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Metadiscourse across Languages and Contexts

Event date: 
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:32pm to Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:32am


With metadiscourse gaining importance in discourse analysis and language teaching, we are pleased to announce that Metadiscourse across Languages and Contexts will take place 18-20 October, 2019, at Jilin University, Chang Chun, China. This international conference aims to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and research students from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the field and to share perspectives on related issues with various qualitative and quantitative approaches.


Metadiscourse is a key resource in language, allowing the writer to engage with readers in familiar and expected ways, and as such it is an important tool with which interaction is studied in genres and contexts. It also reflects linguistic differences between languages and contrastive rhetoric between cultures. Given the growing interest metadiscourse gains, this international conference investigates the use of metadiscourse across languages and contexts. You are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, colloquia, demonstration sessions and poster displays that address any topic relevant to metadiscourse which include:

      ● Contrastive analysis                                                    ● Discourse/genre studies

      ● EAP/ESP                                                                      ● Translation and corpora   

      ● Stance and identity                                                     ● Cross/inter-cultural communication

      ● Rhetoric and argumentation                                      ● Writing and reading

      ● Pragmatics and stylistics                                            ● Language learning and assessment


Outstanding papers are selected in the proposal for a special issue/column with the following potential journals:

Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics

Chinese Semiotic Studies         

Discourse, Media & Context



School of Foreign Language Education, Jilin University


Supporting Journals

Contemporary Rhetoric

Foreign Language Education

Foreign Languages and Their Teaching

Foreign Languages in China

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