Second Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis (IWoDA’13)


University of Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

19th-21st June, 2013

Deadline for submission of proposals: April 21st, 2013

The main aim is to bring together scholars, researchers and students in order to explore and analyse discourse from multiple perspectives:

• theoretical and applied

• quantitative and qualitative

• linguistic and cognitive

• psycho- and sociolinguistic

• critical and literary

• cultural, filmic and semiotic

We invite submission of abstracts for papers on the following topics with a focus on the analysis of English-language discourse (although contrastive studies with other languages are also welcome).

1.1. Discourse and Grammar
1.2. Discourse and Cognition
1.3. Discourse and Social Interaction: Genres and English for Specific Purposes
1.4. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
2.1. Discourse and/in Literary Criticism
2.2. Discourse and Social Interaction
2.3. Discourse and Gender
2.4. Discourse, Race and Nation
3.1. Cross-cultural and Intercultural Communication in the 21st century
3.2. Cross-cultural and Intercultural Communication through History
3.3. Discourse, Culture, Politics and Ideology
3.4. Historiography: Discourse of Inclusion, Exclusion and Hybridization

Instructions for the submission of abstracts (using the online submission system) can be found here:

Plenary speakers:

Emmott, Catherine (University of Glasgow): “Foreground and Background in Written Texts: Discourse Strategies and Cognitive Processing”

Fogarty, Anne (University College Dublin): “Reading First-Person Narratives: Trauma and Femininity in Contemporary Irish Fiction”

Knight, Sarah & Lund, Mary Ann (University of Leicester): “Richard III and Elizabethan Drama”

Leech, Geoffrey (University of Lancaster): “English Grammar on the Move”

Pullum, Geoffrey (University of Edinburgh): “Discourse, Usage, and the English Passive Constructions”

Regan, Stephen (University of Durham): “The Politics of Poetry and the Counter-Cultural Discourse of the Sonnet”

Two Pre-Workshop Practical Sessions will take place on Wed 19th June, 2013:

Pre-Workshop Practical Session 1

Martin Hilpert (Université de Neuchâtel): “Statistical Methods in Language and Linguistic Research”

Pre-Workshop Practical Session 2

Dawn Archer (University of Central Lancaster): “Discourse Analysis: Exploring Data with WMatrix”

IWoDA’13 is organized by SCIMITAR and Discourse & Identity, two research groups affiliated to the Department of English and German of the University of Santiago de Compostela, in collaboration with three partner groups from the University of A Coruña, namely AMERGIN, CLIN and MUSTE.


University of Santiago de Compostela
English & German Department
Avda. Castelao s/n
E-15704 Santiago de Compostela. Spain