Thomson, E.A. and Sally McCarthy, Instantiating the Sydney School’s Teaching/Learning cycle in online curriculum design at Charles Sturt Universitykeynote presentation at the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association, University of Sydney, Oct 2-4, 2019

Thomson, E.A., Love, P. & Dolan, L. The role of functional linguistics in the revitalisation of Wiradjuri Language, presentation at the Big IDEAS Research Group, University of Wollongong, 14 August, 2018.

Thomson, E.A. Making space for course review, design and development innovation and compliance through policy, presented at Improving University Teaching Conference, Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie, 27-29 June, 2018

Thomson, E.A. Quality in Course Design at Charles Sturt University, Guest presenter, Webinar: Perspectives on Quality Processes in Distance and Online Education In Higher Education in Oceania, sponsored by sponsored by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE), 30 November 2017

Dolan, L. & Thomson, E.A. 2017 Transforming relationships and foregrounding connectedness through Wiradjuri language curriculum, CSU Think Piece, 15 September, 2017

Thomson, E.A. 2016  Leadership for Innovation in Course Design, CSU Think Piece, 15 October, 2016

http://www.csu.edu.au/division/student-learning/home/csu-academics/think-pieces/2016/leadership-for-innovation-in-course-design

Thomson, E.A. 2016 How do we know what to teach and how do we teach it in a military context? A look at how needs analysis can set the scene for language learning in a military context, Keynote presentation at the Nordic Defence Cooperation Language Seminar – The Role of Needs Analysis in Teaching Foreign Languages for Military Purposes, Danish Defence Force College (Forsvarsakademiet), 14-15 June 2016

Thomson, E.A. (2016) The Police Academy Training Model – Course Design in the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (ADPP), Training System Officers’ Conference, RAAF Base Glenbrook, 22-24 March, 2016

Thomson, E.A. 2015 Language and Social Relations at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), ADFA Senior Leadership Group Retreat, 11 February 2015, HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Negotiating difference through everyday talk social difference through everyday talk in Defence, Sydney University Linguistics Circle, 2 May 2014, Sydney University, Sydney

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Language and Gender: male socialisation and its effect on language use, Air Force Women 2014: Capability through Inclusion Conference, 17 September 2014, Canberra.

Thomson, E.A 2013 Changing the culture of the Australian Defence Organisation, Legitimation Code Theory Roundtable, 22 March 2013, University of Sydney.

Thomson, E.A. 2013 We are icons of Australian society”, Sydney University Linguistics Circle, 7 June 2013, University of Sydney.

Thomson, E.A. 2013 “We are icons of Australian society”: Utilising iconography to perpetuate a cultivated gaze in the Australian Defence Organisation, Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association Conference, 3 October 2013, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

Thomson, E.A. 2013   Diversity, social inclusion and the four cultures of the Australian Department of Defence, School of Humanities and Social Sciences seminar series,  4 October 2013, University of New South Wales, Canberra

Thomson, E.A.  Design and Development of Operational Engagement Curriculum for the uniformed services,  English for the Uniformed Services conference, 28-29 June, 2013, British Council, Indonesia

Thomson, E.A. Text-based approaches to language education – using Japanese as a case study, at the Languages Education Workshop: Innovative Asian Language Classroom Practice, 23 Sept 2013, Faculty of Education, University of New England, NSW.

Thomson, E. & de Silva Joyce, H. Languages other than English for Defence Force deployment, 39th International Systemic Functional Congress 2012, University of Technology, Sydney July 16-20, 2012.  Featured Speaker at Congress.

Thomson, E.A The role of research in language course development:  the Tactical Interaction Course, BILC Conference, Monterey, October 2011

Thomson, E.A. and Gorman, G.,  Developing Operational Proficiency in Foreign Language, BILC Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania May 2011

Thomson, E.A., Ivanova, A. and Foster, B. (2010) Syllabus and curriculum redesign in foreign language teaching in the ADF: making a difference in field operations Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE), University of Melbourne, December 2010.

Thomson, E.A., Dehghani, Y and Yim, H.S Language typology in the Australian Defence Context, presented at the Free Linguistics Conference, University of Sydney, Oct 9-10, 2010

Thomson, E.A.  ‘Choice’ in the context of syllabus (re)design in foreign language teaching in the Australian Defence Force, 21st European Systemic Functional Linguistics conference and Workshop, Cardiff University. July 8-10, 2009.

Thomson, E.A. Representations of Women and Cultural Values in Japanese Folk Tales, presented at the Sydney Linguistics Circle Seminar Series, March 7th, 2008 and the International Systemic Functional Congress, Macquarie University, July 21-25, 2008.

Thomson, E.A. Representations of Women and Cultural Values in Japanese Folk Tales, presented at the Japanese Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics Autumn Conference, Ritsumeikan University, Biwako Kusatsu Campus, Japan, October 20-21, 20007

Thomson, E.A.  The register of hard news; Case Studies on news reporting in Vietnam, presented at the International Systemic Functional Congress, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, July 16-20, 2007.

Thomson, E.A. Bridging our differences: systemic functional analysis of Languages Other than English, presented at the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association Conference, University of Wollongong, June 29 – July 1, 2007. As a featured speaker presentation

Sano, M. & Thomson, E.A.  Japanese Nursery Tales, presented at the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association Conference, University of Wollongong, June 29 – July 1, 2007.

Thomson, E.A. & Sano, M. Mapping the Factual Genres of the Japanese Workplace, Presented at  the 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, University of Wollongong, June 26-29, 2006.

Thomson, E.A., Head, L., Cleriegh, C & Muir, P. Words and Deeds: A linguistic study of relationships between environmental attitudes, beliefs and practices. Presented at the 32nd International Systemic Functional Congress, University of Sydney, July 17-22, 2005

Thomson, E.A.  and Fukui, N.  Evaluating ‘reporter voice’ in two Japanese front page lead stories. Presented at the 32nd International Systemic Functional Congress, University of Sydney, July 17-22, 2005

Thomson, E.A.  An Environmental Study of Particle -wa in Japanese: A Determination of its Linguistic Function presented at the 31st International Systemic Functional Congress, Doshisha University, Kyoto, August 30-Septmber 4, 2004

Thomson, E.A. The System of Theme in Japanese: implications for teaching grammar and literacy in the Japanese as a Foreign Language (JFL) classroom. Presented at the 16th Euro-International Systemic Functional Linguistics Workshop, 28-31 July, 2004, Miraflores, Madrid, Spain.

Thomson, E.A. A brief look at five genres in Japanese: An analysis of method of development and generic structure potential presented at the 13th Biennial conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA), Queensland university of Technology, Brisbane, July, 2003 and presented at the Australian Systemic Functional Association Conference, July, Adelaide. (Thomson)

Thomson, E.A. The theorisation of a ‘unit’ beside the clause on the rank scale in Japanese.  Presented at the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference, Macquarie University (July, 2002)

Thomson, E.A. Investigating the staging of Selected Genres in Japanese: applying theory to practice. Presented at the JASFL Conference 2001, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (Oct. 2001),

Thomson, E.A. Themes, T-units and Method of Development: an examination of the news story in Japanese  presented at 1. the JASFL Conference 2000, Mukogawa Women’s University, Hyogo, Japan (Nov. 2000), 2. the 27th  International Systemic-Functional Congress (ISFC), University of Melbourne (July, 2000)

Thomson, E.A. Clauses ‘dressing down’ as words: a case of rank reduction in Japanese presented at the 25th ISFC, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales (July, 1998)

Thomson, E.A. & Woodward-Kron, R. A systemic functional approach to learning academic writing: a multi-media resource presented at 1. the Australian TESOL Conference, Sydney (Jan, ’01), 2. the National Language and Academic Skills (LAS) Conference, La Trobe University (Nov.’00), 3. the 27th  ISFC, University of Melbourne (July,’00), 4. the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference, University of Queensland (Oct. ’99)

Thomson, E.A., Woodward-Kron, R., Droga, L., Humphrey, S. Learning Disciplinary Discourses, Learning Grammar: exploring academic discourses using SFL with undergraduates presented at 1. at the Australian TESOL Conference, Sydney (Jan, ’01), 2. the National LAS Conference, La Trobe University (Nov.’00), 3. the 27th  ISFC, University of Melbourne (July,’00),  

