LINGUIST List 32.285

Thu Jan 21 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Hungary or Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 21-Jan-2021
From: Peter Furko <>
Subject: DiscourseNet 4th Congress
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Full Title: DiscourseNet 4th Congress
Short Title: DNC4

Date: 20-Oct-2021 - 22-Oct-2021
Location: Budapest (on-site) or virtual participation, Hungary
Contact Person: Dóra Tóth
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2021

Meeting Description:

The primary aim of the congress is to explore ways in which the theory and practice of Discourse Studies can bring about social change. A secondary aim and proposed practical outcome of the congress is to develop an active network (a possible sub-network / working group of DiscourseNet) comprising individual researchers, representatives of academic and other research producing organizations, publishing organisations, and cultural practitioners interested in coordinating and streamlining their activity towards effecting social change for disenfranchised individuals and groups.

Conference theme: The Impact of Discourse Studies on the Contemporary World - Making a Difference Inside and Outside the Academia

Conference format:
To support the range of options and flexibility needed in our current climate, we will offer a blended conference experience at the DN4 Congress. At the time of submission participants do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation. Participants can present their papers either on-site or in the form of pre-recorded video files and will be able to change their mode of the presentation if their preferences change. This way we build for our DN4 participants flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted in English by February 21, 2021. The submission Web page for DNC4 is

Notifications of acceptance are expected to be communicated by February 29, 2021. If accepted, applicants will have to pay the DiscourseNet Association membership fee of EUR30 ( before registering for the DNC4 congress to confirm their participation.

At the time of submission participants do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation. As a result, we have decided to offer registration fees that are the same for on-site and off-site presenters/participants, that is a registration fee of EUR 60 will apply in either case (in addition to the DN Association’s membership fee) and a reduced registration fee of EUR 40 for enrolled students without access to institutional funding. The congress registration fee will include access to all talks and panels, and in case of on-site participation will also include catering and a conference package . There is a limited number of places. Registration will be closed when full.

After the conference, a book proposal for a thematic volume (or possibly two) based on selected conference papers will be submitted to Palgrave Macmillan for the “Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse” series.

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