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Sun Sep 13 2009

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Australia

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Emilia Djonov, 5th International Conference on Multimodality

Message 1: 5th International Conference on Multimodality
Date: 13-Sep-2009
From: Emilia Djonov <5icomuts.edu.au>
Subject: 5th International Conference on Multimodality
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Full Title: 5th International Conference on Multimodality
Short Title: 5ICOM

Date: 01-Dec-2010 - 03-Dec-2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: Emilia Djonov
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://TBA

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 01-May-2010

Meeting Description:

5ICOM is a meeting point for international scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, including communication and language studies, social semiotics, linguistics, education, (new) media studies, design, traditional and new media arts, cultural studies, sociology, history, and (computer) science.

Plenary Speakers:

John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
Ross Gibson, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia
Carey Jewitt, University of London, UK
Adam Kendon, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jim Martin, University of Sydney, Australia
Theo van Leeuwen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

5ICOM Organising Committee:

Theo van Leeuwen (Chair)
Susan Hood
Terry Royce
Emilia Djonov


The conference website and registration rates will be announced by 30 October 2009. For further information, email Emilia Djonov at 5icomuts.edu.au.

Call for Papers:

The conference will focus on:

-Gesture, proxemics, movement, facial expression, laughter and voice quality in mediated and non-mediated human interactions
-The nexus between semiotics and technologies for communication, design and analysis
-The creation and (critical) reception of new media art
-Multimodality and education.

Papers, colloquia and workshops that address these themes from different theoretical and practical perspectives are particularly welcome.


Proposals for papers, colloquia and workshops should include 200-word abstract/s and information about the speaker/s (i.e. name, affiliation and email address), and specify any equipment requirements other than PowerPoint with sound. Proposals should be emailed as MS Word attachments to Emilia Djonov at 5icomuts.edu.au. The file name should start with the first author's or the workshop/colloqium convenor's surname.

Each abstract will undergo a double blind review.


Papers should fit into a 40-minute timeslot, with 30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.


Colloquia should fit into a 90-minute timeslot, with sufficient time left for panel discussion and questions from the audience. Each colloquium proposal should include an overall abstract for the colloquium, abstracts for each individual presentation, and a timetable.


Workshops should fit into a 3-hour timeslot and encourage participatory exploration of new data and/or new analytical or design tools. Each workshop proposal should include a timetable.

Proposal submission deadline: 1 May 2010
Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2010

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