суббота, 25 февраля 2012 г.

Історія української соціології

По просьбам студентов выложил тексты лекций по истории украинской социологии.

Они изданы в 2004, поэтому кое-что в последней лекции может быть не вполне правильным, но в целом - нормально, я думаю.


четверг, 23 февраля 2012 г.

Traditions of Discourse and Discourse Analysis

Critical Discourse Studies - Virtual Special Issues

Five virtual special issues are being made available, collecting articles from Critical Discourse Studies. This first one is titled Traditions of Discourse and Discourse Analysis; there will be four further issues throughout 2012.

There are 4 free to download articles in this issue, and four others that we feel deserve a wider readership.

It would be great if you could circulate this link to your various networks, and consider putting this issue (or future ones) on student reading lists.


вторник, 21 февраля 2012 г.

Discourse and Interaction


2nd Nordic Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Interaction
Linköping, Sweden, 21-23 November 2012

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 March 2012

After its initial successes in Aalborg, Denmark, in November 2010, NORDISCO is emerging as a biennial event, whose goal is to create a Nordic and Baltic forum bringing together researchers and doctoral students who are investigating discourse and interaction from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. It is now our pleasure at Linköping University, Sweden, to host NORDISCO 2012, in the hope that the second Nordic and Baltic interdisciplinary conference will give rise to creative synergies and facilitate new networks, crossing both geographical and disciplinary borders.

The focus of the conference is on the organisation, structure and constitution of text, discourse, talk and social interaction. We therefore welcome researchers' contributions from different and diverse fields of enquiry, including - but not limited to - discourse studies, conversation analysis, discursive psychology, critical discourse analysis, interaction analysis, rhetoric, narrative analysis, discourse theory, political discourse analysis, social semiotics, multimodal discourse analysis, applied linguistics, gesture studies and communication activism, as well as approaches to discourse and interaction to be found in sociology, political science, environmental science, economics, media studies and cultural studies.

The CONFERENCE will consist of parallel paper sessions and four plenary presentations by leading researchers representing different domains of study. We are happy to be able to confirm plenaries by Anssi Peräkylä (Helsinki), Elizabeth Lanza (Oslo), Inger Lassen (Aalborg), and Jan Anward (Linköping). As a special pre-conference event in the morning before the official conference, there will also be four WORKSHOPS, organised by our plenary speakers.

We invite submissions for paper presentations (20 minutes for presentation, to be followed by 5 minutes for questions) to be scheduled in parallel sessions. We will consider abstract proposals for concluded research projects as well as work-in-progress. Unfortunately, due to technical problems, we cannot at present process any abstracts. We are sorry about the inconvenience it may cause. We are working on a solution to the problem and will inform everyone as soon as the system is up and running again! We expect that the problem is solved well before the deadline for abstract submissions on the 15 March. Once the system is working, abstracts may be submitted following the instructions found at "Abstract submissions" on the conference webpage: http://www.liu.se/ikk/nordisco.

Presentations may be given in English or in a Nordic/Baltic language (if preferred). Please indicate your language preference when you submit your abstract. It is expected that presentations in specific languages will be clustered together when appropriate. The specific form (length, format, etc.) of the non-English slots will remain open until the organisers know how many non-English submissions they have received.

Abstracts will be reviewed for quality, relevance, topicality and originality by the 2nd NORDISCO scientific committee:
Jan Anward (Linköping), Mathias Broth (Linköping), Asta Cekaite (Linköping), Jakob Cromdal (Linköping), Marianne Winther Jørgensen (Linköping), Leelo Keevallik (Linköping), Elizabeth Lanza (Oslo), Inger Lassen (Aalborg), Angelika Linke (Linköping), Nigel Musk (Linköping), Karin Osvaldsson (Linköping), Charlotta Plejert (Linköping), Sari Pietikäinen (Jyväskylä) and Anssi Peräkylä (Helsinki).

We look forward to receiving your abstract proposals and hope to see you all in Linköping!

The NORDISCO 2012 organising committee
Alia Amir
Mathias Broth
Eva Carlestål
Asta Cekaite
Gwenaëlle Clairet
Leelo Keevallik
Nigel Musk
Charlotta Plejert

Network: Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University, Sweden
Participants: Alia Amir
Mathias Broth
Eva Carlestål
Asta Cekaite
Gwenaëlle Clairet
Leelo Keevallik
Nigel Musk
Charlotta Plejert

Contact person: Charlotta Plejert
email: charlotta.plejert@liu.se
telephone: +46 (0)13 28 28 12
Address: Department of Culture and Communication
Linköping University
S-581 83 Linköping

пятница, 17 февраля 2012 г.

