CFP: Discourse analysis conference

The conference 5th Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) is looking for papers.

Papers that have a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourses and genres, are searched for.

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(New) Media discourses

Party political discourse


Institutional discourse

Power and identity in discourse

Discourses of conflict and aggression

Discourses of migration/integration

Language and gender/sexuality

Nationalist discourses

Discourses of education

Discourses of the environment

Discourses of health and mental health

Discourses of business and economics

Language and the law


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Cognitive Linguistics

Conversation and Discourse Analysis

Corpus Linguistics

Discursive Psychology

Ethnography of Communication

Forensic Linguistics

Functional Linguistics

Media and Mass Communication Studies


Political Science

Pragmatics and Argumentation Theory




All papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts of up to 350 words excluding references should be sent as MS Word attachment to [email protected]. Deadline for abstracts is 14 December 2015. In addition to individual papers, panel proposals may also be submitted.

More information on the call and the conference can be found here.

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