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Full Title: (Critical) Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics: A Methodological Synergy for the Study of Modern Greek

Short Title: CDA-CL-ModGr
Location: Rhodes, Greece
Start Date: 26-Sep-2013 - 29-Sep-2013
Contact: Ourania Hatzidaki
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Meeting Description: Workshop: (Critical) Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics: A Methodological Synergy for the Study of Modern Greek

Workshop Convenor: Ourania Hatzidaki (Hellenic Air Force Academy)

Held in the context of the 11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece (September 26-29, 2013,

This workshop is intended to reflect the growing interest in the synergetic use of research methodologies traditionally associated with either (Critical) Discourse Analysis or Corpus Linguistics. (C)DA techniques offer detailed, in-depth investigations of linguistic phenomena in relatively small textual specimens, often corroborated by co-textual or extra-textual information (e.g. images, graphics, action etc.; knowledge of relevant historical, political, economic etc. facts), with a focus (especially in the critical approach) on discourse as the embodiment of ideologies and power relations. CL methods, on the other hand, on the strength of the computer processing of large amounts of textual data, help reveal large-scale discourse tendencies, typically expressed in the form of quantitative and structural information on lexicophraseological phenomena/patterns, its conventional point of access. The steadily increasing number, in recent years, of projects integrating these microscopically and macroscopically oriented approaches (e.g. Baker et al. 2008, Partington et al. 2004; see also recent international conferences dedicated to relevant themes: CADS 2012, Corpus Linguistics 2011) indicates an appreciation of the fact that their pairing may offer a fresh view on discourse and generate analyses of enhanced sophistication and generalizability.

Projects adopting this symbiotic approach in Modern Greek discourse research are still scarce (e.g. Fragaki 2012, Hatzidaki 2011, Goutsos 2002). The aim of this workshop is to develop an agenda for the fruitful interaction between (C)DA and CL specifically in the context of the Modern Greek language and culture. This agenda may concern theoretical/methodological issues or draw on case studies of particular discourses.


Baker, P., Gabrielatos, C., Khosravinik, M., Krzyżanowski, M., McEnery, T. and Wodak, R. 2008. A useful methodological synergy? Combining critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics to examine discourses of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK press. Discourse and Society 19 (3): 273-306.

Fragaki, G. 2012. Adjective evaluation in spoken interaction. Paper presented at the CADS (Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies) Conference, 13-14 September 2012, University of Bolognia.

Goutsos, D. 2002. I hrisi ton ilektronikon somaton kimenon stin analisi logou [The use of electronic corpora in discourse analysis]. In Clairis, C. (ed.) Recherches en linguistique grecque, Actes du 5e Colloque international de linguistique grecque, Sorbonne, 13-15 2001, Tome I. Paris: L’Harmattan.

Hatzidaki, O. 2011. Greek men’s and women’s magazines as codes of gender conduct: The appropriation and hybridisation of deontic modality. In: Majstorovic, D. & Lassen, I. (eds.) Living With Patriarchy - Discursive Constructions of Gendered Subjects Across Public Spheres. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Partington, A., Morley, J. and Haarman, L. 2004. Corpora and Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: Greek, Modern
LL Issue: 24.1305

This is a session of the following meeting:
11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics

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