26.2209, Calls: Discourse Analysis/UK

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Subject: 26.2209, Calls: Discourse Analysis/UK

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:10:02
From: Michael Kranert [mail at michael-kranert.de]
Subject: Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches

 
Full Title: Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches 

Date: 26-Jun-2015 - 27-Jun-2015
Location: London, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Michael Kranert
Meeting Email: politicaldiscourse2015 at gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis 

Call Deadline: 19-Jun-2015 

Meeting Description:

Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches

26-27 June 2015,University College London
email: politicaldiscourse2015 at gmail.com

Political discourse has long been the domain of critical linguists on the one hand, and political scientists on the other. Critical linguists understand political discourse primarily as language in the context of politics, while political science understands political discourses as ‘big D’ discourse (Gee 2005), as systems of knowledge and ideology.

In the last few decades, however, linguists, translation scholars and political scientists have begun to take a more interdisciplinary stance, combining both approaches to D/discourse. In political science, the study of political speech and rhetoric begins to be seen as essential for scholars of politics, since ‘the political speech is a snapshot of ideology in action’ (Finlayson, Martin 2008, p. 449). At the same time, linguistic discourse analysts have begun contextualizing their analysis using political and social science methods, and argue that these methods are necessary in order to explain results of linguistic analysis (see for example Harris, Rampton 2014; Wodak 2014). This has also had an influence on translation studies, where cooperation with political discourse analysis is perceived as a necessity (e.g. Schäffner 2004).

This two-day conference will explore and debate the diversity of methods used to analyse political discourse in order to encourage the conversation between disciplines involved. It will discuss the merits and issues of different methodological approaches to discourse and explore which insights discourse analysts can give into the cultural dependencies of political discourses in a European and global context.

Keynote Speakers:

Alan Finlayson (University of East Anglia)
Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University)

Both Keynote addresses are going to discuss David Cameron’s speech on Britian’s Membership of European Union at Bloomberg on the 23rd January 2013, addressing methodological issues in the analysis of political discourse for political scientists and linguists. Delegates can familiarize themselves with the text online: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/eu-speech-at-bloomberg
Video: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/b/d3c09fe3-0212-4f2d-9088-11eb2293c658

The will be 30 minutes for discussion after both plenaries.

This conference is kindly supported by:

UCL European Institute (www.ucl.ac.uk/european-institute)
UCL Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/jfigs)
Austrian Cultural Forum London (http://www.acflondon.org/)

Registration Open:

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the two day conference ‘Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches’ at UCL London on the 26 and 27 June 2015.

The conference will be held at UCL, Gower St, London. WC1E 6BT (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps), exact information about rooms and the schedule for papers will be provided at the end of May. 

Please click here to register online: 
http://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=123&catid=177&prodid=901

Conference Fees:

Full fee: £ 150
Early bird (before 1 May 2015): £ 125

Post graduates: £ 100
Post graduates Early bird (before 1 May 2015): £70

Single day fee: £ 75
Post graduate Single day fee: £35

Conference dinner: £ 40

The conference fee includes sandwich lunches and refreshments, but not the conference dinner. The Conference Dinner is scheduled for the evening of the 27 June. Further details for the dinner will follow shortly.

Registration Open:

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the two day conference ‘Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches’ at UCL London on the 26 and 27 June 2015.

The conference will be held at UCL, Gower St, London. WC1E 6BT (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps), exact information about rooms and the schedule for papers will be provided at the end of May. 

Please click here to register online: 

http://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=123&catid=177&prodid=901




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