CFP: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines

Christopher Hart christopher.hart at UEA.AC.UK
Fri Dec 16 12:24:36 UTC 2005

CFP: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD)
University of East Anglia, Norwich, 29-30 June, 2006

Thirty years have passed since research began at the University of East
Anglia (UEA) into what would be inaugurated as Critical Linguistics with
the publication of Language and Control in 1979. UEA has since remained at
the forefront of critically applied linguistic research.

In continuation of this tradition, the School of Language, Linguistics and
Translation Studies (LLT) invites abstracts to be considered for a
conference designed to assess the state of the art and offer new
directions for critical discourse research across disciplines. The
conference is organized in cooperation with the Centre for Applied
Research in Education (CARE) and the Centre for Staff and Educational
Development (CSED).

Whilst it is CDA that has claimed the most attention, papers dealing with
any critical approaches to discourse analysis are invited across a variety
of disciplines.

Interdisciplinarity as a central theme for the conference can be
interpreted in two ways. First, we are interested in critical approaches
to discourse analysis as applied within disciplines including all
humanities and sciences but also applied and professional areas such as
medicine, environmental studies, engineering, social policy, education,
law, etc. Second, the methodological foundations of critical discourse
analysis historically lie with linguistics (from transformational to
systemic functional grammar) and ethnography. However, recently the
critical discourse analysis enterprise has benefited from a wider range of
methodlogies. We therefore also welcome and encourage papers reflecting
the theoretical advances in linguistics, psychology and cognitive science
amongst other disciplines which offer the opportunity for critically
applied discourse research to expand its methodological arsenal.

As of now, CAADAD appears to be the only international forum during 2006
offering the opportunity for scholars to exchange ideas in a conference
setting. The conference will experiment with a new form of online
proceedings inviting post-conference interaction between presenters,
participants and an external audience. From this process selected
presentations will be published as printed proceedings. CADAAD is pursuing
publication opportunities with the John Benjamins series Discourse
Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture (DAPSAC).

Abstracts of 300 words plus references should be submitted to
discourse at by 25 February, 2006 in Word format (RTF or plain text
are acceptable alternatives, use of PDF is discouraged). Successful
applicants will be notified by 1 May.

Further details including information on plenary speakers, registration
dates, fees, accommodation and travel tips will be available soon on the
conference website at

Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis
Across Disciplines (CADAAD)
mailto:discourse at

Christopher Hart
School of Language, Linguistics and Translation Studies
University of East Anglia

christopher.hart at
discourse at

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