Call for papers

Contributions on any SFL-related topic are welcome. However, we particularly encourage proposals which touch on the topics developed in the the local Paris Diderot research group, namely:

  • SFL and corpus linguistics
  • SFL and language acquisition / education
  • SFL and languages for specific purposes
  • SFL and the history of linguistic ideas
  • SFL and interlinguistics (linguae francae, world Englishes…)
  • SFL and language planning
  • SFL and sociolinguistics
  • SFL and terminology studies
  • SFL and translation studies

Submission guidelines

Submissions are now open. For details on the procedure, please visit our submissions page.
Deadline for submission: 15 February 2014
Notice of acceptance: 15 March 2014
Registration opens: 1 April 2014
Deadline for registration payments: 15 May 2014

Abstracts should be 300 words maximum, plus a short indicative bibliography. Abstracts should contain a statement of the aim of the contribution, and should make clear how the paper relates to previous and/or current work within SFL and any other frameworks. Abstracts should also provide a description of the main part of the presentation and key references.

The working languages of the conference are English and French. Abstracts may be submitted in either language. If accepted, abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts. Beforehand we will check the abstracts and contact you to see if there are any changes to be made.

If participants wish to present a multiple-author paper (taking up more than one 30-minute slot), please indicate this in your abstract proposal.

If accepted, conference participants should prepare presentations lasting no more than 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions (chairpersons will be also asked to leave 5 minutes for conference-goers to change seminar rooms.) Projectors will be provided in all rooms (other equipment may also be made available, if requested in advance).

The programme committee looks forward to reading your proposals!