LINGUIST List 32.2074

Wed Jun 16 2021

Calls: Disc Analysis/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>



Date: 16-Jun-2021
From: Justyna Robinson <Justyna.robinsonsussex.ac.uk>
Subject: The language of Covid-19: discourse analytic and sociolinguistic approaches to an ‘unprecedented’ health crisis
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Full Title: The language of Covid-19: discourse analytic and sociolinguistic approaches to an ‘unprecedented’ health crisis

Date: 22-Oct-2021 - 23-Oct-2021
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Justyna Robinson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2021

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce the following event. Please circulate widely.

The language of Covid-19: discourse analytic and sociolinguistic approaches to an ‘unprecedented’ health crisis.

Two Day Colloquium - University of Sussex October 22- 23, 2021

This is intended as the first of a series of interdisciplinary colloquia on the language of the Coronavirus epidemic. We invite papers that explore various aspects of the recent phenomenon and address any facet of its impact on society. Contributions may consider approaching the topic from a variety of angles and investigate among others:

- Time phases of Covid (What are the different discourses of the first and second lockdown? Has the narrative around the pandemic changed from 2020 to 2021?)
- Space comparative responses to Covid (Given the relationship between language and culture, can we identify differences in individual countries’ and groups’ discursive approaches to and responses to Covid?)
- Actors: Who’s talking and is talked about Covid? (Who speaks about Covid? Who are Covid’s social actors? Public institutions? The health experts? The people? Do all groups speak the same Covid language or different ones? Is the language of Covid equalising or inciting inequality?)

The above are not the only topics and we encourage contributions from any aspect of linguistics and welcome any interdisciplinary approach. Special Interest Groups/Thematic Panels are also welcome.

Call for Papers:

Send a 300-word abstract by 30 June to the organisers, Roberta Piazza and Justyna Robinson (University of Sussex): r.piazzasussex.ac.uk and justyna.robinsonsussex.ac.uk.

We aim to communicate the results of the abstract screening process in September.

The colloquium will be on zoom. The 20-minute presentations will be pre-recorded and uploaded on the conference website and Q&A sessions will be alive. The conference fee is £30.




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