Pragmatika Centrum - Országos Kutatóközpont

CFP: DiscourseNet 20

DiscourseNet 20

17-19 May, 2018
Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary

Exploring Fuzzy Boundaries in Discourse Studies

The aim of the 20th DiscourseNet conference is to focus on the multifarious aspects of fuzzy boundaries in the field of discourse studies. The field of discourse studies itself is marked by complex boundary work and a certain degree of fuzziness regarding the use of linguistic categories. Moreover, fuzziness and boundary work are also inherent dimensions of cognition and subjectivity, it can therefore be considered a fundamental feature of the discursive construction of reality. This conference explores the different ways in which fuzziness operates in empirically observable discourse.

The deadline has been extended, abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted in English by 1st October to Ez az e-mail cím a spamrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát. . The presentations (15 minutes) are normally also in English but other languages are negotiable after the individual panels have taken shape. Notifications of acceptance are expected to be communicated by late October 2017.

Reflecting fuzzy boundaries and the diversity of disciplines in Discourse Studies,
Christopher Hart (Lancaster University, UK) and
Heike Pichler (Newcastle University, UK)
have confirmed their participation as plenary speakers

After the conference, a book proposal for a thematic volume (or possibly two) based on selected conference papers will be submitted to Palgrave Macmillan for the "Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse" series.

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All the best wishes,

Dr. Furkó B. Péter / Peter B. Furko, PhD
tanszékvezető / head of department
egyetemi docens / associate professor
Angol Nyelvészeti Tanszék / Department of English Linguistics
Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem / Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary