2nd Announcement: Discourse Studies summer school

Paul McIlvenny paul at HUM.AAU.DK
Tue May 24 13:53:00 UTC 2005

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        DeXus - Discourse Nexus 3.0 
      An international summer school 
          in discourse studies

             Invited guests: 

   Jan Blommaert, Ghent University, Belgium
   Angel Lin, City University of Hong Kong
   Michael Silverstein, The University of Chicago, USA
   Terry Threadgold, Cardiff University, Wales

        15th - 20th August, 2005

       Centre for Discourse Studies
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

                Web site:

The deadline for registration is 15th June 2005.

DeXus is the name for the annual Discourse Nexus summer school, which was
held very successfully for the first time in 2003 at the Centre for
Discourse Studies, Aalborg University. DeXus focuses on innovative
research in discourse studies and its application to a variety of settings
and data sets. Participants will engage in a mix of lectures, workshops,
group work, individual consultations and discussion sessions. The goal of
DeXus is to create a space in which attendees can discuss the latest moves
in discourse studies, apply approaches in discourse studies to 'real
world' problems, learn hands-on in a friendly environment and find new
positive relays between academic work and social change. 

Keynote lectures will focus on the following themes:
 - Orders of Indexicality and Polycentricity: A Sociolinguistics of
      Discourse Analysis
 - Researching Intercultural Communication After 911: Discussing the State
      of the Art
 - Entextualization/Contextualization: The Discursive Nexus of Culture
      and Communication
 - Framing and Performing Discourse: Same Questions, Different Answers

Workshops will be held on the following topics: 
 - Globalization as a Problem of Mobility: How to Become a Millionaire
      these Days
 - Structures We Live By
 - Entextualization/Contextualization
 - Framing and Performing Discourse

DeXus will interest graduate and postgraduate students as well as scholars
who work in the diverse fields of discourse studies, particularly mediated
discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, interactional
sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, multimodal discourse analysis,
educational discourse analysis, political discourse analysis, social
semiotics, practice theory, identity and discourse, gender and discourse.

For more academic information, contact the organisers:
   Paul McIlvenny or Pirkko Raudaskoski - <cds at hum.aau.dk>

The participation fee is 3000 Danish kroner (approx. 400 Euros), which
covers administrative costs, tea/coffee and lunches every working day, and
one evening drinks reception (Monday) and one evening dinner (Thursday).
More information on the DeXus web site.

The deadline for registration is 15th June 2005. Please register online at

Location, travel and accommodation information is available on the web
site. Travel and accommodation is the responsibility of the participant.

For practical information, please contact the DeXus secretariat at
<cds at hum.aau.dk>.

Supported by the Centre for Discourse Studies <http://diskurs.hum.aau.dk>
and the Human Centred Informatics Postgraduate Research School

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