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Full Title: 5th International Language in the Media Conference

Short Title: LiM2013
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 28-Sep-2013 - 30-Sep-2013
Contact: Colleen Cotter
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Meeting URL: http://linguistics.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/LangMedia2013
Meeting Description: 5th International Language in the Media Conference
28-30 September 2013
Queen Mary, University of London

2013 Theme: Redefining journalism: Participation, practice, change

Pre-session Workshops (tbc): Friday 27 September

Plenary Speakers:

Allan Bell (Auckland University of Technology, NZ)
Martin Conboy (University of Sheffield, UK)
Helen Kelly-Holmes (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Daniel Perrin (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)

This is the fifth in a biennial series of international conferences organized around the role of the media in relation to the representation, construction and production of language.*

The primary theme of the 2013 conference will be on journalism - in its many historical and contemporary manifestations - and its redefinition in the face of social media and established practice, taking its cue from the confluence of historic Fleet Street and new media and digital innovation in London.


The first two international Language in the Media conferences were held at the University of Leeds (in 2005: Language in the Media: Representations, Identities, Ideologies; in 2007: Language Ideologies and Media Discourse: Texts, Practices, Policies). The 2009 conference was at the University of Washington in Seattle (Language in the [New] Media: Technologies and Ideology). The 2011 conference was in Limerick, Ireland (Language(?) in the Media(?): Rethinking the Field).
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1669

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