The Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) was established in 1995 to bring together SFL scholars around Australia into a formally recognised organisation that helps to promote and support scholarship in SFL.


The main objectives of ASFLA are to:

  1. promote scholarship and research in SFL
  2. disseminate the results of research in SF linguistic theory
  3. organise national conferences around SF linguistic theory and related fields
  4. support appropriate SFL teaching activities
  5. maintain the relationship with the International SFLA

The ASFLA constitution can be found here.

ASFLA Executive

President: Helen Caple

Vice President & Membership Secretary: Shoshana Dreyfus

Treasurer: Trish Weekes

Minutes Secretary: Yaegan Doran

Communications and Newsletter Co-ordinator: Lorenzo Logi

State and Territory Representatives

QLD : Lindsay Williams
NSW: Sally Humphrey
ACT: Anne Isaac
VIC: Brian Dare
WA: Anne Thwaite
SA: David Caldwell
NT: Nicola Rolls and Sarah Dowden-Parker
TAS: Damon Thomas

Social Media Team

Mus Zhang, Josh Han, Yufei He

Vale M.A.K. Halliday (13 April 1925 – 15 April 2018)

In 2018, the SFL community lost its founding father, M.A.K. Halliday, who died in Sydney at the age of 92. ASFLA’s obituary honouring his life and work can be read here, while tributes from the wider SFL community can be read here.




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