- the use of language in political rhetoric, advertising, media discourse, propaganda, persuasion, etc.;
- language and processes of ideological symbolization; including folk linguistic ideologies, normative use of language and language-based reproduction of ideologies;
- language of the state, viz. language policies and language planning at various stages of the information flow, including the art of document design and press releases;
- rhetoric of political systems and political changes;
- language of political institutions;
- linguistic thought (its development and directions) in the light of past and present political transformations;
- politics in language pedagogy;
- societal multilingualism, linguistic pluralism and linguistic minority policies;
- language change and variation in political discourse: transformations at the lexical (terminology, neologisms, semantic shifts), morpho-syntactic, and text/discourse-pragmatic levels;
- language contact in the political domain: borrowing processes, style-shifting, code-mixing;
- globalisation of political discourse: homogenisation of social and linguistic knowledge in the political milieu;
- hybridisation of generic/discursive structures, text types, and interactive strategies across languages and cultures;
- mulitimodality and unification patterns in political communication;
- historical/diachronic transformations in political genres;
- intertextuality and mediation in political communication;
- axiological aspects of political discourses (valuation in political texts);
- language attitude research: social attitudes to political discourse(s);
- literary reflections of political communication;
- translating/interpreting the language of politics;
- directions in language training of politicians.
The conference will feature between 4 and 6 plenary lectures given by world-leading specialists in political discourse analysis and related disciplines.
Visit the conference webpage here: http://cadaad.org/node/953.