Teaching of Systemic Functional Linguistics:
East and South East Asia
Jonathan Webster teaches SFG.
CityU is now the home of the
Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of English
Prof Christian Matthiessen and Prof Diana Slade teach a research-degree level subject
"Functional Text Typology: Register Variation in Institutional Contexts". This subject is open to all research students
in Hong Kong universities. You can approach your research office / graduate school for application.
The lectures will be on Mondays 18:30 to 20:30, starting on Monday 17 Jan 2011, at the Hunghom campus of PolyU.
University of Hong Kong
Peter Falvey teaches SFG in a course for the MA students.
The deadline for application is 14 Jan 2011 (tomorrow), but late application would be entertained.
Attached please find the brief information about the subject. If you have any queries, please feel free to approach Vinci Leung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Medan, Sumatra
SS: "We have been teaching SFT for 2 years now in our
in Medan ( a small uni in Sumatra Island , Indonesia). It is taught
a course called "Discourse Analysis" which is offered to the final
students at the English Dept. (a BA course ). Within 16 lessons in one
semester, besides SFT we also have to introduce 2 other theories. I
out our students are so much interested in using SFT for their
Only Amrin Saragih and I are SFT followers in Medan, that's why we work
very hard to promote it, to search books here and there...
Columbia University Teachers College, Tokyo campus
There is a significant proportion of SFL readings in courses
by Terry Royce and Virginia Locastro. The students have to sit for an
Exam in Tokyo AND New York based on selected readings in linguistics,
research and TESOL matters, and that as of last September, the students
have been required to read Halliday's Language as Social Semiotic
2007: Terry teaches Discourse Analysis
(A&HL-4104), which covers Hallidayan discourse analysis and some
Contact: Terry Royce (email@example.com)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Peter F. Cullip
I am currently teaching an introductory course, labelled
Grammar', in systemic functional linguistics, focusing on th
approach to literacy teaching and learning. The course is offered to
year B.Sc.(TESL) students and introduces the lexicogrammatical and
semantic systems of the model in the context of the exploration of the
powerful genres of education.
A substantial systemic element also weaves through another
course: Reading Techniques for E.S.L. The core texts currently
are Eggins, Gerot and Wignell, and Derewianka.
Contact: Peter Cullip firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Malaya
Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Dr. Sridevi Sriniwass (email@example.com)
Dr. Sriniwass offers the following course:
National University of Singapore
Dept of English Language & Literature
Dr Kay O'Halloran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Ismail Talib (email@example.com)
Dr Peter Wignell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assoc Prof. Michelle Lazar (email@example.com)
The Department of English Language & Literature offers
undergraduate and postgraduate courses in systemic functional
linguistics and multimodal analysis.
The following courses are offered in 2007/08.
There are also quite a few dissertations using SFG approach completed
here at NUS at Honours, Masters and PhD level. Quite a systemic
- Topics in English Language: Systemic Functional Grammar (EL4880)
- EL5881 Linguistic Theories and Frameworks (SFL)
- EL5270 Explorations in Applied Linguistics (Multimodal Analysis)
- Textual Construction of Knowledge (EL5253, postgraduate course)
(Taught by Michelle Lazar, Semester 1): a course on critical
discourse analysis, which uses SFL and multimodal frameworks for the
study of how knowledge(s) about social realities and identities get
discursively produced, resisted and negotiated in a variety of domains.
Assoc Prof. Michelle Lazar is available to supervise doctorates, her
being drawing upon SFL (and other discourse
frameworks) in the study of CDA, multimodality, gender, media and
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
The National University of Singapore also offers attractive
postgraduate research scholarships for MA and PhD studies. The
scholarships are open to students interested in undertaking
postgraduate research in any aspect of systemic functional linguistics
and multimodal analysis.
MULTIMODAL ANALYSIS LAB, INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA INSTITUTE (IDMI)
The Multimodal Analysis Lab is an university-level research centre
specialising in systemic functional approaches to multimodal analysis
of images, video texts and interactive digital sites using digital
media technology. Scholarships are available for postgraduate
research students to complete their PhD research project in the lab.
For further information please contact:
Assoc Prof Kay O'Halloran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director, Multimodal Analysis Lab, IDMI
Assumption University, Bangkok
Graduate School of English
Joe Foley teaches a course in SFL:
Dr Foley supervises MA theses with a SFL orientation. He has supervised
several since coming to AU in June 2006.
He says "Our students come from all over Asia/India/Europe and The
States...as it is an International university with English as the
medium of instruction."
- Grammar, Meaning and Discourse (ET 6004).