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Call for Papers: Fourth Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis
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4/4/2016 to 5/31/2016
When: Monday, April 4, 2016
Where: United States

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SdC IWoDA 2016

Fourth Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis

Santiago de Compostela, September 29th-30th, 2016


IWoDA is an international workshop jointly organized by the SCIMITAR team and the DISCOURSE & IDENTITY research group, both of them based at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The aim of IWoDA is to promote multidisciplinary research on the analysis of discourse, pondering and exploring the multifaceted properties of English-language texts/discourse from different perspectives (quantitative, qualitative, linguistic, cognitive, psycholinguistic, contrastive, sociolinguistic, critical, literary, cultural, filmic, semiotic, etc.).

Guest speakers will provide case studies, tools and methodologies in order to upgrade the skills necessary to do discourse analysis in different settings and for different purposes, thereby promoting life-long learning and encouraging synergies between academics.

IWoDA'16 includes:

  • a hands-on Practical Session conducted by Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
  • four plenary lectures delivered by the following keynote speakers:
    • Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
    • Hans Boas (University of Texas at Austin)
    • Mike Hannay (VU University Amsterdam) & María A. Gómez González (University of Santiago de Compostela)
    • Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University).

Although the workshop programme will host all possible topics related to the analysis of discourse in English (as well as in contrast with other languages), we invite submission of abstracts for papers to the following panels related to the theme of IWoDa’16, ‘The Construction of Discourse as Social Interaction’:

PANEL 1. Constructions and the construction of discourse

PANEL 2. Register variation across speech and writing

PANEL 3. Discourse markers

PANEL 4. Evaluation, subjectivity and opinion

We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks:

  • theoretical and applied
  • quantitative and qualitative
  • contrastive and typological
  • cognitive, psycho- and sociolinguistic
  • critical and literary
  • cultural, filmic, multimodal, and semiotic

The deadline for the submission of abstract is May 31st, 2016. Acceptance will be notified by June 15th, 2016. Slots for papers will be 20 minutes, including time for questions. The language of the papers will be English.

Abstract format: maximum length 300 words or one page A4, using Times New Roman font 12 point, including references and keywords. Please visit our webpage for online submission instructions.


J. Lachlan Mackenzie
María de los Ángeles Gómez González
Elsa González Álvarez
Susana Doval Suárez

Noemí Pereira Ares
Cristina Lastres López

Other Members
Milagros Torrado Cespón
José María Díaz Lage
Santiago Resúa Muñiz


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

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