LinC Summer School and Workshop 2018 - SFL and Register & Context

September 3 to 7, 2018



The venue for the Summer School is a little hard to find. The buildng is called "SemiTemp", and you can find a detailed map here.

Coming from the main street "Templergraben", you have turn into a cobble-stone street called "Schinkelstraße". The building on your left hand is the Departure for Architecture. ~100m into Schinkelstraße, it has a glass frontwith a door. You can cross through the building to reach SemiTemp, or walk around it.


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 register and 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
Jennifer Fest, RWTH Aachen University
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 Urheberrecht: © 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 Book of Abstracts including the individual courses and posters as well as general information can be found here.


Registration & Payment

Early Bird: €190, until June 15
Standard: €210, until August 31

Registration closes on August 31.

Please note that individual courses may be full before the registration deadline. Once registration is full, we do keep a waiting list.

Important: The registration process is only complete once you registered and paid. For these, we have two different systems. Until both have been completed, we cannot guarantee you any places in the courses.

Click here to register

Click here to pay

Cancellations / Refunds: note that we cannot offer refunds for amounts already paid

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.

Poster Session

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. This is a free event that you can register for as part of the registration system.

Deadline for the abstract submission is July 31!


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, from both hotels / hostels (e.g. via and private (e.g. AirBnB).


The summer school will be held at RWTH Aachen University.

Courses, poster session and registration 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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Event Hashtag: #LinC2018

Hand-out / Poster Download



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The LinC Summer School is grateful for sponsoring by CLARIN-D and SFB 1102: Information Density and Linguistic Encoding.