The Discourse and Culture Group invite you to this one day colloquium, which explores the different ways in which disciplines – such as linguistics and sociology - use discourse analysis in analysing research data. The main purpose of the event is to see whether or not synergies can be found between different methodologies used in the distinct disciplines, and to propose a way forward in developing a new, interdisciplinary perspective.
During the colloquium attendees will have an opportunity to hear our three distinguished speakers’ take on discourse analysis, but also to ‘bring and share’ their own data or research ideas for a discussion about possible methodological approaches.
Each of the three speakers will consider a research project in which they are currently involved around three key questions:
1. Idea of discourse: How is discourse understood in relation to the theoretical framework?
2. Origin of the framework and compatibility with the other theoretical perspectives: How was framework established? How does it differ from other theoretical perspectives? Are there any from which it differs or explicitly distances itself from?
3. Research on discourse - language and subject learning: What is the contribution of the framework for enabling research on discourse? Which research questions does the framework focus on in particular?
The event is sponsored by CCISC and is free to attend, but places are limited.
Further information (including outline of the day): www.aston.ac.uk/discoursecolloquium