Events Calendar
Jul 16
09:00 - 17:30
Pragmatics, Discourse, and Society
Transdisciplinary colloquium

09.15 - 10.15: Registration and coffee/tea

10.15 - 10.30: Opening and welcome

10.30 - 11.30: Plenary: Professor Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University) A pragmatic approach to context: Activity types

11.30 - 12.30: 

Parallel Session 1A

  • Mashael Assaadi, 'The Functions and Meanings of Hijazi Non-Lexical Sounds'
  • Martin Boyle, 'Measuring and Accounting for Taiwan's Maintenance of its de facto Independence: A Linguistics-Driven Discourse Analytic Research Design'

Parallel Session 1B

  • Sakine Çabuk, 'Discourse Particles in Kurmanjî Kurdish-Turkish Contact'
  • Sousen Elbouri, 'The Different Uses of 'la' as a Discourse Marker in Benghazi Arabic'

Parallel Session 1C

  • Beatrice Fagan, 'The Medicalisation of Maternal Discourses in Nineteenth Century France: A Case Study'
  • Farwa Qazalbash, 'Reinforcement of Patriarchy in Chinoy's A Girl in The River: The Price of Forgiveness: A Critical Discourse Analysis'

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch break

13.30 - 15.00:

Parallel Session 2A

  • Dan Wang, 'Disease Metaphor in Chinese Real Estate Discourse: a CDA Approach'
  • Lorraine Ramos, 'Spanish Heritage Language Students' use of Metaphor in University Level Writing'
  • Magdalena Drewniak, 'The high class discourse: the cultureme cham as a means of conveying the negative image of peasants in the Polish language'

Parallel Session 2B

  • Jacopo Castaldi, 'Critical Discourse Studies and Hegemony – A Gramscian Approach'
  • Stefan Breitrück, 'Deleuze Reading Foucault: The Rhizomatics of Discourse and Power'
  • Recep Onursal, 'Hegemony and the logics of Kurdish Conflict in Turkey'

15.00 - 15.30: Tea/coffee break

15.30 - 16.30:

Parallel Session 3A

  • Bartosz Pietrzak, 'What about peace in pre-Islamic Arabic society? An example of lexical-conceptual analysis on the lexicon of the pre-Islamic Arabic poetic koiné dialect'
  • Maria Atmania, 'Communicating through Music: A Critical Stylistic Approach to Lyrical Protests and Public Chants during the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt'

Parallel Session 3B

  • Halima Benzdira, 'Investigation of Politeness Patterns in Email Requests: Case Study of Algerian Ph.D. Female Students at UK Universities'
  • Katrin Renkwitz, 'Showing Patterns in the Intonation of Apologies Based on the Severity of the Offense'

16.30 - 17.30: Wine Reception

Visit the event web page

Registration is open until 2 July 2018; please see the page here.


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