14.590, Confs: Discourse Nexus 1.0, Denmark

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Subject: 14.590, Confs: Discourse Nexus 1.0, Denmark

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Date:  Sat, 01 Mar 2003 05:18:09 +0000
From:  paul at sprog.auc.dk
Subject:  Discourse Nexus 1.0

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Date:  Sat, 01 Mar 2003 05:18:09 +0000
From:  paul at sprog.auc.dk
Subject:  Discourse Nexus 1.0

DeXus - Discourse Nexus 1.0 - An alternative international summer

Short Title: DeXus 1.0 Discourse Nexus
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Date: 18-Aug-2003 - 23-Aug-2003

Web Site: http://diskurs.humfak.auc.dk/dexus

Contact Person: Paul McIlvenny
Meeting Email: dexus at sprog.auc.dk

Linguistic Subfield(s): Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Discourse
Analysis, Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

     18th - 23rd August, 2003

     Centre for Discourse Studies
     Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

DeXus is the name given to the Discourse Nexus alternative summer
school for discourse studies to be held yearly in the Centre for
Discourse Studies at Aalborg University. This year it will take place
for the first time in August 2003. The code 1.0 signifies version 1.0,
the first actualisation, with progressively refined versions to
come. DeXus will focus on innovative research in discourse studies and
its application to a variety of settings and data sets, using a mix of
lectures, group work and discussion sessions.

The goal of DeXus is to create a space in which attendees - invited
guests, students, postgrads and established scholars - can discuss the
latest moves in discourse studies, apply approaches in discourse
studies to 'real world' problems, learn hands-on in a positive
environment and find new relays between academic work and social
change. The exact format and thematics of DeXus has not yet been
finalised, but there are some features that are essential. We have
invited a number of guests to play the role of 'wayfinders' or
'midwives'. Their job is to provide different resources for learning:
to promote discussion, to clarify methods, and to illustrate analysis.

Following the first day of lectures by the invited guests, which will
establish a common ground work, we concentrate over the following
three days on two or three themes around which the group work will
cluster. On the last day, all groups will come together to report on
their findings, solutions and applications, with commentary and
discussion from the wayfinders. A poster session will take place
during the first day for those who wish to present their research
publicly. More details on the DeXus web site.

DeXus will interest students and scholars who work in the diverse
fields of discourse studies, particularly mediated discourse analysis,
critical discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics,
linguistic anthropology, multimodal discourse analysis, organisational
discourse analysis, social semiotics, practice theory, gender and
discourse, and workplace studies.

DeXus themes include:
  - Movement/Mobility/Flow/Scale
  - Structure/Ordering/Organisation
  - Change/Intervention/Critique
  - Interaction/Technology/Artefact
  - Nature/Environment/Habitus
  - Belonging/Citizenship/Linking/Relationality
  - Mediation/Mode/Action/Practice
  - Care/Risk

The summer school is international and open to all researchers, PhD
and graduate students. 

For more academic information, contact the organisers:
       Paul McIlvenny (paul at sprog.auc.dk)
    or Pirkko Raudaskoski (pirkko at hum.auc.dk)

Please register online at http://diskurs.humfak.auc.dk/dexus

The deadline for registration is 15th June 2003.

The participation fee is 1800 Danish kroner, 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.

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

For practical information contact the DeXus secretariat at
(dexus at sprog.auc.dk).

A poster (PDF) for DeXus 1.0 is available online.
Please download, print, post and redistribute...

Note: DeXus draws upon the progressive pedagogical model at Aalborg
University to experiment with a problem-based, project-centred
research summer school for postgraduates and scholars in the field of
discourse studies. The core concept is the free play of ideas within
the thematic context of group-derived problems and reflexive project
work developed during the six fruitful days of DeXus - Dissective,
Dissensual, Dextrous and Delectable!

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