We are pleased to announce that the 8th Conference for Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) will take place from 7-9 July 2020 and will be hosted by the University of Huddersfield, UK. There will be a one-day pre-conference workshop on critical stylistic and corpus approaches to CDA on Monday 6 July and there will be a post-conference excursion (see Social Programme) on 10 July for those interested in joining us.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Reconciling rigour and context in CDA’ and whilst we hope to receive abstracts across the usual wide range of topics and approaches, we are asking participants to engage with this general theme in the way that they present their research, both in the abstract and the presentation itself.
CADAAD conferences promote current directions and new developments in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research. We welcome papers which, from a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, ecological or professional discourses and genres. We especially welcome papers which (critically) re-examine existing frameworks for critical discourse research as well as those that highlight and apply new methodologies sourced from anywhere across the humanities, social and cognitive sciences.