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We are very pleased to announce that the 1st Lecture of the FAH Macao Humanities Forum (2022/2023) will be held on 28 September 2022. The forum aims to provide a platform for world-renowned scholars from diverse humanities fields to share their research with the FAH community and other UM scholars. All members of the UM community are cordially invited to this splendid event.


In this upcoming forum, we are honored to have Professor HUANG Guowen deliver a lecture on the topic “Systemic Ecolinguistics and Harmonious Discourse Analysis系統生態語言學與和諧話語分析”. Professor Huang is a Chair Professor of the Changjiang Programme selected by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China. He was awarded the title of “Guangdong Excellent Social Scientist” in 2021. He is Dean of the School of Foreign Studies as well as Director of Centre for Ecolinguistics at South China Agricultural University. He received two PhD degrees respectively from the University of Edinburgh (applied linguistics) and the University of Wales, Cardiff (functional linguistics). He was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University during 2004-2005, and he was Chair of the International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (2011-2014). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Zhongguo Waiyu (Foreign Languages in China) (HEP, Beijing), co-editor-in-chief of the M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series (Springer), and is co-editor of the Journal of World Languages (de Gruyter), apart from serving as an adviser or member of editorial boards for a number of international journals and publishers.


Details of the forum are as follows:

Speaker: Professor HUANG Guowen

Topic: Systemic Ecolinguistics and Harmonious Discourse Analysis系統生態語言學與和諧話語分析


Ecolinguistics is the study of the relationships and interactions between language and ecology. One of the goals of ecolinguistics is to explore the role of language in the process of harmonious coexistence between man and nature. This talk will first review the nature of ecolinguistics, its emergence, its development and the present research situation. Then the idea of “systemic ecolinguistics” will be introduced. Finally, the speaker will discuss his proposal of “harmonious discourse analysis”, focusing on the “people-orientedness” assumption and the three principles in doing ecological analysis of discourse, which are the principle of conscience, the principle of proximity and the principle of regulation.

Date: 28 September 2022 (Wed)

Time: 10:30 – 12:00

Venue: On-Site (E21A-3118) / ZOOM 

Language: Mandarin (Simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided on Zoom)


Please register for the forum by 26 Sept 2022 (Mon) via https://umac.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d6Z7XIbl2m2pu4K

For more information, kindly refer to the poster.