Communication, Cognition and Media: Political and economic discourse

II International Conference on Communication, Cognition and Media: Political and economic discourse
Catholic University of Portugal, Braga, Portugal

Call deadline: March 31, 2012

Plenary speakers

Mats Alvesson (Lund University, Sweden)
Patrick Charaudeau (Universite Paris 13, CNRS, France)
Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England, UK)
Veronika Koller (Lancaster University, UK)
Joao Cesar das Neves (Catholic University of Portugal)
Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University, UK)

The Conference aims to promote interdisciplinary research into the cognitive, socio-cultural, functional-pragmatic, linguistic and semiotic dimensions of political and economic discourse, organizational and businesses discourse, including their various, new and traditional genres and underlining empirical methodologies. It brings together Critical Discourse Analysis and Communication Studies traditions, the Cognitive Linguistics paradigm and other cognitively and socially oriented approaches to political and economic discourse.

Within this sociocognitive and interdisciplinary context of research into political and economic discourse, papers are invited on the following (non exclusive) themes and topics:
  • conceptual metaphor and metonymy, image schemas and conceptual blending in political and economic discourse
  • cognitive frames and cultural cognitive models in political and economic communication
  • construal and perspectivization operations (profiling, salience, distribution of attention, force dynamics, intersubjectivity) and their semantic, grammatical and pragmatic expressions within political and economic discourse
  • overt and covert, conscious and unconscious ideologies in political and economic discourse, sociopolitical and socio-economic ideologies, ideologies of crosscultural otherness
  • discursive representations of national, ethnic, collective and corporate identities
  • psychological, linguistic and semiotic strategies for manipulation in political and economic discourse
  • political and economic rhetoric; corporate promotional communication; structures and strategies of argumentation, persuasion and propaganda
  • traditional and new genres in political, economic, business and organizational communication; political speeches, campaigns, debates, interviews, elections, talk shows, blogs, parliamentary discourses; public relations, advertising, marketing, management, customer chat forums; new hybrid genres in the Internet
  • multimodality in political and economic/business communication
  • interplay between political and economic communication, interdiscursivity and intertextuality, political economy and economic politics
  • the media agents in political and economic discourse; political and economic journalism, advertising and marketing
  • language variation and change and crosscultural variation in political and economic discourse
  • globalization and localization of political and economic discourse; supra-national, corporate and sub-national political and economic organizations
  • discursive legitimization of political and economic power; political polarization, socio-economic Darwinism, and economic imperialism
  • perception of political and economic actors; social attitudes to political and economic discourse
  • political and economic systems, political and economic behavior, public policies, political and economic audiences
  • immigration, multiculturalism, racism and ethnic or nationalist conflicts
  • corpus analysis of political and economic discourse and the implementation of advanced quantitative and multivariate techniques
  • language training of politicians, economists and business people.
For further information, please visit the conference website http://www.cicom2012.org email: cicom2012@gmail.com

пятница, 10 февраля 2012 г.

The Mission of Humanities Universities in Eastern and Central Europe: Between Training and Bildung

The European Humanities University (EHU) will host an international academic conference in Vilnius to discuss whether higher education institutions in Central and Eastern Europe should focus on training future employees or on developing well-rounded, critically-thinking individuals.

The conference, which will take place June 6-7, 2012, is titled “The Mission of Humanities Universities in Eastern and Central Europe: Between Training and Bildung”. Scholars and guests will discuss whether the traditional liberal arts model is compatible with modern realities.

The conference is one of the key events commemorating the 20th anniversary of EHU's founding.
University faculty, experts, and social and political leaders are encouraged to submit their proposals for presentations during the conference by the end of March 2012. Presentations can cover a range of topics, such as the challenges of the Bologna Process for national university policy; integrative university education; evidence based research, and many others. A full list of topics and application requirements can be found on the website http://conferences.ehu.lt/index.php/humanities/2012 .

воскресенье, 5 февраля 2012 г.

Презентація збірника «Україна. Процеси націотворення»

9 лютого 2012 р. о 18-00 в «Книгарні Є» у Харкові (вул. Сумська, 3) відбудеться презентація збірника, упорядкованого д-ром Андреасом Капеллером «Україна. Процеси націотворення» (Київ: КІС, 2011).

