LINGUIST List 32.937

Mon Mar 15 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analys, Pragmatics, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Czech Republic

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 12-Mar-2021
From: Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova <>
Subject: 9th Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English: Patterns and variation in English language discourse
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Full Title: 9th Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English: Patterns and variation in English language discourse
Short Title: 9th BCLSE

Date: 16-Sep-2021 - 17-Sep-2021
Location: Masaryk University, Faculty of Education, Brno, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2021

Meeting Description:

The Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic is happy to announce The Ninth Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English, which will be held in Brno on 16-17 September 2021.

Since the covid pandemic still continues and prevents international travel, we have decided to switch to a fully on-line format of the conference. We hope that despite the change of format the conference will allow us all to present our on-going research, exchange ideas, see friends and create a feeling of normality.

The Ninth Brno Conference will focus on patterns and variation in English language discourse in an attempt to extend our understanding of language as a social, contextually bound phenomenon. The aim is to explore how patterning and variation in texts and discourses is shaped by the communicative needs, the topic at hand, the medium employed and the intended audience. We hope that the contributions will map new trends in the study of discourse characterised by the alliance of corpus and discourse analysis, multimedia studies, intercultural rhetoric and cross-linguistic studies.

We particularly welcome papers and posters in the following areas:
- corpus-based and corpus-driven analysis of English language discourse
- multimedia genres
- pragmatics of English language discourse
- diachronic changes in English language discourses
- variation across disciplines, genres and cultures
- patterns and variation in specialised discourses (e.g. academic, media, political, learner)
- English as a lingua franca
- covid and English language discourse

The conference language is English.

Call for Papers:

Online session format:
Presentations will be allocated 15 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Posters will be displayed in a special session and presenters will be given 5 minutes to present their work.

A detailed programme of the conference will be available at the conference website after the submission of proposals. For more information on the venue, keynote speakers, programme and other details, visit the conference website: If you have any further queries, please contact us via the conference mail

Selected contributions presented at the conference will be published in a thematic volume, which will be submitted for inclusion into the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) database. Authors will receive a free copy of the respective publication. All participants will receive the thematic volume.

The full conference fee will be announced soon. For more details, visit the conference website

If you wish to attend the conference, please complete the Online Registration Form on the website by 30 April 2021. If you wish to present a paper or a poster at the conference, please indicate the title on the registration form and include an abstract of 200-250 words specifying the scope of research and the methods and data applied. Participants will be notified of acceptance by 15 June 2021.

Organising Committee:
Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova
Renata Povolná
Martin Adam
Renata Jančaříková
Radek Vogel
Irena Headlandová Kalischová
Irena Hůlková
Martin Němec
Helena Worthington

Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno
Poříčí 9, 603 00 Brno, Czech Republic

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