Previous Conferences

ASFLA 2015 was held in Brisbane at the University of Queensland from the 29th September to 1st October, with a pre-conference institute on the 28th September.

The conference theme was: Linguistics, Literacy & Verbal Art: Inheritances and Developments.

Plenary speakers included:

  • Mary Macken-Horarik, University of New England
  • David Butt, Macquarie University
  • David Kellogg, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies,  Seoul, South Korea
  • Sally Humphrey, Australian Catholic University
  • Rosemary Huisman, University of Sydney
  • Susan Hood, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Len Unsworth, Australian Catholic University

The ASFLA 2015 website is here.
ASFLA 2014 was held in Sydney at the University of NSW from September 30-October 2, with a pre-conference Institute on the 29th September.

The conference theme was: New Texts, New Challenges

Plenary speakers included:

  • Susan Feez
  • Kristina Love
  • Theo van Leeuwen
  • Annabelle Lukin
  • Robert McMurtrie
  • Kay O’Halloran
  • Geoff Williams


ASFLA 2013 was held in Melbourne at the Australian Catholic University from October 1-3, with a pre-conference institute on the 30th September.

The conference theme was: Seizing the Moment

Plenary speakers included:

  • Peter White
  • Mary Macken-Horarik
  • Frances Christie
  • John Polias
  • Brian Dare
  • Pauline Jones
  • Dorothy Economou


There was no ASFLA conference in 2012 as the 39th International Systemic Functional Congress was held in Sydney that year. The proceedings from ISFC 39 can be found here.


ASFLA 2011 was held in Armidale, NSW, at the University of New England from September 21-23, with a pre-conference institute on September 20.

The conference theme was: Language, Knowledge, Justice: New Contexts, New Questions

Plenary speakers included:

  • Len Unsworth
  • Jim Martin
  • Karl Maton
  • Michele Zappavigna


ASFLA 2010 was held in Adelaide from September 27 to October 1, with a pre-conference institute September 27-28.

The conference theme was: Reading Recent Developments in SFL: Theory and Practice


ASFLA 2007 was held at the University of Wollongong from June 29 to July 1.

The proceedings from ASLFA 2007 can be found here.