University of Naples "L'Orientale" invites researchers and scholars to submit proposals for individual papers on the theme "Language and Diversity Discourse"
The Conference, scheduled on 10-12 October 2013 in Naples, will prompt a reflection on:
  • the relationship between language and ethnic and cultural identity
  • the relationship between language and gender and/or sexual identity, and
  • any form of language diversification arising from contamination/hybridization/migration of genre(s), discourse(s) and text typologies.

Abstracts (250-350 words) for 20-minute presentations should refer to any field related to:

  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Linguistic and cultural mediation
  • Translation perspectives
  • EFL, ESL, ELF, ESP and Corpus Linguistics
  • Language crossing, switching, and mixing
  • Language variation and language change
  • Multimodal, digital and audio-visual discourse(s)
  • Contrastive Pragmatics.

Deadline to submit abstracts: 30 June 2013.
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