Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen is Distinguished Professor, School of Foreign Languages, Hunan University. He has degrees in linguistics from Lund University (BA), where he also studied English, Arabic and philosophy, and in linguistics from UCLA (MA, PhD), and has previously held positions at USC/ Information Sciences Institute, Sydney University, Macquarie University, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has held visiting appointments at e.g. the University of Hamburg and the Brain Science Division of the RIKEN Institute in Tokyo. He is Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, the Australian National University, Canberra, and Guest Professor, University of Science and Technology, Beijing.
Matthiessen has been involved in major text-based research projects informed by systemic functional linguistics since 1980, starting with the Penman project at USC/Information Sciences Institute, which produced a large-scale systemic functional grammar of English (the Nigel grammar). His research has covered a wide range of areas (all informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics), including analysis of many kinds of discourse, corpus compilation and corpus-based studies, register analysis and context-based text typology, the development of Rhetorical Structure Theory (jointly with Bill Mann and Sandy Thompson), the description of English and other languages spoken around the world, language typology and comparison, translation studies, multisemiotic studies, institutional linguistics, computational linguistics, the evolution of language, and systemic functional theory.
With researchers around the world, he is working on medical discourse/ health communication, aspects of educational linguistics (e.g. L2 writing development), language description, registerial cartography, multilingual studies (language comparison and typology, translation studies and second/foreign language education), language arts, the language of space, and the development of Systemic Functional Linguistic theory.
Matthiessen has lectured and given courses around the world, including in China, Japan, S. Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Greece, Germany, Denmark and the UK, Lebanon, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, and he is involved in a number of international research networks.
Matthiessen has authored and co-authored over 150 book chapters and journal articles. His books include Systemic linguistics and text generation: experiences from Japanese and English (with John Bateman, 1991), Lexicogrammatical cartography: English systems (1995), Working with functional grammar (with J.R. Martin and Clare Painter, 1997), Construing experience: a language-based approach to cognition (with M.A.K. Halliday, 1999), Halliday’s Introduction to functional grammar (revised version of Halliday’s book, with M.A.K. Halliday, 2014), Functional typology (edited, with Alice Caffarel & J.R. Martin, 2004), Continuing discourse on language (edited, with Ruqaiya Hasan and Jonathan Webster, 2005 and 2007), Systemic functional grammar: a first step into the theory ([in English and Chinese] with M.A.K. Halliday, 2009, with an introduction by Huang Guowen), Key terms in systemic functional linguistics (with Kazuhiro Teruya and Marvin Lam, 2010), Deploying functional grammar (with J.R. Martin and Clare Painter, 2010), “System” in Systemic Functional Linguistics: a system-based theory of language (in press, with Equinox), The texture of casual conversation (with Diana Slade, forthcoming, with Equinox), A Guide to Systemic Functional Linguistics (with Kazuhiro Teruya, forthcoming with Routledge), Rhetorical System and Structure Theory: The semantic system of rhetorical relations (forthcoming), The Architecture of Language according to Systemic Functional Linguistics (forthcoming), Systemic Functional Insights on Language and Linguistics (with Wang Bo, Yuanyi Ma & Isaac N. Mwinlaaru, in press, with Springer), and Systemic Functional Linguistics, Part I (2021), Volume 1 of The Collected Works of Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen, in 8 volumes with Equinox, edited by Kazuhiro Teruya and team.
Federico Navarro es licenciado en Letras por la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Diplomado en Estudios Avanzados y Doctor en Lingüística por la Universidad de Valladolid. Se desempeña como profesor asociado de la Universidad de O’Higgins. Ha sido investigador principal o codirector en once proyectos de investigación financiados sobre escritura y enseñanza. Es Presidente de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios de la Escritura en Educación Superior y Contextos Profesionales (ALES) y ha realizado más de 150 presentaciones en congresos de su especialidad. Es autor de más de 100 publicaciones científicas en 12 países.
Ken Hyland is a professor of Applied Linguistics in education at the University of East Anglia. He was a professor at UCL and the University of Hong Kong and has taught in Africa, Asia and Europe. He is best known for his research into writing and academic discourse, having published over 270 articles and 28 books on these topics with 63,000 citations on Google Scholar. A collection of his work was published by Bloomsbury in 2018. Ken was editor of JEAP and Applied Linguistics, edits two book series with Bloomsbury and Routledge, and is a Visiting professor at Jilin University, China.
