Thursday 13.09.2012

09:00-09:15 Welcome & housekeeping

09:15-10:05 CADS: When challenges are virtues: Alan Partington, University of Bologna, Italy

10:05-10:40 Modern-diachronic corpus-assisted discourse studies (MD-CADS) using the SiBol sister newspaper corpora: Alison Duguid, University of Siena, Italy

10:40-11:10 Coffee/tea break

11:10-11:45 Times, they are a-changeable”: Different MD-CADS perspectives on tracking the “Arab Spring”: Anna Marchi, Lancaster University, UK

11:50-13:20 Parallel sessions A & B

13:20-15:00 Lunch

15:00-17:30 Parallel sessions C & D

17:00-17:30 Coffee/tea break

17:30-18:00 Keywords: appropriate metrics and practical issues: Costas Gabrielatos, Edge Hill University and Anna Marchi, Lancaster University, UK

18:00-18:55 Textual colligation: where corpus linguistics and discourse analysis meet: Michael Hoey, University of Liverpool, UK

18:55-19:00 Housekeeping

Friday 14.09.2012

08:50-09:30 Beyond corpus and discourse analysis? The possibilities and challenges of triangulation in CADS: Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney, Australia (via video link)

9:30-10:05 Corpus-based methodology and (critical) discourse studies: context, content, computation: Costas Gabrielatos, Edge Hill University, UK

10:05-11:00 Primed for violence: discourse, persuasion and violence: Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, UK

11:00-11:30 Coffee/tea break

11:30-12:05 And there it isn’t: (how) can we access the absent using CADS?:  Charlotte Taylor, University of Portsmouth, UK

12:05-13:00 Keywords: signposts to objectivity?: Paul Baker, Lancaster University, UK

13:00-14:40 Lunch

14:40-16:40 Parallel sessions E & F

16:40-17:10 Coffee/tea break

17:10-17:45 From “lexical computing” to “corpus linguistics” to “CADS”: A historical perspective: Ramesh Krishnamurthy, University of Aston, UK

17:45-18:55 Round table

18:55-19:00 Final housekeeping

  • Keynote speakers = 55 minutes (talk =40, questions=15)
  • Plenary talks = 35 minutes (talk =25, questions=10)
  • Session talks = 30 minutes (talk =20, questions=10)

Parallel sessions

Session A (Sala Poeti): Comparing cultural perspectives

A diachronic corpus-based analysis of the terms ‘housewife’ and ‘shufu’ in British and Japanese newspaper articles

Keiko Tsuchiya, Tokai University, Japan.

Kumiko Murata, Waseda University, Japan.

Portrait of a Prime Minister

Caroline Clark, University of Padova, Italy.

How does Korean society accept multiculturalism? A corpus-based analysis of discourse representation in the press

Ji-Myoung Choi, Yonsei University, Korea.


Session B (Laboratorio 1): Methods and techniques

Searching for similarity using corpus-assisted discourse studies

Charlotte Taylor, Portsmouth University

Analysis of keywords in Czech political texts

Václav Cvrček, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Masako Ueda Fidler, Brown University, USA.

Triangulating corpus data for the analysis of scientific discourse across languages: the case of the contextual aspect of authorship

Oana Maria Carciu, University of Zaragoza, Spain.


Session C (Sala Poeti): Scientific and academic discourse

“The results demonstrate that …”. A corpus-based analysis of secondary clauses in medical posters.

Stefania Maci, University of Bergamo.

At the crossroads between subject and object of research: negotiating discoursal identity in academic writing

Federica Ferrari, University of Bologna, Italy.

Engagement analysis between the traditional and postmodern history thesis corpora.

Tomoko Sawaki, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

What are all these corpus linguists talking about? An MD-CADS content analysis of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.

Jane Johnson, University of Bologna, Italy.


Session D (Laboratorio 1): Orality

Corpus-assisted discourse analysis: an interdisciplinary resource?

Alison Sealey, University of Birmingham, UK.

Appraising security across the years. A synergy between corpus and system.

Cinzia Spinzi, Bologna University

Adjective evaluation in spoken interaction.

Georgia Fragaki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Rethinking dysphemisms and euphemisms: a corpus-based constructional approach to

Italian taboo language.

Matteo di Cristofaro, Lancaster University, UK.


Session E (Sala Poeti): Discourses in and about conflict

“We don’t torture”: a Corpus-assisted Critical Discourse Analysis of New York Times articles on the War on Terror.

Will Lingle:  Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan.

Finding the agent: questions of blame in newspaper representations of French urban violence in 2005.

Laura Costelloe, University of Limerick, Ireland

Competing and hybridized Discourses over Renminbi Appreciation: A Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS) approach.

Liu Ming, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

The 1925 Scopes Trial: A Discursive Event in Shaping Modern Discourses on Evolution

Shala Barczewska, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland.


Session F (Laboratorio 1): Discourse and grammar

Formal, syntactic, semantic and textual features of English shell nouns

Miguel-Angel Benitez-Castro, University of Granada, Spain.

Paul Thompson, University of Birmingham, UK.

Evaluation through retrospective labels in Spanish editorials: a CADS approach

Dámaso Izquierdo-Alegría & Ramón González-Ruiz, Universidad de Navarra, Spain.

Tendency for causality in implicit discourse relations

Fatemeh Torabi Asr & Vera Demberg, Saarland University, Germany.

Can do – but able to? The occurrence patterns in informal communication corpora and what they might tell us.

Dr Michael Pace-Sigge, University of Liverpool, UK.