LINGUIST List 25.3869

Thu Oct 02 2014

Calls: Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 30-Sep-2014
From: Jannis Androutsopoulos <>
Subject: 6th International ‘Language in the Media’ Conference
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Full Title: 6th International ‘Language in the Media’ Conference
Short Title: LiM-6

Date: 07-Sep-2015 - 09-Sep-2015
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact Person: Jannis Androutsopoulos
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2015

Meeting Description:

Initiated in 2005 and previously hosted in UK, USA and Ireland, the 'Language in the Media' Conferences bring together researchers from sociolinguistics, media linguistics and discourse studies with an interest in mass and new media as sites of language, discourse, interaction, and representation.

This conference's theme, ''Language in a mediatised world'', focuses on language practices in a world where mediated interaction and mediatised representations increasingly shape our experience of community and society. This invites us to question rigid distinctions between media and community language, virtual interaction and 'real life', and to reconsider our theorising of linguistic and communicative change.

Keynote Speakers:

- Ruth Ayaß (University of Klagenfurt)
- Ana Deumert (University of Cape Town)
- Rodney Jones (City University of Hong Kong)
- Robin Queen (University of Michigan)


- Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg
- Jana Tereick, University of Vechta

Call for Papers:

The conference invites papers on all aspects of language in the media, including (but not limited to) the following topics:

- Style, variation, and change in media language
- Media genres and media discourse
- Audience engagement
- Computer-mediated communication and social media
- Online activism
- Research methods

Abstracts of max. 500 words should be submitted anonymously via the conference website ( or directly on (

The conference will feature a limited number of thematic sessions with max. 6 papers each. Please contact the organisers directly if you are interested in organising a session.

Important Dates:

Call deadline: 31 January 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 2015

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