Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD)
Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD) is an ongoing project which aims to foster and promote cross-disciplinary communication in critical discourse research. This site is intended as a resource for both students and scholars critically involved with discourse.
The book aims to disseminate the challenges and successes in the search for innovative and effective methods of discourse analysis (DA) towards an understanding the new communicative contexts and the interaction of various media in shaping meaning and patterns of language use. The book will be organized into three themes:
- Electronic educational discourse: Developments in theory, methods and applications
- Electronic discourse analysis: Innovations in theory, methods and applications in research on society and culture
- Future trends: Emergent methods for the new media
Should you accept this invitation, please submit a 500 word proposal by April 8, 2012. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 8, 2012. Full chapters (7,000-12,000 words) are to be submitted by August 12, 2012. Papers should be original and should not be submitted for publication or published elsewhere.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints.This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.
Further details can be found here.
We are delighted to announce that the fourth CADAAD conference will take place 4-6 July 2012 at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal.
Confirmed plenary speakers are:
- Professor Paul Chilton (Lancaster University)
- Professor Michal Krzyzanowski (Adam Mickiewicz University)
- Professor Michelle Lazar (National University of Singapore)
- Professor Juana Marín Arrese (Universidad Complutense Madrid)
- Professor Teun van Dijk (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
University of Łódź, Poland
Chair of Pragmatics
Łódź, 26-28 May 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
This 10th anniversary edition of the NDLP conference series aims to respond to a surge of new research in pragmatics, with a view to bringing together the novel, empirically, experimentally and clinically based models, and classical topics/frameworks such as Gricean pragmatics, speech act and presupposition theory. We encourage papers (re-)examining the semantics-pragmatics boundary, which has been sometimes blurred by the confrontation of the new and the traditional frameworks. Proposals are welcome at the intersection of philosophy of language and pragmatics dealing with theoretical, methodological and definitional issues, as well as issues of interdisciplinarity in pragmatic investigation.
While we specially encourage presentations of theoretical approaches which have a basis in empirical studies, or allow for experimentally testable predictions, the conference continues to be open to all kinds of pragmatics oriented research recognizing pragmatics as a functional (i. e. cognitive, social and cultural) perspective on language and communication. This applies to functional studies involving multiple and heterogeneous territories: everyday discourse, media, education, political and professional settings, problems of linguistic construction and maintenance of identity, pragmatic genres, issues of multilingualism and linguistic pluralism, pragmatic aspects of translation, pragmatic awareness in foreign language teaching, and more.
Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English.
Abstracts of no more than 350 words (excluding references) should be sent by email as a Word attachment to email@example.com (Prof. Piotr Cap, Conference Head) by 15 January 2012. Please include name, affiliation, email address and paper title in the body of the email. All abstracts will be accepted subject to review by an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 31 January 2012.
The following scholars have accepted to address the conference as keynote and plenary speakers:
John R. SEARLE (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Jonathan CULPEPER (Lancaster University, UK)
Anita FETZER (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
Istvan KECSKES (State University of New York at Albany, USA)
Stephen C. LEVINSON (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Savas L. TSOHATZIDIS (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Daniel VANDERVEKEN (University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres, Canada)
The conference will be preceded by conferral of the University of Łódź honoris causa degree on John Searle. The honoris causa ceremony is scheduled for 25 May 2012. All conference participants are welcome to attend. The venue of the ceremony will be announced on the conference website.
University of Chester, UK
15-16 July 2011
- Professor Paul Kerswill, University of Lancaster, UK
- Dr Ruth Livesey, Reader in Nineteenth Century Literature and Thought
- Dr Colin Coulter, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to give a name to one of many spectres haunting the West: the spectre of class (manifested as movements, protests, identities, and inequalities). The gap between the rich and poor in the UK is currently the widest since the Second World War, according to a 2010 report by the National Equality Panel and, as the consequences of global recession deepen, the cuts imposed by governments in the West are likely to exacerbate social inequalities. In response to these forces, the Spectres of Class conference will consider the ways in which class is represented in language, literature and other cultural formations since the French Revolution, seeking to understand the historical basis of class identities and their manifestations today.
Class was a central preoccupation of academic discourse in the twentieth century. In the last twenty years, however, the emphasis on class identity has become less pronounced as academics explore the power imbalances associated with gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability status and nationality. Many important studies have emerged from these investigations. However, class issues cut across all these areas and, in the current climate of economic uncertainty, the material basis of class identities may come to challenge poststructuralist notions of identity as a lifestyle ‘choice’.
We welcome papers on all aspects of the representation of class.
- Possible topics may include:
- Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) studies of class, ideology,hegemony etc.
- Protest movements (e.g. Chartists, anti-Poll Tax Unions, trade union action)
- Material and cultural influences on class identities
- Rereading Marx
- Class as performative
- Social mobility/stasis
- Class cultures: bourgeois, aristocratic, gentry, working class
- Performances of class (art, music, theatre, photography, film and television)
- Corpus linguistic studies of ‘class’ in news media and other genres
- Representations of revolution and reform
- Humorous/satirical representations of class
We welcome abstracts of no more than 300 words by Friday 29 April 2011. Abstracts should be emailed (attached as a word document) to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include the sender’s name, affiliation, position and contact details (including email).
For further information please visit the conference website: http://www.chester.ac.uk/departments/english/conf. Registration and accommodation details will be announced shortly.
Organised by the Discourse and Culture Academic Society (DISCAS)
Łódź, Poland,18-20 March 2011
First Circular - Call for Papers
We have the pleasure to announce that the first international young scholars symposium on Discourse, Ideology, and Society will take place in Łódź, Poland, on March 18-20, 2011. Our goal is to provide a platform where young researchers can share their expertise, interest, and passion for discourse and its multiple social, political, and cultural contexts.
This inter-disciplinary conference intends to explore the notion of discourse as socially constituted and constitutive, historically shaped, ideologically conditioned, and culturally embedded, and to promote multidisciplinarity and integration across various fields of discourse and representation-related research. Bridging the gap between qualitative and quantitative approaches, we want to look for new effective solutions and tools that will allow us to cope with methodological challenges and will make it possible to address the discourse-society dialectics in a novel comprehensive way.
Further details at: http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/discas/dis