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:
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
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 gmail.com
All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference scientific committee