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Fri Jul 08 2011

Confs: Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Germany

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        1.     Christopher Koch , Linguistics as a Cultural Studies

Message 1: Linguistics as a Cultural Studies
Date: 08-Jul-2011
From: Christopher Koch <christopher.kochanglistik.uni-giessen.de>
Subject: Linguistics as a Cultural Studies
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Linguistics as a Cultural Studies

Date: 04-Nov-2011 - 04-Nov-2011
Location: Giessen, Germany
Contact: Christopher Koch
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Workshop: 'Linguistics as a Cultural Studies: Corpus – Communication – Culture'

On Friday, the 4th of November 2011, the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen will host a one-day workshop on the subject “Linguistics as a Cultural Studies: Corpus - Communication - Culture”. The event will be coordinated by the GCSC Research Area 5 “Culture, Language and the New Media”. The workshop focuses on the interface between cultural studies research and linguistic research, examining it from different perspectives. It addresses the ever-recurring discussion about the self-conception of linguistics in relation to cultural studies.

While communication plays an important role in cultural studies research, and questions raised in cultural studies are vital for a linguistic analysis of communication, still, very often corpus-linguistic methods have not been applied in this context. For this reason these will be in the center of the workshop. The content of the presentations has been deliberately chosen to be open and may include presentations from a wide range of areas, such as sociolinguistics, text linguistics, media linguistics, intercultural communication, pragmatics and gender studies.

Through the combination of keynote presentations by young researchers (20 minutes) and the following discussions, the workshop aims at illustrating productive connections of these areas, on the basis of concrete research projects.

The main focus of the presentations and discussions will be placed on how cultural studies and linguistics can work together successfully, and where boundaries and perspectives lie with regard to a possible methodological and thematic link.

The contributions from this workshop are intended to be published afterwards.

If you are interested in presenting your research, please hand in an abstract of your project by 1st August, addressing the following questions:

1. What is your methodological approach, from the perspective of linguistics and cultural studies?
2. Where do you see limitations and possibilities of combining linguistic and cultural studies research?
3. When discussing the relationship between language & communication and culture, which concept of culture do you apply in your project?



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