LINGUIST List 22.4396

Sat Nov 05 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Belgium

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        1.     Anne Küppers , Panel: (Online) Media and Language Use

Message 1: Panel: (Online) Media and Language Use
Date: 04-Nov-2011
From: Anne Küppers <>
Subject: Panel: (Online) Media and Language Use
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Full Title: Panel: (Online) Media and Language Use
Date: 03-Oct-2012 - 04-Oct-2012 Location: Brussels, Belgium Contact Person: Anne Küppers
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

Panel: (Online) Media and Language UseInternational Conference on Online Journalism: 'Towards Neo­Journalism? Redefining, Extending or Reconfiguring a Profession'Brussels, 3-4 October 2012Organizing institutions: UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve) & FUNDP (Namur)

The University of Louvain (UCL) and the University of Namur (FUNDP) welcome the submission of papers for the International Conference 'Towards Neo-Journalism? Redefining, Extending or Reconfiguring a Profession' to be held in Brussels on 3 and 4 October 2012. The aim of the conference is to allow researchers working on online journalism from a variety of disciplines to meet and share research experiences and findings. The conference will be complemented by workshops in the afternoon of 4 October bringing together information scholars and professionals.

Further information:

Participation fees: 100 euros (meals included)/Free for journalists and for UCL and FUNDP students

Call for Papers:

The birth of the Internet and the spread of communication technologies that evolved with it have led to new forms of written mass media and brought to light new communication habits. Two major changes are the renaissance of opinion expression and the increase in author-reader interactivity. But - besides shifts in information processing and velocity, the inclusion of multimedia applications and the increased opportunity for writer-reader-interaction - do we also come across new modes of journalistic writing and, if so, in what way do the recent forms differ from traditional news reporting? Or is it rather true that the new media basically make use of the new technologies without featuring any changes in language use? We invite researchers investigating media discourse in traditional printed and innovative online journalism to present their results. We particularly encourage papers that address the links between authorial presence and stance and/or reader involvement in the text and one of the following domains: discourse and pragmatic markers; information structure; phraseology, collocations and formulaic language; sociolinguistic variation; contrastive and cross-linguistic studies; methodological issues.

Key Dates:

Submission deadline (500 words): 6 January 2012Notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 March 2012Submission of full papers: 1 August 2012Conference: 3-4 October 2012

Practical Information:

The conference is organized within the frame of the ARC research project 'The Transformation of the Relationship with Information in Multimedia Communication' (

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee.

Presentations will be 20 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion.

Languages: French and English

Selected papers will be published after the conference.

Scientific Committee:

Monika Bednarek (University of Sydney)Catherine Bolly (Université catholique de Louvain)Liesbeth Degand (Université catholique de Louvain)Lydia-Mai Ho-Dac (Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail)Anne Küppers (Université catholique de Louvain)Gabrina Pounds (University of East Anglia)Anne Catherine Simon (Université catholique de Louvain)

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