LinC Summer School and Workshop 2018


September 3 to 7, 2018

The goal of the 5th LinC Summer School and Workshop is to offer training and scholarship in both understanding the Systemic Functional Linguistic, or SFL, theory of language and applying it to real-world challenges. This year it will focus on language behaviour in context.

The summer school will offer three courses, a poster session, and one-on-one consultation time. All courses are suitable for professionals, students, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about SFL, register, or context. It is open to all!

Our team of instructors includes

Tom Bartlett, Cardiff University
Stefan Baumann, Universität Köln
Wendy Bowcher, Sun Yat-sen University
Jessica Di Napoli, RWTH Aachen University
Stefan Evert, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Lise Fontaine, Cardiff University
Elma Kerz, RWTH Aachen University
Stella Neumann, RWTH Aachen University
Mick O’Donnell, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Gerard O’Grady, Cardiff University
Erich Steiner, Universität des Saarlandes
David Schönthal, Cardiff University
Miriam Taverniers, Ghent University
Elke Teich, Universität des Saarlandes
Rebekah Wegener, RWTH Aachen University

  LinC Summer School and Workshop Program Outline Ifaar


The summer school offers a morning course and an afternoon session. There are three morning courses on offer, and these will continue as a course for the week. Afternoon sessions can be selected separately for each day. Once you select a morning course in the registration system the course will be selected for the entire week. Afternoon sessions can be selected individually for each day.

Click on the table to see the program in detail.



The early bird registration fee for the summer school is 190 euro and the standard fee is 210 euro. Please note that registration will end at the end of July or when full and early bird registration will close at the end of May.

You will have several options for payment including payment online using a credit card on our secure site that you will get to once you have been through the registration form. Places are limited so please register early. Once registration is full, we do keep a waiting list and we will make one available as soon as registration is full.

The registration fee does not include lunch. There are many cafes and shops nearby where you can buy lunch or if you are in self-catering accommodation, you will have the facilities there to make your own food. There is a supermarket (food shop) right beside the university.

Click here to register

Participants at the summer school are encouraged to submit an abstract for a Poster Presentation session that will be held at the start of the summer school as part of LingUnite. This is a free event that you can register for as part of the registration system.


There are many different accommodation options available in Aachen, including sharing with our local student and staff members, who have made rooms available. If you would like to take part in this option, please send us an with the subject line "re: share accommodation".

If you prefer to find your own accommodation, you can search online using various websites. There is a full range of rooms available around the city and within a short distance from the university. We have provided an overview of some options for accommodation.


The summer school will be held at RWTH Aachen University.

RWTH Aachen University
Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Romanistik
Kármánstr. 17/19
D 52062 Aachen

Registration and the poster session on the Monday will be in Couvenhalle and classes and all other events from Tuesday to Friday will be held in the SemiTemp Building.


Aachen is not serviced by an airport, however, there is a very good rail service that includes local and international rail options.

Information about transport to and within Aachen

Further Info

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