AUT - Call for papers: New Zealand Discourse Conference (NZDC5)


Call for papers: New Zealand Discourse Conference (NZDC5)

7-9 December 2015, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

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Submission deadline: 31 May 2015

Submissions are invited for the 5th New Zealand Discourse Conference from academics and others interested in discourse analysis that addresses theoretical, methodological or empirical research in a variety of applications.

Given the increasing use of discourse analysis in many disciplines submissions are not limited to any one particular theme. However some of the areas that have been included in our previous conferences include:

Culture and identity
Gender and diversity
Marketing and consumption
(New) media
Community and health
Place, space and time
Professions and institutions
Work, management and organization
Computer-mediated communication
Literary and historical texts
Public policy and the state
Ideology, power and knowledge
Globalization and development
Education and learning
Practice and praxis
Language and communication
Science and technology
Creativity and the arts

Keynote speakers

We are honoured that the following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation at NZDC5:

Distinguished Professor Ruth Wodak

Faculty of Linguistics and English, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Professor Bob Hodge

Institute of Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Associate Professor Donald Matheson

School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Presentation formats

Due to the increasing growth of NZDC, in 2015 we will include an extra stream of individual paper presentations, and for the first time accept proposals for poster presentations and themed symposia.

Individual Papers

Each presentation will be allocated a 30-minute time slot, 20 minutes for presentation followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Papers are typically scheduled in a session of three presentations, which, where possible, will share a common theme.


Time will be scheduled during the conference for authors of posters to informally discuss their work with conference attendees. At least one author of each accepted poster is required to register for the conference, and to present their poster during the scheduled poster session.

Themed symposia

Symposia sessions, which provide an opportunity for a group of researchers to present on a single topic, should involve three presenters and one discussant. Each symposium will comprise 20 minutes presentation per speaker and 30 minutes for open discussion, introduced and led by the discussant.

Submission details

All abstracts for full paper presentations may be submitted via the Easy Abstracts submission facility of the Linguist List which can be accessed at

Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be 200-300 words in length (excluding references) and include 3-5 key words.  Abstracts for themed symposia should include a 200-300 word abstract related to the symposium proposal, as well as a 200-300 word abstract for each individual presenter.

All abstracts should include a title, and clearly identify the topic of analysis, theoretical orientations, and discourse analytical approach employed. Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 31th July, 2015. Individuals may submit up to two abstracts if one of those is co-authored and the other sole authored.

You will receive an acknowledgement upon receipt of your submission. If you do not receive this, please contact the conference administrator at:


Registration will be live shortly.

Before registering, please read the information below. Prices in New Zealand Dollars.

Registration fees (Early Bird until 27 September 2015):

Registration type Early bird price Standard price
Full registration 475 535
Day registration 295 295
Student full registration 305 305
Student day registration 190 190
Dinner tickets 85 85
Additional welcome reception tickets 40 40

What is included in my NZDC registration fee?

  • Admission to all sessions of the conference
  • Conference catering on all full days of the conference (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea)
  • Attendance to the Welcome Reception.

NB: Dinner tickets and additional Welcome Reception tickets can be purchased separately when progressing through the registration. Only full-time enrolled students are entitled to the 'student registration' rate. A letter on your University/College letterhead signed by your Supervisor is required one week after you have registered through the conference website to maintain your student registration rate.

Please note that registration at the location on the day of the conference is not possible.

Last updated: 11-Nov-2014 11.16am

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