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Corpora & Discourse International Conference 2020

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 5:01pm to Friday, June 19, 2020 - 6:01pm

Corpora & Discourse International Conference 2020


17-19 June, University of Sussex, UK

Call for Papers

We invite proposals which combine corpus linguistics and discourse analysis in all forms and under all names. This might include work that self-describes as: corpus-assisted discourse studies, corpus-based (critical) discourse studies, corpus-based sociolinguistics, corpus-driven discourse studies, corpus pragmatics, corpus stylistics, or corpus & discourse work that does not go under any particular label.


Our aim is to bring together all researchers who are interested in how discourse/s are structured, patterned or received and who use corpus linguistics in their work.


Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:


discourse organisation

language ideology

language policy

analyses of socially important issues

discourse/s and identity

discourse/s in translation studies

stylistic analyses of discourse

discourse/s in literary texts

discourse/s in language learning

discourse/s in language teaching

discourse/s in languages for specialised purposes

organisational discourse/s

investigations of non-literal language in discourse (e.g. metaphor, metonymy, irony)

comparative studies of different discourse/s and discourse types

comparative studies of discourse/s over different periods of time

investigations of cultural and cross-cultural topics

We also welcome papers which include reflective considerations on theoretico-methodological issues. These might include discussion of questions such as:


How is the combination of corpus and discourse analysis developing?

What is the future of corpus and discourse analysis?

What counts as best practice and are there any practices best avoided?

How can we increase our awareness and reflexivity as researchers in this field?

What forms can triangulation in corpus and discourse take?

What future directions should we be aware of / consider?

How might recent developments in (critical) discourse studies impact the combination?

What new software may be of particular relevance to the area?

What challenges do particular forms of corpus and discourse face? (e.g. analysis of social media, responsive analysis of fast-moving topics, analysis of historical discourse/s etc.)

What can a corpus and discourse approach do with big data that was not collected/designed for corpus work?

Proposals for workshops show-casing and providing hands-on experience with new software or methods are also encouraged.


We invite contributors to submit abstracts (up to 300 words) by 25 January 2020 to corporadiscourse


All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference scientific committee



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