9:30 Arrival, registration, coffee/tea 10-10:45 Dawn Knight (Newcastle) The ‘spokenness’ of e-language 10:45-11:30 Daniel Hunt (Queen Mary, London) Eating disorder voices: Supportive and empowering discourses in an online anorexia support group 11:30-12:15 Amanda Potts (Lancaster) ‘Love you guys (no homo)’: How gamers and fans play with sexuality, gender and Minecraft on YouTube 12:15-1:30 LUNCH 1:30-2:15 Amy Aisha Brown (Open University) Analysing the discourses of English in Japan through a corpus-based discourse analysis of Japanese tweets: A case study 2:15-3:00 Alison Sealey (Lancaster), Chris Pak (Lancaster), Alice Power (Birmingham) The Discursive Representation of Animals in the Twittersphere 3:00-3:45 Rachelle Vessey (Newcastle) Corpus linguistics, Twitter, and superdiversity 3:45-4:15 COFFEE 4:15-5:00 Yin Yin Lu (Oxford) Hashtags on Twitter: The Linguistics of a Sociotechnical Phenomenon 5:00-5:45 Diana Maynard (Sheffield) Are we really interested in climate change? 5:45-6 CLOSE (Discussion and further events)
Venue: University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Palmer Building room 103. For directions and maps see: http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/find/about-findindex.aspx
If you would like to attend, please email Sylvia at s.jaworska at reading.ac.uk.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registration will close Friday, 31 October 2014.
There will be a buffet lunch including vegetarian options. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please state in your registration email.
-- Dr Sylvia Jaworska Lecturer in Applied Linguistics Department of English Language & Applied Linguistics University of Reading Whiteknights Reading RG6 6AA UK
Tel: 0118 378 7885 Fax: 0118 379 6669