Discourses of the Ukrainian Conflict: Linguistic Creativity in the Time of Crisis

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We invite submission of abstracts for a panel entitled “Discourses of the Ukrainian Conflict: Linguistic Creativity in the Time of Crisis”, to be proposed as a part of The Seventh International Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD 2018), which will take place 4-6 July 2018 and will be hosted by Aalborg University, Denmark.

This panel welcomes contributions that highlight discursive practices prompted by the situation of crisis and investigate the trends in language aggression, framing, evaluation, persuasion, and other elements of conflict communication from a discourse-analytical perspective. Since the turbulent political, social, and military situation in Ukraine has triggered an extraordinary upsurge in linguistic creativity, we are especially interested in research that focuses on such innovation, its causes, sources, and functions in various spheres of communication. We hope the discussion will advance the understanding of the relationship between language, discourse, and society through highlighting the complex interrelation of linguistic and extra-linguistic phenomena in the time of crisis and through attention to the active and deliberate communicative activity of the discourse participants.
We invite papers based on authentic discourse data in the public sphere, especially in informal media, such as social networks, as well as in traditional media; corpus-assisted discourse studies are particularly welcome.

The papers may focus on a variety of topics, and may cover (among others) such areas as:
• Conflict and aggression
• Power, oppression, or legitimation
• Identity construction and management
• Humor in the time of crisis
• Media and technology and their role in shaping discourses of crisis
• Narratives of political parties, institutions, or social movements
• Military action narratives
• Gender in crisis discourse
• Migration, integration, and discrimination
• History and memory
• Contested categorization, contested framing
• Nation, nationalism, and populism
• Health and mental health
• Business and economics

A range of approaches and different theoretical and analytical perspectives are welcome, including but not limited to:
• Conversation and Discourse Analysis
• Corpus Linguistics
• Cognitive Linguistics
• Discursive Psychology
• Ethnography of Communication
• Forensic Linguistics
• Functional Linguistics
• Multimodality
• Pragmatics and Argumentation Theory
• Sociolinguistics

Please sent abstracts of 300-350 words (excluding references) as MS Word (.doc or .docx) attachment to linguisticukraine@gmail.com. Please include in your abstract: 3-5 keywords, type of data, methodology, expected outcome and possible contribution to the field, and a short bibliography. Make sure to remove identifying information from the text of the abstract, but please include (1) your name, (2) affiliation, and (3) email address in the body of the email.

Submissions are due by October 12th at the latest. Notification of acceptance of the panel will be sent on January 15th. All abstracts will also be subject to the general CADAAD review process and will need to be submitted to the system by November 15. Notification of acceptance for the general session will be communicated on February 15, 2018.

Please contact Natalia Knoblock at nlknoblo@svsu.edu with any questions regarding submission.

The papers presented at the panel will be submitted to an international publisher as a part of an edited volume. More information available on the CADAAD 2018 website: http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/

Organizer
Aalborg University
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Natalia Knoblock