Plenary speakers

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Hailing Yu

Hailing Yu is professor at the School of Foreign Languages, Hunan University, China. Her research interests cover systemic functional linguistics, multimodal discourse analysis, translation and media studies.

Awni Etaywe

Awni Etaywe is a lecturer in linguistics at Charles Darwin University and a researcher committed to the United Nation’s SDG 16 through his interdisciplinary research into forensic linguistics and compassion in digital activism. (The UN SDG 16 aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.)

Alison Rotha Moore

Alison Rotha Moore teaches English Language & Linguistics at the University of Wollongong. Using and critiquing SFL and related approaches, she conducts research on health discourse and on human-animal relations.

Gillian Moss

Gillian Moss holds a PhD in Latin American Linguistic Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She is Emeritus Professor from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Donna R. Miller

Donna R. Miller is Alma Mater Professor at the University of Bologna. Her corpus-assisted investigations explore evaluation in institutional texts and verbal art. Recent work spotlights this last, from Hasan’s vantagepoint.

Trish Weekes

Trish Weekes works with secondary schools to improve student writing in subject areas and she publishes SFL-based literacy resources. She is a specialist in the disciplinary literacies of secondary schooling.

Elizabeth Thomson

Elizabeth Thomson is Adjunct Associate Professor of Faculty of Education at University of Wollongong. She is a SF linguist teaching and publishing in language description and education. Currently, she is the Convenor of the Special Interest Group, Semiotics of Peace, Compassion and Empathy, sponsored by ASFLA.

Gi-Hyun Shin

Gi-Hyun Shin, UNSW Sydney, is a pioneer in the field of Korean language education in Australia. His recent publications include the co-authored, Korean Grammar: An SFL Perspective (CUP).