MAPD 2020 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Political Discourse

Following on from previous “Political Discourse - Multidisciplinary Approaches” conferences in London (2016) and Edinburgh (2018), we are pleased to announce MAPD 2020 (Multidisciplinary Approaches to Political Discourse) will take place in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool on 25-26 June 2020.

Thirty Years since the Fall of Communism: Visual Narratives, Memory and Culture

A joint project of the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, the Faculty of Letters, and the Cross-border Faculty of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, the conference is intended as a cultural forum for imparting knowledge and research on the textuality and representation of recent, lived history, from different yet interrelated angles:


This year ASMI annual conference will explore themes of populism in Italy. From 1994 until the present day, the President of the Italian Republic has sworn in five governments which can be labelled as ‘populist’. From the first government of the post-Tangentopoli era, led by Berlusconi, to the ideologically ambiguous Five Star Movement-Lega coalition government in 2018. These developments in Italian politics raise a number of questions regarding the relationship not only between populism and democracy but also between populism and Italian character or Italian culture.

Sociolinguistics Symposium 23

As a premier gathering of international sociolinguists, this biennial event has emerged as a unique and innovative forum to develop and exchange new ideas, broaden the scope of the discipline, and create new academic networks. From its beginnings as a small meeting of UK-based academics in 1976, the Sociolinguistic Symposium has grown into the largest sociolinguistic conference in the world. Its Hong Kong edition will mark the conference’s first appearance in Asia.

4th International Conference on Political Linguistics (PL2020)

Submitted by Piotr Cap on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 18:30

The aim of the conference is to convene scholars from a wide range of disciplines, interested, broadly speaking, in the rich and heterogeneous but thus yet to become better demarcated area of intersection of language/discourse and the political sphere (i.e. politics, both in its institutionalized and everyday dimensions). The general purpose is to explore and deepen ways of analyzing language as a political instrument, a political theme, and a political domain.

9th Lodz Symposium on New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics (NDLP2020)

Submitted by Piotr Cap on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 18:16

Marking the 15th anniversary of the establishment of Department of Pragmatics at the University of Łódź, this 9th edition of the NDLP conference series will respond to a surge of new research in pragmatics, with a view to bringing together the novel, empirically, experimentally and clinically based models, and classical topics and frameworks such as Gricean pragmatics, Speech Act Theory and presupposition.

REMINDER CFP PANEL: Global Discourses (and Counter-Discourses) of Hostility in the Social Media Age

We invite submission of abstracts for a panel entitled Global Discourses (and Counter-Discourses) of Hostility in the Social Media Age, to be proposed as part of the ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue) Conference, to be held on 19-21 September 2019 at the University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy.

Multimodal Research 2019 - International Conference: 08-11 December 2019

Submitted by Yulia Khan on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 03:35
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary in 2019, the AUT Multimodal Research Centre, Auckland, New Zealand is organising a special event to highlight the impact of multimodality across various academic fields marking key theoretical developments and their application in the current and forthcoming works. The focus of the Multimodal Research 2019 conference is diverse application of multimodal theory and methodology. The conference is hosted by Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, the largest city of New Zealand.