Call for papers

We encourage different kinds of paper. Please specify in your abstract which you are proposing. Please send your abstract* in Word format without personal identification and with covering letter to our e-mail Call for papers closes on April 2nd 2022. Notification of acceptance by May 27th.

The number of on-site participants will be limited due to room capacity. All papers will be delivered in presence, it will however be possible to attend the conference via Zoom.

Abstracts' word limit: 500 words + references and any eventual short concordances or figures.

Research papers

We invite papers which include corpus approaches to:

  • discourse organisation, including cohesion and coherence, lexical priming
  • scientific, technological and medical discourse
  • discourses of political institutions, political and media interaction
  • new media, social media, hybrid text types
  • academic and educational discourses
  • studies of historical documents
  • discourse analyses of socially important issues
  • language ideology and /or policy
  • discourse/s and identity
  • translation studies
  • stylistics and literary studies
  • discourse/s in language acquisition and language teaching
  • discourse/s in languages for specialised purposes
  • investigations of non-literal language in discourse (e.g. metaphor, metonymy, irony)
  • comparative studies of different discourse/s and discourse types
  • comparative studies of discourse/s and/or language change over different periods of time
  • investigations of cultural and cross-cultural topics


Position papers

We also welcome papers which include reflective considerations on theoretical-methodological issues. These might include discussion of questions such as:

  • How is the combination of corpus methodologies and discourse analysis developing?
  • What are the potential future directions of corpus and discourse analysis?
  • What counts as best practice and are there any practices best avoided?
  • How can we increase our awareness and reflexivity as researchers in this field?
  • What forms can triangulation in corpus and discourse take?
  • Searching for similarities; searching for absences from a corpus.
  • What new software may be of particular relevance to the area?
  • What challenges do particular forms of corpus and discourse face? (e.g. analysis of social media, hybrid media, responsive analysis of fast-moving topics, analysis of historical discourse/s etc.)
  • What can a corpus and discourse approach do with big data that was not collected/designed for corpus work?
  • ‘Pure’ research, applied research, and committed (or ‘caring’) research into discourse using corpora. How are they defined? What are their relative merits? Are they always compatible?


Research posters

For work-in-progress, projects in the early stages of development or descriptions of new corpora, we encourage poster presentations.