CFP Online Discourse, Talk & Interaction (UK)

Call for papers
ONLINE DISCOURSE, TALK AND INTERACTION
4th International, Interdisciplinary Symposium: Microanalysis Of Online Data (MOOD-S)
Media City UK, University of Salford, UK | 15th-16th September 2016

The Microanalysis Of Online Data (MOOD) network is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who explore theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of online discourse and interaction. In particular, we are interested in developing novel methods that are tailored towards multimodal environments, including talk, text, images, sound and video.

The two keynote speakers for the 2016 symposium are:
Professor William Housley, Cardiff University
Dr Janet Smithson, University of Exeter

We invite proposals for paper presentations that address theoretical and methodological issues related to the analysis of online discourse and interaction. We particularly encourage submissions related to the following topics:
• The application of conversation analysis and a range of discourse analyses, including – but not limited to – interactional sociolinguistics, pragmatics, Foucauldian discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics and ethnomethodology, to the study of online interaction
• Methodological challenges related to carrying out micro-analyses of online discourse and interaction in textual and multi-modal environments
• Theoretical and methodological considerations around analysing online talk, text and interaction e.g., addressing how video, audio and images can be analysed alongside more traditional forms of computer-mediated communication
• New and innovative ways of collecting online data suitable for micro-analysis
• Ethical dilemmas inherent to the study of online textual and visual interaction

Submission instructions:
Proposals (max. 500 words excl. references) for presentations (15 minutes) should be submitted as Word documents to mood.organizers@gmail.com by 29th February 2016. Please include the full title of your proposed paper, institutional affiliation, and contact information (including email). Decisions will be made by the end of April 2016.

We also invite proposals for data sessions using data from any online platform e.g., online forums, games, Wikipedia, Twitter. For proposals for data sessions please send a brief description of your data and some indication of your particular interest in this data (max 500 words). These should also be submitted as Word documents via email by 29th February 2016.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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