Call for Papers: First International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse


The Department of Applied Linguistics at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and the Research Group of Studies on Specific Languages (Grupo de análisis de lenguas de especialidad- GALE) are delighted to announce the 1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse from 22 to 24 November 2017.

This conference aims to provide language researchers an opportunity to present and communicate their work from a variety of corpus analysis and academic discourse studies perspectives. For the 1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse, it has been decided that particular attention will be paid to corpus studies and academic discourse analysis (whether monolingual or multilingual). The particular aim of the 1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse is thus to examine the means by which corpus linguistics attempts to detect and analyse different aspects of academic discourse, with the ultimate aim of better understanding how they function in the language system.

Plenary speakers:

Paul Rayson- Lancaster University

Antonio Briz- Universitat de València

Ruslan Mitkov- University of Wolverhampton Francisco Alonso- Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

As well as the general conference theme, the conference committee invites contributions relating to the following 6 specific topics:

  1. Corpora and academic language teaching
  2. Corpus-based lexicology
  3. Pragmatic studies on academic discourse
  4. Corpora, translation and terminology studies
  5. Tools for academic discourse studies
  6. Corpus linguistics and academic languages for specific purposes

Instructions for submissions:

Submissions should present either complete research, or research in progress where at least some substantial results have been achieved. Submissions should be written according to the following guidelines:

  • Abstracts of 250-300 words, excluding the word count for references. The abstract will be submitted to review and should be formatted following the following style:
    • Surname, given name, affiliation, e-mail
    • Title, centred, bold, font Times New Roman 14 pts
    • Keywords, italics, font Times New Roman 12 pts, below the title
    • Main text, justified, font Times New Roman 12 pts, linear interspacing 1
    • References
  • The author(s) should assign the paper to one of the 6 specific topics mentioned above.
  • To submit a proposal for the conference, please go to the CAAD17 site.

Important dates:

  • 3  July 2017:  Deadline for submissions
  • 28 July  2017: Notification of acceptance
  • 1 September 2017: Registration begins
  • 15 October 2017: End of registration for authors
  • 24 November 2017: End of registration
  • 20 December 2017: Submission of complete papers for their publication



Special CFP: Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie

New Deadline: July 17, 2017

Special CFP: Play, visual strategies and innovative approaches to graduate student writing development

The Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie invites submissions on playfulness, visual strategies, and alternative or innovative approaches to graduate student writing development. The deadline for submissions is July 17, 2017.

The guest editors invite submissions that respond to any of the following questions:

  • What alternative or innovative pedagogies inspire graduate students to think deeply about their research and to write with confidence?
  • How might playfulness, visual strategies and alternative or innovative approaches be important for graduate student writing development?
  • What are some challenges with using playful or visual approaches to engaging with writing/stumbling blocks? What are some successes?
  • What strategies or tactics do supervisors, writing centre tutors or teaching assistants use to support post/graduate students with navigating stuck places?
  • While there is a sense that space is important in the pedagogies of research writing literature, how space is conceptualised and applied in the research writing literature is limited. As such, how might an understanding of liminal writing spaces be informed by theories of place, space, and embodiment?

Theoretical and empirical submissions, as well as reflections on practice, are invited.

Please note: The deadline for submissions is July 17, 2017.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should not exceed 9,000 words (including references and appendices), and should be submitted electronically in MSword (.doc or .docx format). Please refer to the APA Handbook (6th edition) for style guidelines. Manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered suitable for review. Please note: The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2017. Online submissions are made using a registered account here.

Special Section Editors

Authors are encouraged to email the special section editors with their questions.

Britt Amell, PhD Student, Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies, Carleton University

Cecile Badenhorst, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Memorial University

Closing Note for CASDW 2017

Message from Boba Samuels, CASDW-ACR President

The Ninth Annual CASDW Conference was a great success! It was wonderful to see so many people at Ryerson this year. Many thanks to everyone who participated, especially those who presented, those who reviewed proposals, those who served on the Executive and on committees this past year, and those who volunteered to take up new positions in our organization.

We look forward to seeing you all in Regina next year!

Welcome Message for CASDW 2017

Message from Boba Samuels, CASDW-ACR President

Welcome, CASDW conference participants! I look forward to welcoming everyone to our 9th Annual CASDW-ACR Conference beginning this Saturday at Ryerson University.

The weather in Toronto this weekend promises to be a mix of sun/cloud/rain with temperatures around 16 degrees C, so come prepared for anything. Please also consider joining us for our annual dinner on Sunday night. Contact Brock MacDonald to arrange payment if you’ve already registered (as you can’t go back into the online registration and add the banquet fee later).

Andrea Williams has been hard at working organizing our sessions and activities. We begin on Saturday morning at 8:45 in the Library (Lib 72). Copies of the agenda for our Annual General Meeting on Monday will be available on Saturday morning. Please plan to attend and shape CASDW into the organization we want and need.

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