Past, present and future of discourse studies
Warsaw, 14 – 16 May, 2015

The organizers of this conference invite scholars working in various realms of discourse research, ranging from textology and linguistics of discourse, through discourse analysis to (interdisciplinary) critical discourse studies. Our key purpose is to explore the various ways of doing discourse analysis, historically and presently.

The main topics include:
- historical traditions and evolutionary tendencies in (situated) discourse research in Europe; national, linguistic, regional, institutional and sub-disciplinary variation;
- current models of and orientations to ‘doing discourse’: foci, emphases, biases;
- the future of discourse research and discourse education in Europe in view of: fragmentation and specialization of discourse studies; rising interdisciplinarity of scholarship; globalization and English as lingua franca; market ideologies in research/education;
- discourse analysis, critical discourse studies and social critique in addressing key European issues today.

Plenary speakers:
Prof. Britt-Louise Gunnarsson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Prof. Istvan Kecskes (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)
Prof. Andrej Kibrik (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
Prof. Theo van Leeuwen (Syddansk Universitet, Denmark)
Prof. Irina Oukhvanova (Belarusian State University, Minsk)
Prof. Werner Schneider (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Prof. Danuta Ulicka (University of Warsaw, Poland)

The languages of the conference will be English and German. Plenary lectures will be given in English.

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts of no more than 300 words including references should be sent as MS Word attachment to by 31 January 2015. Please include in the body of the email but not in the abstract itself your name, affiliation and email address. Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 28 February 2015.

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