45th International Systemic Functional Congress at Boston College


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My colleague, Christopher Land, and I presented a paper on “Modeling Negation in Ancient Greek” at the 45th International Systemic Functional Congress hosted by Boston College from 23-27 July 2018. The Boston College site was a beautiful and impressive venue for the congress of about four hundred participants, a much bigger audience than the thirty or so when I attended the conference at the University of Stirling in Scotland in 1984. Chris could not attend this meeting, so I made the presentation, I believe the only presentation on an ancient language, and the only one on ancient Greek—although I had a small but knowledgeable audience.

There were a number of papers and sessions by some of the well-known figures in SFL, such as James Martin and Tom Bartlett, among others. I was able to attend and respond to a wide variety of papers on such topics as conversation and…

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