LINGUIST List 27.1828

Wed Apr 20 2016

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Socioling/Romania

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 18-Apr-2016
From: Razvan Saftoiu <>
Subject: Analysing political communication
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Full Title: Analysing political communication

Date: 23-Sep-2016 - 23-Sep-2016
Location: Brasov, Romania
Contact Person: Razvan Saftoiu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

For more than 20 years, scholars in various fields of research – political sciences, history, sociology and linguistics – have devoted ample analyses to political communication: political scientists have been mainly concerned with the structure, changes and evolution of the Parliament as an institution or with drawing parallels between different parliamentary systems. Linguistic, discursive and/ or rhetorical features of parliamentary discourse have also been investigated: parliamentary deliberative argumentation, parliamentary question-response patterns or gender aspects in parliamentary debating styles.

The workshop puts forward a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach to the study of political discourse as produced by a community of practice (Laver and Wenger 1991), pursuing multiple linguistic perspectives.(Goffman 1981, van Dijk 2000, 2010, Fairclough 2000, 2005, Fairclough and Fairclough 2012, Ilie 2003, 2010, Chilton 2004).

Call for Abstracts:

We welcome contributions that explore, but are not limited to, topics in the following areas:

Politics as text and talk
Parliamentary discourse
Party political discourse
Political speech
Political identities
Politics and power
Politics and gender
Positioning in political dialogue
Nationalist discourses

Abstract submission guidelines:

Abstracts should include:

1. The title of the paper
2. A list of 3-5 key-words describing the area and focus
3. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s)
4. The e-mail address and contact details of the author(s).

Abstracts should be between 250-300 words and should be sent via e-mail attachments to the following address on or before 15 June 2016. You will be notified about the status of your proposal (acceptance/ rejection) on or before 1 July 2016.

The official languages of the workshop are English and French.

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