Extended deadline for Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines 2008

Christopher Hart c.hart at LANCASTER.AC.UK
Tue Nov 27 17:11:29 UTC 2007

Dear Colleagues,


Following author requests the abstract deadline for Critical Approaches 
to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines 2008 (CADAAD'08) has been 
extended to ***10 DECEMBER 2007***

Call for papers below


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. Following the success of
the project’s first international conference hosted at the University of
East Anglia in 2006, we are pleased to announce the second international
conference CADAAD’08, to be hosted at the *University of Hertfordshire,
10-11 July 2008*.

In line with the general aims of the project, we welcome papers both
from CDA and neighbouring disciplines such as communication studies,
media studies, narrative studies, sociology, philosophy and political
science. Abstracts are invited which assess the state of the art and
offer new directions for critical discourse research. By new directions
we mean i) theoretical/methodological development and/or ii) analysis of
contemporary discourses.

Theoretical/methodological frameworks sourced from all areas of the
social and cognitive sciences are welcome. Papers exploring the
following frameworks in linguistics are particularly welcome:

    * Cognitive Linguistics (Blending, Construction Grammars, Framing,
    * Corpus Linguistics (Corpus Construction, Data Extraction, Semantic
    * Pragmatics (Presupposition, Relevance Theory, Speech Acts)
    * Systemic Functional Linguistics (Cohesion and Coherence,
      Grammatical Metaphor)

Analyses of all contemporary discourses are welcome, including those
within applied and professional areas such as business, education,
environment, health, and law. Papers applying critical analysis to
discourses used in the construction of 'minority' vs. 'normality' and
other dichotomies are especially welcome. Areas of particular interest

    * Discourse on gender
    * Discourse of International Law
    * Discourse on immigration
    * Discourse of the war on terror
    * European Union discourse
    * United Nations and foreign aid discourse

Reflecting our commitment to multiplicity in critical approaches to
discourse analysis, the following plenary speakers have confirmed their

    * Professor Piotr Cap (University of Łódź, Poland)
    * Professor Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of West England, UK)
    * Professor Teun van Dijk (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
    * Professor Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University, UK)

Abstracts of no longer than 400 words should be submitted as MS Word
attachment to discourse at cadaad.org by *10 DECEMBER 2007*. Authors should
include their name, affiliation and email address. Successful authors
will be notified via email by *15 February 2008*. Papers will be
allocated twenty minutes plus ten minutes for questions. Selected
proceedings will be published.

Please visit http://cadaad.org/cadaad08 for further conference details.

Christopher Hart
Lecturer in English Language and Communication
School of Humanities
University of Hertfordshire


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