Corpora and Discourse International Conference
Lancaster University, UK – 22nd to 24th June 2018
The fourth international Corpora and Discourse conference (CAD 2018) will be held at Lancaster University from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June 2018. The conference will be hosted by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS).
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Call for papers
Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS) investigates the employment of corpus techniques to examine how language is used in social contexts for communicative purposes. Corpus linguistics is a powerful methodology – a way of using computers to assist the analysis of language so that regularities among many millions of words can be quickly and accurately identified. We take discourse to broadly mean “language in use” (Brown and Yule 1983), although some conceptualisations of discourse which are also relevant for this conference are:
We welcome proposals on the corpus-assisted discourse analysis of, for instance:
and, indeed, of any study of discourse where the three corpus linguistics virtues of Collecting, Counting and Collating are deemed to have enabled, enhanced and even perhaps complicated the data analysis. Comparative studies of different discourse types or different periods of time are also highly relevant.
We also welcome papers which include reflective considerations on methodological and philosophical issues pertaining to CADS. These might include:
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