FDG2020

The Conference | Programme | Travel and Accommodation | Registration

FDG 2020 WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH SITUATION IN THE WORLD. NEW DATES AND FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

 

FDG2020, the Sixth International conference on Functional Discourse Grammar, will be organized by the University of Amsterdam and will be held in Schoorl, The Netherlands, from June 30 - July 3, 2020.

Objectives
The aim of FDG2020 is to further elaborate the model of Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG) as proposed by Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie. Full treatments of FDG may be found in: Hengeveld, Kees and Mackenzie, J. Lachlan. 2008. Functional Discourse Grammar: A typologically-based theory of language structure. Oxford: Oxford University Press; and in Keizer, Evelien. 2015. A Functional Discourse Grammar for English. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The conference
All sessions at the conference will be plenary, so as to enhance discussion between participants. A poster session will be part of the programme. The language of the conference will be English.

The venue
FDG2020 will take place in Dopersduin, Oorsprongweg 3, 1871 HA Schoorl, The Netherlands. Dopersduin is a conference center located near the sea and dunes in North-Holland, at approximately an hourís travel from Amsterdam. Affordable full-board (from June 29-July 3, 2020) and bicycle rental arrangements will be offered.

Abstracts
Abstracts should contain at least the following items: a clearly defined and well-motivated research question; the crucial examples illustrating the relevance of the research question; and the main conclusions of the paper. Abstracts should be approximately 1,000 words long, i.e. roughly 3 pages, and should not contain the name of the author. References to literature cited should be provided in addition to the 1,000 words. References containing the name of the author may also be given but will be suppressed before the abstract is sent to the programme committee. Please indicate in the accompanying message whether you want to present a paper or a poster. The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and posters is January 15, 2020.  Abstracts should be submitted electronically as a Word-file to the International Secretary of the FGF at fg-fgw@uva.nl.

Organizing Committee
The members of the Organizing Committee are: Hongmei Fang, Kees Hengeveld (chair), Lois Kemp, and Marieke Olthof, all from the University of Amsterdam.

Programme Committee
The board of the Functional Grammar Foundation (FGF) has appointed a Programme Committee that consists of the following members: Inge Genee (University of Lethbridge), Kees Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam), and Hella Olbertz (Chair, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela/University of Amsterdam). The Programme Committee will evaluate anonymized abstracts and decide on their inclusion in the conference programme. Abstracts submitted by members of the Programme Committee themselves will be evaluated by an independent member of the board of the FGF.

Further information
Further information on accommodation, fees, and registration will be provided in the second circular.

How you can reach us
The email address for all enquiries related to the course and conference is fg-fgw@uva.nl

 

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