LINGUIST List 24.2490

Wed Jun 19 2013

Calls: English, Disc Analysis, Historical Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Pragmatics/Finland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 19-Jun-2013
From: Minna Palander-Collin <>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Historical News Discourse
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Full Title: 4th International Conference on Historical News Discourse Short Title: CHINED IV
Date: 05-Jun-2014 - 07-Jun-2014 Location: Helsinki, Finland Contact Person: Minna Palander-Collin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2013

Meeting Description:

4th International Conference on Historical News Discourse
CHINED IV in Helsinki, Finland
5-7 June 2014
News Discourse from Early Modern English to the Twentieth Century

We are pleased to announce the 4th International Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED IV) to be held at the University of Helsinki, 5-7 June, 2014. The previous conferences of the series were held in Florence (2004), Zurich (2007), and Rostock (2012).

This conference series adopts a broad perspective on historical news discourse and discussions dealing with a variety of news publications are encouraged, including pamphlets as the first real mass media, corantos, and newspapers where texts range from news to editorials, advertisements and announcements, and various other genres. The main theme of the conference will be texts targeted at various audiences in the five hundred years in focus. The beginnings of more popular styles have usually been placed in the eighteenth century, but styles of writing varied even earlier according to different target groups.

How can we distinguish publications for different audiences?
When did the styles diversify?
What was the impact of changing and increasing readership on news discourse?

We would particularly like to invite pragmatic and sociolinguistic discourse studies, and new developments of corpus linguistic applications.

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Martin Conboy (University of Sheffield, UK)
Prof. Roberta Facchinetti (University of Verona, Italy)
Prof. Birte Bös (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Call for Papers:

We invite presentations dealing with news discourse from the Early Modern English Period to the early decades of the 20th century. Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to by 1 December 2013.

Organising Committee:

Minna Palander-Collin
Irma TaavitsainenSamuli Kaislaniemi
Maura Ratia

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