Call for Papers

CADAAD conferences are intended to promote current directions and new developments
in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research. We welcome papers which, from a critical-
analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic,
or professional discourses and genres. Possible topics include but are by no means
limited to the following:

• (New) Media discourse
• Party political discourse
• Advertising
• Discourses of war and terrorism
• Power, ideology and dominance in institutional discourse
• Identity in discourse
• Education discourses
• Environmental discourse
• Health communication
• Business communication
• Language and the law
• *Discourses of inequality, discrimination and othering*
• *Global economic discourses and discourses of the financial crisis*
• *Discourses of political protest and civil (dis)order*
• *Neoliberalism and the new divides*
• *Anti-EU discourses*

Papers addressing the highlighted topics are especially welcome. In giving weight to these
topics we wish to call to attention some of the most pressing problems currently facing
Europe. We hope that CADAAD 2014 will provide a publically visible forum for critically
reflecting on these issues.

We welcome papers which approach topics such as listed above from theoretical and
analytical perspectives sourced from anywhere across the humanities, social and cognitive
sciences, including but without being limited to the following:

• Sociolinguistics
• Multimodality
• Media and Mass Communication Studies
• Functional Linguistics
• Cognitive Linguistics
• Corpus Linguistics
• Pragmatics and Argumentation Theory
• Conversation and Discourse Analysis
• Ethnography of Communication
• Discursive Psychology
• Political Science

We especially welcome papers which re-examine existing theoretical frameworks and/or which highlight and apply new methodologies.

Reflecting the diversity of topics and approaches in critical discourse studies, the following
distinguished guests have confirmed their participation as plenary speakers:

• PROFESSOR RUTH WODAK (Lancaster University)
• PROFESSOR THEO VAN LEEUWEN (University of Southern Denmark)
• PROFESSOR LILIE CHOULIARAKI (London School of Economics)
• PROFESSOR ANDREAS MUSOLFF (University of East Anglia)

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

Abstracts of 250-350 words excluding references should be sent as MS Word attachment
to cadaad2014@gmail.com before 15 December, 2013. Please include in the body of the
email but not in the abstract itself (1) your name, (2) affiliation and (3) email address.

Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 1 March, 2014.
In addition to individual papers, panel proposals may also be submitted.
Further details are available at:http://www.cadaad.net/panel_proposals.

We are planning to offer a small number of bursaries to be applied for by delegates who come
from disadvantaged circumstances. Application information will be provided on our website
in autumn.

Selected papers will be published in a thematically constrained volume to be submitted
to an international publisher. Other selected papers will appear in a proceedings issue
of the CADAAD journal.

Important Dates

15 December, 2013 Abstract submission deadline
1 March, 2014 Notification of acceptance
1 April, 2014 Early bird registration finishes
1 June, 2014 Standard registration finishes
1-3 September, 2014 Conference
1 February, 2015 Submission of written-up papers











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