6th New Zealand Discourse Conference

Registration deadline
55 Wellesley St
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

The New Zealand Discourse Conference is a cornerstone event for research applying discourse analytic approaches. The 6th New Zealand Discourse Conference also includes an emphasis on multimodal discourse analysis.

Keynote speakers

• Michael Bamberg, Professor of Psychology, Clark University, USA
• David Barton, Professor of Language and Literacy, Lancaster University, UK
• Theo van Leeuwen, Emeritus Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
• Sigrid Norris, Professor of Multimodal (Inter)action, Auckland University of
Technology, New Zealand


Conference dates

6 – 9 December, 2017

Submissions and topics

Submissions are invited for the 6th New Zealand Discourse Conference from academics and others interested in discourse analysis that address theoretical, methodological or empirical research in a variety of applications.

Possible topics include:

• Art and creativity
• Culture and identity
• Environment and sustainability
• Gender and performativity
• Geosemiotics
• Health and wellbeing
• Indigenous studies
• Institutions and organisations
• Interpreting and translation
• Knowledge and learning
• Language and communication
• Language policy
• Mediated discourse
• Migrant and refugee studies
• Multimodal critical discourse
• Multimodal discourse
• Multimodality of identity
• Multimodal interactions
• Multimodal texts/artefacts
• Nexus analysis
• Other
• Sound and music
• Sports and lifestyle
• Technology and media

2017 Abstract submission deadlines

19 February, decision by 3 March 2017

14 May, decision by 27 May 2017

16 July, decision by 28 July 2017


Opening March 2017


AUT University
55 Wellesley St
Auckland CBD 1010
New Zealand
Contact person
Jesse Pirini