Call for Papers - Now closed

We are glad to announce that the 6th Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines Conference (CADAAD) will take place 5-7 September 2016 and will be hosted by the Università di Catania, Sicily.
CADAAD conferences are intended to promote current directions and new developments in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research. We welcome papers which, from a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourses and genres. Possible topics include but are by no means limited to the following:
  • (New) Media discourses
  • Party political discourse
  • Advertising
  • Institutional discourse
  • Power and identity in discourse
  • Discourses of conflict and aggression
  • Discourses of migration/integration
  • Language and gender/sexuality
  • Nationalist discourses
  • Discourses of education
  • Discourses of the environment
  • Discourses of health and mental health
  • Discourses of business and economics
  • Language and the law
Within discourse contexts such as those listed above, we especially welcome papers which re-examine existing frameworks for critical discourse research and/or which highlight and apply new methodologies sourced from anywhere across the humanities, social and cognitive sciences including but without being limited to:
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Conversation and Discourse Analysis
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Discursive Psychology
  • Ethnography of Communication
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Functional Linguistics
  • Media and Mass Communication Studies
  • Multimodality
  • Political Science
  • Pragmatics and Argumentation Theory
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociology
Reflecting the diversity of topics and approaches in critical discourse studies, the following distinguished guests have confirmed their participation as plenary speakers:
All papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English.
Abstracts of up to 350 words excluding references should be sent as MS Word attachment to before 15 January 2016. Please include in the body of the email but not in the abstract itself (1) your name, (2) affiliation and (3) email address. Due to the high nuber of abstracts and the extension of the submission deadline, notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 15 March 2016.
In addition to individual papers, panel proposals may also be submitted. Further details are available at:
Selected papers will be published in a thematically arranged volume to be submitted to an international publisher. Other selected papers will appear in a proceedings issue of the CADAAD journal.
For further information, please visit the conference webpages at or write to the local organising committee at
The Scientific Committee
Stefania Arcara, Paul Baker, Giuseppe Balirano, Davide Bennato, Cinzia Bevitori, Mariavita Cambria, Piotr Cap, Maria Carreras, Mirella Cassarino, Donata Cucchiara, Manuela D’Amore, Deborah De Felice, Louis de Saussure, Paolo Donadio, Laura Filardo-Llamas, Bernhard Forchtner, Federico Gaspari, Giuseppe Giura, Simon Goodman, Iain Halliday, Christopher Hart, Darren Kelsey, Majid  KhosraviNik, Olivia Knapton, Veronika Koller, Nelya Koteyko, Michal Krzyzanowski, Cristina La Rosa, Maria Grazia Nicolosi, Felicitas Macgilchrist, David Machin, Gerlinde Mautner, Andreas Musolff, Kieran O'Halloran, Claudia Olivieri, Floriana Puglisi, Steve Oswald, Carlo Pennisi, John Richardson, Giuliana Russo, Christina Schaffner, Maria Grazia Sindoni, Christine Sing, Arran Stibbe, Johnyy Unger, Marco Venuti, Francesca Vigo, Paolo Villani, Ruth Wodak