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Full Title: 5th Nitra Conference on Discourse Studies

Short Title: 5th NCDS
Location: Nitra, Slovakia
Start Date: 21-Mar-2013 - 22-Mar-2013
Contact: Gabriela Missikova
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.kaa.ff.ukf.sk/index.php/en/events/142-5th-nitra-conference-on-discourse-studies
Meeting Description: 5th Nitra Conference on Discourse Studies
Contexts, References and Style

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University, UK
Prof. Anita Fetzer, Wurzburg, Germany
Prof. Alan Durant, Middlesex University London, UK
Prof. Billy Clark, Middlesex University, London, UK

Conference Focus:

Structural, sociolinguistic, functional, interactional, contextual, etc. aspects of the English language, more specifically covering the fields of: Text Linguistics, (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Stylistics, Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse, Aspects of Speech, Intercultural Communication.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.3904

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