School of English

The Nottingham Workshop 2018: On the WHY of Text Analysis and Mood and Speech Function

Arts Centre Lecture Theatre (A30)
Monday 25th (13:30) - Tuesday 26th June 2018 (17:00)
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We are pleased to announce The Nottingham SFL Workshop 2018: On the ‘WHY’ of text analysis and Mood and Speech Function, in honour of Margaret Berry on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

Jointly organised by the LinC research network at Cardiff University and the School of English at Nottingham University with financial support from the European Systemic Functional Association (ESFLA).

The workshop will take place over one and a half days on 25 & 26 June 2018 at Nottingham University. The theme for the first day is ‘the WHY of text analysis’. In SFL discussions, it seems to be assumed that text analysis is an end in itself. In this part of the workshop we hope to tease out our various reasons for engaging in text analysis and to consider the suitability or otherwise of SFL for our various purposes. The theme for the second day is ‘Different SFL approaches to Speech Function and Mood’. The aim of the second day is to consider different approaches to speech function and mood within SFL and invited speakers will be contributing one or more such positions. There will also be time on both days for lots of discussion involving everyone in attendance. It will no doubt be a very interesting and stimulating two days, and a fitting celebration of Margaret Berry's 80th birthday.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Margaret Berry
  • Chris Butler
  • Peter Stockwell
  • Sheena Gardner
  • Ben Clarke
  • Ana Martinez Insua
  • Sarah Mukherjee
  • Tom Bartlett
  • Gerard O’Grady
  • Robin Fawcett
  • Hilary Hillier
  • Eija Ventola
  • Miriam Taverniers
  • Rebekah Wegener

Outline of the programme:

Day 1 Monday 25th June
1.30pm Registration
2.00 – 3.45 The ‘WHY’ of text analysis part 1
3.45-4.15 Coffee break
4.15 – 6.00 The ‘WHY’ of text analysis part 2
7:00 Conference dinner
Day 2 Tuesday 26th June
9.45 – 10.45 Plenary  by Chris Butler
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 1.00 Speech Function and Mood part 1
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 4.00 Speech Function and Mood part 1
4.00 – 4.15 Coffee break
4.15 – 5.00 Closing plenary discussion

The event will be held in the Arts Centre lecture theatre on the University of Nottingham campus. On the campus map the Arts centre is Building 50 - next to the South Entrance tram stop. You can find directions to the University campus here.

If you would like to join us in Nottingham for this special event, please register here. Registration for the 2 day workshop is £20 and includes lunch. 

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