ISFC 2022

The 47th International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC 47) will be held at the University of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China, from July 25-29, 2022, jointly with the 18th China National Conference on Discourse Analysis (CNCDA 18).

The conference will be preceded by a three-day pre-conference institute (July 21-23, 2022) which is jointly run as the 23rd China Systemics Week. The theme of the conference is:

  • SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS AND PRAXIS: Sustaining dialogue between theory and practice

The call for papers is now open. Pre-recorded presentations are suggested for any participants who cannot attend in person, and real-time Q-&-A sessions will be arranged after each speech online, whether in plenary presentation or in session.

For more information, visit the conference website:


Welcome to the official homepage of the International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ISFLA). ISFLA is the international organising body for Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), a school of linguistics started by Michael Halliday, initially in Great Britain, and later in Australia. The theory is now practised world-wide, particularly in Language Education. For more information on SFL, see: here.

ISFLA was created to facilitate the development of SFL around the world. Towards this goal, ISFLA organises an annual conference, called the International Systemic-Functional Congress (ISFC). This conference typically rotates between regions: Australia, Asia, Americas, and Europe, although other areas can be considered. If you are interested in hosting a meeting, contact the association Chair. The Annual General Meeting is always held at each year's ISFC. Contact the Chair with agenda items.

ISFLA also aims to propagate information about Systemic-Functional Linguistics. For instance, this web-site provides pages of information describing what Systemics is, and lists of publications, conferences, publishers, software, etc., of interest to Systemicists.

Membership is free, and currently defined as all who turn up at the Congress, are in our membership database, or attend regional meetings. To join our database, please send email to with your prefered email address.