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GlobE 2008 : Critical Discourse Analysis and Global Media


When Sep 18, 2008 - Sep 20, 2008
Where Warsaw, Poland
Submission Deadline Feb 29, 2008
Notification Due Mar 31, 2008
Categories    linguistics   discourse

Call For Papers

We invite contributions locating at the intersection of cross-cultural discourse analysis, critical linguistics and translation theory.

Suggested topics within the scope of the Conference:

* media communication as intercultural communication: mediation, translation, adaptation;
* information, values, reader (viewer) orientation;
* globalization and local world news;
* local mediation of global topics;
* global mediation of national topics and cultural emphases (collective memories, taboos, de-sacralization of symbols);
* re-contextualization and semiotic re-coding in the media (multi-modal communications);
* mediating humor and irony;
* global genres and local media politics;
* use and abuse in cross-cultural mediation of texts;
* use and misuse of citations and reported speech;
* use and misuse of science in political discourse;
* ideologies and power in the media;
* developing solidarity and hostility through the media;
* professionalism and ethics in media communication (translation);
* knowledge-based societies and the media: educational aspects;
* media discourses and language teaching;

Individual papers (20 minutes paper + 10 minutes discussion) and workshop proposals are invited. Abstracts (300-500 words), with the author's name, affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title should be sent via e-mail to the Conference address by the end of February 2008.

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors by 31 March 2008.

Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

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