MAG 2019 - Metadiscourse in Digital Communication: What has changed?
An International Conference hosted by CERLIS
University of Bergamo, Italy (27-29 June 2019)
The advent of digital and social media has deeply transformed academic and non-academic communication practices in the past two decades. Along with the linguistic practices in which people engage and the nature of the social networks they construct, there is a strong and growing interest in how people create meaning not just through language, but through a range of digital resources. In fact, the communicative immediacy of digital media and the spectrum of genres/hybridized forms now available has inevitably influenced the way we communicate and the way we create meaning-making in a multimodal environment. Underpinning this innovative work is current research work on Metadiscourse and the development of new research methodologies, including visual research methods and combinations of qualitative and quantitative approaches with special focuses on Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, and Genre Analysis. Given the growing interest in digital language research, this international conference thus investigates the change that digital communication has meant to communication environments - and what research methods and approaches are needed to capture that change.
Plenary lectures will be delivered by the following keynote speakers: