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Fri Feb 08 2013

Calls: Modern Greek, Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Greece

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Feb-2013
From: Ourania Hatzidaki <o.hatzidakigmail.com>
Subject: (Critical) Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics: A Methodological Synergy for the Study of Modern Greek
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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

Date: 26-Sep-2013 - 29-Sep-2013
Location: Rhodes, Greece
Contact Person: Ourania Hatzidaki
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

Call Deadline: 17-Mar-2013

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)

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.

Call for Papers:

This 3-hour workshop will consist of 20-minute papers (plus 10-minute discussion), plus a concluding 30-minute round-table session.

Research areas can include but are not limited to:

- Political discourse (including current issues such as the Greek Debt Crisis, racism, neo-Nazism and anti-Nazism, Hellenic Parliament discourse, satire of current Greek politics etc.)
- Discourse and Modern Greek history (official documents, memoires, correspondence etc.)
- (New) Media discourse
- Language and Gender
- Discourse and Identity
- Interpersonal pragmatics (humor, irony, im/politeness etc.)
- Diglossia and the Modern Greek language debate
- Folk linguistics and lay stereotypes regarding Modern Greek
- Immigration and Modern Greek as a lingua franca
- Any aspect of Greek Cypriot language and culture

Abstracts (c. 300 words, excluding references; in .doc format, containing title of paper, author’s name and affiliation) should be submitted to Ourania Hatzidaki (o.hatzidakigmail.com).

In line with the policy of the conference organizers, abstracts may be submitted both for this workshop and for the main ICGL11 conference. However, if two papers are given they should be different, without substantial overlap.

Workshop papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 17, 2013

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