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Wed Oct 05 2011

Confs: Discourse Analysis, Socioling/Germany

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        1.     Christopher Koch , Workshop: Linguistics as Cultural Studies

Message 1: Workshop: Linguistics as Cultural Studies
Date: 04-Oct-2011
From: Christopher Koch <christopher.kochanglistik.uni-giessen.de>
Subject: Workshop: Linguistics as Cultural Studies
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Workshop: Linguistics as Cultural Studies

Date: 04-Nov-2011 - 04-Nov-2011
Location: Giessen, Germany
Contact: Christopher Koch
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://gcsc.uni-giessen.de/wps/pgn/home/GCSC_eng/korpus-kommunikation-kultur

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Topic and aims of the workshop:

On Friday, the 4th of November 2011, the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen will host a one-day workshop on the subject “Corpus – Communication – Culture: Linguistcs as Study of 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 linguistic self-conception.

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 and the following discussions (20 min. each), 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.

Further information and registration:

You can find all further information, including the programme, workshop venue, accommodation options and contact information, on the following website:


Registration will be possible until 27 October. After registering, you will automatically be sent an e-mail confirming your registration. This message will also contain a link to articles that the presenters recommended as preparation for their talks.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge.
The workshop language will be German.

We would be delighted to welcome you in Giessen.

On behalf of the organizers
Christopher Koch

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