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Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA)

2016 Conference - Language as social power: 20th century beginnings, 21st century futures

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is hosting this year’s Conference which will be held at our North Sydney Campus from 27 to 29 September. The Conference is guaranteed to provide literacy educators, teacher trainers and linguists with a valuable Conference experience that offers insight into contemporary research in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Day 2 (28 September)of the conference is designated as Teachers’ Day, a day that has consistently received positive feedback on the presentations which showcase innovative approaches and practical strategies that support building of teachers’ capacities for application in educational settings.

Keynote speakers and conversation participants:

Participants will have the opportunity to enrich their conference experience further through keynote presentations by Beth Armstrong (Edith Cowan University); Robyn Cox (ACU & Primary English Teachers Association of Australia); Shooshi Dreyfus (University of Wollongong); Bronwyn Parkin, University of Adelaide; Marie Quinn (New Zealand Ministry of Education).

More detailed information about the Conference is available from the Learning Sciences Institute Aust website: www.lsia.acu.edu.au/asfla/

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