1st international conference: Approaches to digital discourse analysis – ADDA 1 Valencia, 19-20 november 2015


Papers are invited for the 1st International Conference: Approaches to Digital Discourse Analysis – ADDA 1, which will take place in Valencia, 19-20 November 2015.

This conference aims to bring together researches interested in the analysis of digital discourse from different disciplines, approaches and traditions. Thus, it seeks to foster state-of-the-art debates and discussions on this burgeoning field of research and provide opportunities for multidisciplinary and critical reflection.


Patricia Bou-Franch – Universitat de Valencia

Pilar G. Blitvich – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Confirmed plenary speakers

Jannis Androutsopoulos – Universität Hamburg

Susan C. Herring – Indiana University

Crispin Thurlow – University of Bern

Conference themes

Papers are invited from discourse scholars from different traditions focusing on digital discourse, among others:

· Research methods in digital discourse analysis
· Critical digital discourse analysis
· Micro analysis of digital discourse
· Digital genres
· Discourse and identities in the digital world
· Multimodality and digital discourse
· Conflict in digital discourse
· Cognitive approaches to discourse analysis
· Digital discourse and the professions
· Digital service encounters
· Political discourse in the digital age
· Gender and the digital media
· Digital discourse and education

Submission information

Important dates:

15 January: Deadline for panel proposals

30 January: Notification of acceptance of panel proposals

15 February: Deadline for abstracts submission (including those in accepted panels)

15 March: Notification of acceptance

· Panel proposals:

Panel proposals are invited by 15 January 2015. In order to propose a panel, organizer(s) need to submit the panel title, a description (up to 500 words), and a list of participants (up to 6) along with the titles of their individual presentations. Once the panel is approved, individual presenters should submit their abstracts (before February 15) in order to be reviewed externally. When they submit their individual proposals, panel participants should mention the title of the panel they are contributing to. Panel organizers would need to make sure that all panel participants submit their proposals timely and follow the guidelines for proposals

· Individual papers:

Abstracts of no more than 350 words, including references, are invited. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 February 2015. Please send the abstracts to the conference email address, as a word document and remember not to include author(s) name and affiliation in the abstract.

. Notification of acceptance by 15 March.

Future publication

There will be a call for full papers, as we are planning to publish a volume with selected contributions. Details will follow soon.


For any queries please contact ADDA 1 organizers Patricia Bou-Franch and Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich at adda.organizers@gmail.com