Meek, J. & Thomson, E.A.  Challenges for text-based Materials on the Small Screen: some solutions found in developing a CD-ROM about Academic Writing presented at the Apple University Conference, University of Wollongong, (April ’00)

Thomson, E.A. and Woodward-Kron, R.  Learning the art of linguistic commentary: apprenticing undergraduate non-English speaking background learners’ presented at the ASFLA Conference, University of South Australia (Sept. ’98)

Thomson, E.A.  It’s quite a thing – the nominal group in Japanese!  presented at the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association Conference,), University of Wollongong, Wollongong. (Abstract p.28) (Oct, 1997)

Thomson, E.A., Woodward-Kron, R. and Zeng Yongqiang Developing an interactive multi-media CD ROM for learning about writing at university: a systemic functional approach, presented at the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics conference, , University of Wollongong, Wollongong (Abstract p.30) Oct, 1997

Thomson, E.A. Life as a noun in Japanese: a partial systemic functional description of the nominal group, presented at the 10th Biennial Japanese Studies Association of Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne (Abstract p. 52) July 1997

Thomson, E.A. Complex Structures in Japanese: Clauses and Groups presented at the Japan Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan (Abstract p.8) Nov, 1996

Thomson, E. A. Nihongo no shudai Bunseki (The Analysis of Theme in Japanese) joint workshop conducted in Japanese at the Japan Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics, , Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan (Abstract p.14) Nov, 1996

Thomson, E.A. Thematic development in Momo Taroo: a Japanese fairy tale  presented at the 23rd International Systemic Functional Congress, University of Technology, Sydney  (Abstract p. 75) July, 1996

Thomson, E.A. Constituents of Theme in Japanese, presented at the 1995 Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference, Melbourne University. Sept, 1995

Thomson, E.A. Testing for Theme in Japanese presented at the lst Japanese Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics (JASFL) conference, Obirin University, Tokyo. Nov 1994

Thomson, E.A. Systemics, register & Japanese, conference paper presented at the Third New Zealand Language and Society Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, August 1992

Thomson, E.A. Compatibility of CALL software and second language pedagogy, presented at the 9th NZ Asian Studies Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, August 1991


Defence Presentations

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Thomson, E.A. 2015 Language and unconscious bias v.2, Directorate Supply Chain Logistic Services, Headquarters Supply Chain Branch, 8 October 2014, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Language and Banter, Chief of Air Force Commanders’ Conference, 2 September 2014, Glenbrook

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Battling with words Part 3, Secretary of Defence, 13 June 2014, Russell, Canberra

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Battling with Words: Part 3 Everyday talk and social inclusion: results, supporting evidence and recommendations, Secretary and Chief of Defence Force Advisory Committee, 23 June 2014, Russell, Canberra

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Battling with Words: Part 3 Everyday talk and social inclusion: results, supporting evidence and recommendation, Defence Materiel Organisation Senior Leadership Group, 11 August, 2014, Russell, Canberra

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Codes & Context, Language & leadership, Defence Chief Operating Officer Leadership Group, 25 June 2014, Canberra.

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Living the Values of Defence and our Services, Joint Capability Cooperation Division, VCDF Group, 23 May 2014, Russell, Canberra.

Thomson, E.A. 2014 Negotiating Difference through Everyday Talk, Defence People Reform Group, Defence People Group, 14 March 2014, Russell, Canberra.

Thomson, E.A. 2014 One Department, Four Cultures, Implications for APS Leadership, Defence Senior Executive Service Seminar, 4 March 2014, Russell, Canberra.

Thomson, E.A. 2013 Diversity, Social Inclusion and the Four Cultures, Senior Executive Service (SES) and Senior Leadership Group of Defence, 1 October 2013 Russell, Canberra.

Thomson, E.A. 2013 Addressing systemic cultural issues in the Australian Army Values, Chief of Army and the Army Senior Executive Committee, 11 July 2013, Russell, Canberra.

Thomson, E.A. 2013 Diversity, inclusion and the ADO cultures Part One.., Defence Diversity Network, 2 July 2013, Brindabella Park, Canberra.