Vera Lúcia Lopes Cristovão é professora associada da UEL, membro do Programa de Pós Graduação em Estudos da Linguagem e líder do grupo de pesquisa Linguagem e Educação (LED). Possui mestrado e doutorado em Linguística Aplicada e Estudos da Linguagem (LAEL), PUC-SP. Tem estágio de Pós-Doutorado no LAEL- PUC/SP e no PPG em Estudos Linguísticos da UFMG. Foi pesquisadora visitante na Universidade da Califórnia, Santa Barbara, EUA, e na Universidade de Carleton, Canadá. É bolsista de Produtividade em Pesquisa do CNPq. Atua na Linguística Aplicada com pesquisas em: gêneros textuais, educação inicial e continuada de professores de línguas, ensino de línguas, letramentos acadêmico-científicos e ambientais.
Chris Anson is Distinguished University Professor and Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor at North Carolina State University, where he directs the Campus Writing and Speaking Program. He has published 19 books and 140 articles and book chapters focusing on writing research and instruction, and has spoken widely across the U.S. and in 33 other countries. He is Past Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and Past President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.
Patrícia Marcuzzo é professora Associada da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. Atua em projetos de ensino, pesquisa e extensão na graduação em Letras-Inglês e pós-graduação em Letras. Também é colaboradora no Programa de Pós-graduação em Medicina Veterinária, onde ministra aulas de escrita acadêmica em inglês. É membro do Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa da instituição e das seguintes associações: ALAB, ALES, ALSFAL e GT de Gêneros Textuais/Discursivos da ANPOLL e editora de seção da plataforma GXB. Seus interesses de pesquisa são Análise Crítica de Gênero(s) acadêmicos, Ensino de Leitura e Escrita em EAP e Formação de professores de inglês como língua adicional.
Manoel Luiz Gonçalves Corrêa fez mestrado e doutorado em Linguística - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) e livre-docência em Linguística Aplicada - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Pós-doutorados: Université de Grenoble Alpes (FR); Université Paris XII (FR) e Unesp/São José do Rio Preto (SP). Atualmente é professor sênior na USP. Atua nos PPGs.: Filologia e Língua Portuguesa (FFLCH-USP) e Estudos Linguísticos-Unesp/SJRP-SP. Publicou: As vozes prementes: o discurso religioso da Congregação Cristã no Brasil (1989); O modo heterogêneo de constituição da escrita (2004); Ensino de língua: representação e letramento (2006); Linguagem e comunicação social (2009). Grande parte de sua produção bibliográfica está no site Academia.edu.
Natalia Ávila Reyes se especializa en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de la escritura, con especial énfasis en la etapa universitaria. Es Licenciada en Letras, Profesora de Castellano y Magíster en Lingüística por la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y Doctora en Educación con énfasis en Lenguaje, Literacidad y Composición escrita por la University of California, Santa Barbara.Se desempeña como profesora de la Facultad de Educación de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Su investigación reciente se concentra en la relación entre escritura y ampliación de la matrícula universitaria. Es autora de diversos artículos y capítulos de libro y editora del libro "Multilingual Contributions to Writing Research: Towards an Equal Academic Exchange", publicado por The WAC Clearinghouse.
Gail Forey is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education, University of Bath, where she is the Director of Teaching. Gail has carried out research and published in the areas of systemic functional linguistics (SFL), discourse analysis (written and spoken), language education, teaching development and workplace discourse. Within language education, she is currently involved in SFL research related to classroom discourse, disciplinary literacy, pedagogy, and the explicit teaching of language for curriculum learning. Her research and publications related to workplace communication focus on a range of SFL language related issues in the emerging and growing field of offshore outsourcing and globalised digital workplace communication.
Before joining Bath University, Gail taught in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Hungary, and the UK. In Hong Kong, Gail worked at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), where she was and Associate Professor and Deptuy Head of the Department, she received the Faculty Award for Teaching 2013, the President’s Award for Teaching 2014 and the Hong Kong University Teacher of the Year Award 2015, the Faculty's Service Award 2017, and the PolyU's Knowledge Transfer Award 2017.
Tiane Donahue is past director of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, professor of Linguistics, and director of the DartWrite digital portfolio initiative at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA. She teaches writing and focuses on research about writing, translingualism, cross-cultural comparisons, and research methods. She pursued her PhD in Linguistics in France; her work with French research laboratory THEODILE-Cirel (Théorie-Didactique de la Lecture-Ecriture) at l’Université de Lille and her participation in multiple European research projects, networks, conferences and collaborations inform her understanding of writing instruction, research, and program development in European and US contexts.