Даний збірник є однією із найконцептуальніших праць з приводу осмислення української історії ХІХ – ХХ ст., проблем формування української нації та національної ідеології, виданих останнім часом. Робота охоплює питання від особливостей сучасної української історіографії, ранньомодерного коріння української нації, роль міста та села в націотворчих процесах до ідеології ОУН щодо розбудови нації, особливості перетину національних та гендерних досліджень в Україні, сучасні мовні та політичні проблеми.

Своїми роздумами у книжці діляться як західні науковці (Андреас Капеллер, Орест Субтельний, Франк Сисин, Анна Вероніка Вендланд, Франк Гольчевськи і багато інших), так і українські історики і політологи (Андрій Портнов, Ярослав Грицак, Микола Рябчук).

В ході презентації планується дискусія про особливості українського націотворення.

Вступне слово: директор Австрійського культурного форуму, доктор Якуб Форст-Баттаглія.

Модератор: Владислав Яценко (кандидат історичних наук, докторант інституту української археографії та джерелознавства ім. М. Грушевського НАН України).

Дискутанти: Володимир Маслійчук (кандидат історичних наук, науковий редактор перекладу книжки «Україна. Процеси націотворення», редактор сайту historians.in.ua); Володимир Склокін (кандидат історичних наук, перекладач та редактор перекладів сучасних польських історіографів).

Discourse Context & Media

Discourse Context & Media
new journal

This year we are starting a new journal, Discourse, Context & Media, published by Elsevier. There has been a lot of exciting work at the intersection of discourse and media in the last twenty years, as evidenced by seminars, workshops, conference panels, and special issues of journals. But studies of media discourse often have to be shoehorned into linguistics journals, where they may not be seen as foregrounding linguistic issues, or cut back for communication journals, where editors and referees may have little patience with the detailed analysis that discourse analysts, conversation analysts, corpus researchers, and sociolinguists bring to media texts. The new journal is planned around the kind of interdisciplinary discourse analysis now emerging on such topics as new media, mobile media, social networks, viral advertising, changes in journalistic practice, changes in political communication, and new kinds of audiences.
There are three ways you may be able to help us: contributing, suggesting topics, and/or reviewing.

Contributing: We would particularly like to see a broad range of articles in the first issues, in terms of the kinds of media analysed, the languages studied, the academic approaches, and the disciplines of authors, so that potential contributors to later volumes can see the breadth of the field and the kind of scholarly rigour that it demands. Please pass this message on to anyone you know who is working on a paper on media discourse that they might want to submit.

Topics: If you are aware of emerging areas or cross-disciplinary intersections that you think have not been sufficiently covered by existing outlets, maybe something you would like to read about, rather than something you are writing about yourself, please suggest it to the co-editors and we can follow it up as a possible special issue, review article, or comment and response forum.

Referees: As a new journal, we are still building up our list of referees. We have an excellent Editorial Board (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/discourse-context-and-media/editorial-board/), but please suggest other scholars so that we can cover the full range of the field, and draw on the broadest geographical and interdisciplinary range.

Contact person: Greg Myers
email: g.myers@lancs.ac.uk
Address: Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YL
United Kingdom

пятница, 3 февраля 2012 г.

Nationalisms Across the Globe

Peter Lang would like to invite book proposals for the series
Nationalisms Across the Globe
Series Editors:
Dr Tomasz Kamusella
Dr Krzysztof Jaskulowski

Although in the 1980s the widely shared belief was that nationalism had become a spent force, the fragmentation of the studiously non-national Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia in the 1990s into a multitude of successor nation-states reaffirmed its continuing significance. Today all extant polities (with the exception of the Vatican) are construed as nation-states, and hence nationalism is the sole universally accepted criterion of statehood legitimization. Similarly, human groups wishing to be recognized as fully fledged participants in international relations must define themselves as nations. This concept of world politics underscores the need for open-ended, broad-ranging, novel and interdisciplinary research into nationalism and ethnicity. It promotes better understanding of the phenomena relating to social, political and economic life, both past and present.

This peer-reviewed series publishes monographs, conference proceedings and collections of articles which open new approaches to nationalism and ethnicity or focus on interesting case studies. For more information, please contact Christabel Scaife, Commissioning Editor, Peter Lang Ltd, c.scaife@peterlang.com.