Language and Society: Workshop

Department of Discourse Studies,
Institute of Applied Linguistics
University of Warsaw
invites to

Language and Society: Workshop in Communication and Discourse Studies
Warsaw, 13 May 2015

We kindly invite all graduate students, researchers and other young scholars interested in Discourse Studies to take part in a special Workshop organised as part of the GlobE conference on May 13th, 2015.

The Workshop will be run by two renowned scholars in the field of discourse studies:
Istvan Kecskes – Professor of Linguistics and Communication at the State University of New York, Albany and the President of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA)
Crispin Thurlow – Professor of Language and Communication in the Institute of English Languages and Literatures at the University of Bern

The main theme of the Workshop is modern communication. While English as a lingua franca and its communicative patterns (speakers’ thought processes and linguistic conventions) will be the focus of Professor Kecskes’ talk, Professor Thurlow will discuss news reports and digital discourse, the workings of technology and its implications for mediatized language.

The workshop is scheduled as follows.
15:00-17:00
Istvan Kecskes: “Tell me about it”: Formulaic language use in English Lingua Franca
17:00-19:00
Crispin Thurlow Making Sense of Digital Discourse: Ideologies, Methodologies, Multimodalities

We accept applications to take part in the workshop until 5 May 2015 (final date). Please send your application to: globe.ils@uw.edu.pl

Admission free.

workshop programme

workshop poster