LINGUIST List 27.1529

Fri Apr 01 2016

Calls: Cog Sci, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit, Psycholing, Socioling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 01-Apr-2016
From: Noemí Pereira <>
Subject: 4th Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis
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Full Title: 4th Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis
Short Title: IWoDA'16

Date: 29-Sep-2016 - 30-Sep-2016
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Contact Person: María de los Ángeles Gómez González
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2016

Meeting Description:

SdC IWoDA 2016
Fourth Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis
Santiago de Compostela, 29-30 September, 2016

IWoDA is an international workshop jointly organised by the SCIMITAR team and the Discourse & Identity research group, both of them based at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The aim of IWoDA is to promote multidisciplinary research on the analysis of discourse, pondering and exploring the multifaceted properties of English-language texts/discourse from different perspectives (quantitative, qualitative, linguistic, cognitive, psycholinguistic, contrastive, sociolinguistic, critical, literary, cultural, filmic, semiotic, etc.).

Guest speakers will provide case studies, tools and methodologies in order to upgrade the skills necessary to do discourse analysis in different settings and for different purposes, thereby promoting life-long learning and encouraging synergies between IWoDA'16 includes:

- A hands-on Practical Session conducted by Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)

- Four plenary lectures delivered by the following keynote speakers:

Douglas Biber & Meixiu Zhang (Northern Arizona University)
Hans Boas (University of Texas at Austin)
Mike Hannay (VU University Amsterdam) & María A. Gómez González
Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University).


J. Lachlan Mackenzie
María de los Ángeles Gómez González
Elsa González Álvarez
Susana Doval Suárez


English & German Department
Faculty of Philology
University of Santiago de Compostela
Avda. Castelao s/n
E-15704 Santiago de Compostela. Spain

2nd Call for Papers:

Although the workshop programme will host all possible topics related to the
analysis of discourse in English (as well as in contrast with other languages), we invite submission of abstracts for papers to the following panels related to the theme of IWoDa'16, 'The Construction of Discourse as Social Interaction':

Panel 1: Constructions and the construction of discourse
Panel 2: Register variation across speech and writing
Panel 3: Discourse markers
Panel 4: Evaluation, subjectivity and opinion

We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks:

- Theoretical and applied
- Quantitative and qualitative
- Contrastive and typological
- Cognitive, psycho- and sociolinguistic
- Critical and literary
- Cultural, filmic, multimodal, and semiotic

The deadline for the submission of abstract is 31 May 2016. Acceptance will be notified by 15 June 2016. Slots for papers will be 20 minutes, including time for questions. The language of the papers will be English.

Abstract format: maximum length 300 words or one page A4, using Times New Roman
font 12 point, including references and keywords. Please visit our webpage for online submission instructions.

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