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5th International Language in the Media Conference

This is the fifth in a biennial series of international conferences organized around the role of the media in relation to the representation, construction and production of language (held previously at University of Leeds, University of Washington, and University of Limerick).

The primary theme of the 2013 conference will be on journalism – in its many historical and contemporary manifestations – and its redefinition in the face of social media and established practice, taking its cue from the confluence of historic Fleet Street and new media and digital innovation in London.

Topics pertaining to participation, authorship, history, editorial selection, social memory, community engagement, place, and technology as it informs practice and change will underscore the theme, alongside new and traditional work on media representation, social meaning, multimodality, visual communication, genres of text and talk, and mobilities. Sociolinguistic, sociocultural, and text- or talk-related media analysis frameworks in relation to corpus linguistics, film studies, linguistic ethnography and anthropology, social semiotics, discourse analysis, and pragmatics are welcome.

Alongside this focus, the 2013 conference, as it has done from its inception in 2005, will continue to prioritize papers which address the range of sociolinguistic topics in relation to the media broadly defined: language standardization and style; literacy policy and practice; language acquisition; multilingualism and cross-/inter-cultural communication; communication in professional contexts; representations of speech, thought, and writing; language and class, dis/ability, race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality and age; political discourse, commerce and global capitalism; language and education.

We invite you to submit abstracts for papers that explore these themes.

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Meeting Location:
Queen Mary, University of London (UK)

Contact Information:
Colleen Cotter
[email protected]

Meeting Dates:
Sep 28, 2013 to Sep 30, 2013

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 15-Feb-2013 until 30-Apr-2013.

5th International Language in the Media Conference