Welcome to the official homepage of the Systemic Language Modelling (SLaM) network. SLaM is an international network of scholars and research students concerned with cross-linguistic research from the perspective of Systemic Functional Linguistics. 

The SLaM Network was born in Shanghai in 2015, and it includes a number of people working on language description across languages (at the strata of lexicogrammar, discourse semantics, register and genre) and/or applications of those descriptions across languages (including applications in monolingual, bilingual and multilingual education; discourse analysis, and translation). The network has already organised a number of colloquia and workshops, usually within International Systemic Functional Congresses (ISFCs), but not exclusively (see our Events page). Thus far, members have had the chance to meet at least twice a year. This has allowed the productive planning of joint activities and publications within a group that privileges collaborative work and open discussion on research across languages, across metafunctions and across strata. 

Our working languages currently include Gija, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Khorchin Mongolian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Sundanese, Tagalog and Welsh.

Also find us on FacebookTwitter and Research Gate.


Americas: Margarita Vidal Lizama
Asia: Pin Wang & Jing Hao
Australia: Yaegan Doran & Dongbing Zhang
Europe: Lise Fontaine
Social Media: Anna Crane, Harni Kartika-Ningsih, Dongbing Zhang


Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association 
FONDECYT grant 11170674

To add information or report a problem, please contact the site maintainer, Dongbing Zhang (Mus) at dongbing.zhang@uibe.edu.cn