LINGUIST List 29.3716

Wed Sep 26 2018

Calls: Cog Sci, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

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Date: 26-Sep-2018
From: Jana Pflaeging <>
Subject: 4th Bremen Conference on Multimodality
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Full Title: 4th Bremen Conference on Multimodality
Short Title: BreMM19

Date: 25-Sep-2019 - 27-Sep-2019
Location: Bremen, Germany
Contact Person: Janina Wildfeuer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Dec-2018

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce that BreMM19, the 4th Bremen Conference on Multimodality, will be held at Bremen University from September 25-27, 2019.

The upcoming 4th Bremen Conference on Multimodality, BreMM19, puts empirical inroads into multimodal research centre stage. That is, it focuses on the study of multimodal artefacts and performances through investigating (larger collections of) actual data. It seeks to further the empirical validation and evaluation of both widely established and new hypotheses and theories about multimodal meaning-making. Such novel approaches have been in the focus of vivid discussions and have often become complex subjects of inquiry in their own right.

Call for Papers:

Please see website for full version of this Call for Papers.

As with previous BreMM conferences, we view BreMM19 as an essentially interdisciplinary endeavor. Therefore, we call for papers from scholars of all disciplines doing empirical analyses of multimodal artefacts and performances. We particularly invite cooperative research projects that involve several disciplines and expertise from various fields, in search of novel mixed-method approaches.

Proposals may address the following questions:

- What are the relevant practices and latest tools for multimodal corpus design?
- What will be the particular challenges for empirical work raised when we consider an ever broader range of multimodal phenomena?
- How are multimodal corpora then to be conceptualized, and how do various definitions of ‘mode’ affect corpus design? What are multimodal corpora?
- How can new corpus methods and research practices be tailored to support multimodal work?
- What are the most common disciplinary sources and theoretical starting points for large-scale, corpus-based multimodal research projects?
- How may empirical multimodal research intersect with or strengthen endeavors in the humanities and social sciences? What are the complementarities, limits, and opportunities?
- Can multimodal corpus research be acquired in disciplines not traditionally aligned with it? What examples are there of successful applications of corpus methods in non-traditional academic environments (e.g., design, marketing, advertising, investigative journalism)?
- How can we make multimodal methods accessible and usable to the wider academic and professional public? How do we create multimodal awareness with empirical methods?

Guidelines for Submission:

We invite proposals for three kinds of presentation:

Long paper. This consists of a 25-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. This format is reserved for well-developed projects that present potentially controversial or conceptually complex ideas and results of empirical studies.

Short paper. This consists of a 15-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. This format is suitable for work in progress or ideas for empirical studies that can be presented more succinctly.

Poster Presentation or Demo. This may be any form of empirical research display or demonstration. Presenters will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work during a 90-minute poster presentation session.

Your proposal (350-500 words in length) must include: (1) title of the presentation, (2) name of the author(s), affiliation, email address, (3) proposal format (long paper, short paper or poster), (4) bibliography of key sources (up to 5), (5) brief biographical statement for presenting author (25-100 words).


Please submit your proposal as an e-mail attachment (Word, PDF) by December 5, 2018, to

For further information, visit the conference website:
Notification of acceptance by end of December 2018.

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