2nd CFP: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines

Christopher Hart christopher.hart at UEA.AC.UK
Mon Jan 23 11:07:25 UTC 2006

CFP: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD)
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, 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 interdisciplinary critical discourse research. 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 critical
approaches to discourse analysis have benefited from a wider range of
methodologies. 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.

To further underscore CADAAD's theme, the invited plenary speakers each
represent a different approach to interdisciplinarity and innovation in
(critical) discourse analysis.

•	Gunther Kress
•	Christ'l de Landtsheer
•	Louis de Saussure
•	Ruth Wodak

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 in print form. 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 uea.ac.uk by 25 February, 2006 in Word format (RTF or plain text
are acceptable alternatives, use of PDF is discouraged).  Speakers will be
allocated 20 minutes talk-time with 10 minutes for questions.  Abstracts
for posters are also invited. Authors should include their name,
affiliation, correspondence details and indicate whether they are
submitting for a session paper or a poster presentation. Successful
applicants will be notified by 31 March.

Details of registration will be available soon on the conference website
at http://discourse.uea.ac.uk

Organised by Christopher Hart and Dominik Lukeš with Paul Chilton. All
organisers can be contacted through the conference email on
discourse at uea.ac.uk.

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

christopher.hart at uea.ac.uk
discourse at uea.ac.uk

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