pablo, BrasilLeonard Unsworth, Griffith University in Brisbane, AustraliaLiliana Anglada, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, ArgentinaSamiah Hasan, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, ArgentinaTeresa Oteiza, Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileOrganization CommitteeDaniela CampodónicoRossanna VilardoPatricia GaleanoMaría Helena BugnaGabriela KaplanMakarena JuliosInés AbelendaSerrana EchenagusíaDaniel FernándezEstela MoyanoCecilia PrietoLaura FloresMODES OF PARTICIPATION:Mini-workshops – A number of pre-conference workshops will be delivered by guest instructors. Further details ontopics and instructors shall be offered in coming leaflets.Plenary Sessions and Round Tables by local and international.Research Groups Article Presentations by groups of up to four participants presenting on similar topics. Eachparticipant will have 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 additional minutes for questions. Each member of thegroup must enroll individually.Individual Research Article Presentations by conference participants. Duration: 20 minutes followed by 10 forquestions.Posters – by other participants. Sheet format: 90x90cm.
4. ENROLMENTEnrolments will be done through the form provided on the Conference webpage, still under construction. Confirmationof receipt will be issued automatically and enrolment will be confirmed upon completion of payment.More details on dates, enrolment categories and costs to come in forthcoming circulars.SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTSFrom June 1st to 30th, 2012.Abstracts must be submitted directly through the Congress website. Confirmation of receipt will be done automatically.Letters of acceptance shall be issued by e-mail from August 1st onwards.Rules for Submission of AbstractsLanguages: Spanish, Portuguese or English.Length: a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 300 (not including title, name of authors or key words).Format: the document must include the article title, name of the authors, home institution, e-mail address of authors,theme unit of the paper (from the list above), 3 key words separated by semicolons, summary of the research paperand bibliography.Content: aims, theoretical and methodological frame, results, and preliminary conclusions (if applicable)We look forward to meeting you in Montevideo.Kind regards,Organization CommitteeVIII ALSFAL ConferenceURUGUAY 2012