Marina Bondi

Marina Bondi is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), and Director of the CLAVIER centre (Corpus and Language Variation in English Research). She has published extensively in the field of genre analysis, EAP and corpus linguistics. Her main interests are academic and corporate discourse, with special attention to language variation across genres, disciplines and cultures. Her approach pays attention to discourse analysis and to corpus linguistics, focusing on the role of genre in language variation and on the importance of phraseology in language choice. Her recent work centres on the language of knowledge dissemination in professional communication, with an emphasis on the discourse of the humanities (history) and social sciences (economics). She is author and editor of more than 20 books and has published over one hundred journal articles and book chapters. Bondi has published in international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Pragmatics, Pragmatics and Society, Text & Talk, Nordic Journal of English Studies, JEAP and ESP.

Her most recent publications include:

  • Bondi, Marina 2018. Blogs as Interwoven Polylogues: The Dialogic Action Game. Language and Dialogue 8/1, 43-46.
  • Bondi, Marina 2017. What Came to Be Called: Evaluative What and Authorial Voice in the Discourse of History. Text & Talk 37, 25-46.
  • Bondi, Marina 2016. "CSR Reports in English and Italian: Focus on Generic Structure and Importance Markers". In Garzone, Giuliana E. / Heaney, Dermot / Riboni, Giorgia (eds), Language for Specific Purposes: Research and Translation across Cultures and Media. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 168-199.
  • Bondi, Marina 2015. "Bridging across Communities: Time Frames and Reader’s Engagement in Popular History". In Bhatia, Vijay K. / Chiavetta, Eleonora / Sciarrino, Silvana (eds), Variations in Specialized Genres: Standardization and Popularization. Tuebingen: Narr, pp. 13-35.

Her talk will focus on Conflict on Blogs: Trying to Make Sense of Different Positions in Comments.

Cornelia Ilie

Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric at Strömstad Academy (Sweden) and Visiting Professor at Hellenic American University (Athens, Greece). She was Research Fellow at Lancaster University (UK) and Research Scholar at U.C. Berkeley, and held visiting professorships at universities in Austria, Finland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, and the UK. She is the founder and president of ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue), Board member of IPrA (International Pragmatics Association), and Member of the Reference Group of Experts (Higher Education and Education for All) of the IAU (International Association of Universities).

Her research interests are interdisciplinary and internationally anchored. She has published extensively on institutional pragmatics and discourse practices (particularly political, media and academic discourses), intercultural rhetoric and argumentation.

Her most recent publications include:

  • Ilie, Cornelia / Norrick, Neal. 2018. Pragmatics and its Interfaces. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Ilie, Cornelia / Nickerson, Catherine / Planken, Brigitte. 2018. Teaching Business Discourse. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ilie, Cornelia / Garzone, Giuliana E. (eds) 2017a. Argumentation across Communities of Practice: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Ilie, Cornelia / Schnurr, Stephanie (eds) 2017b. Challenging Leadership Stereotypes through Discourse: Power, Management and Gender. Berlin: Springer.
  • Ihalainen, Pasi / Ilie,Cornelia / Palonen, Kari 2016. Parliament and Parliamentarism: A Comparative History of Disputes about a European Concept. Oxford/New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Tracy, Karen / Ilie, Cornelia / Sandel, Todd (eds) 2015. The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (3 volumes). Boston (MA): Wiley Blackwell.

Her talk will focus on Doing, Undoing and Counter-Doing Fake News: False Statements as Political Manoeuvres.

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones is Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Nottingham. Her research makes use of ethnography and discourse analysis, and is concerned with the construction and representation of gender and sexual identities. Her publications include studies of: lesbian identity construction; media representations of the UK same-sex marriage debate; homonormativity in young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people’s identity constructions; the discourse of transgender YouTuber video diaries. She is currently conducting research with LGBT youth groups in a range of sociocultural contexts; this project uses intersectionality to analyse how varying experiences impact on young queer people’s identities. She is also working on a project using corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis to explore British newspaper representations of HIV-preventative drugs being introduced by the National Health Service. Lucy sits on the Editorial Board of the journal Gender and Language and the Advisory Boards of Journal of Language and Sexuality and Journal of Language and Discrimination. She is an Advisory Council member of the International Gender and Language Association, and a Board member of the British Association of Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group in Language, Gender and Sexuality.

Among her recent publications, we can acknowledge:

  • Jones, Lucy. 2019. Discourses of Transnormativity in Vloggers’ Identity Construction. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 256/2, 85-101
  • Jones, Lucy 2018. "I'm Not Proud, I'm Just Gay": Lesbian and Gay Youths' Discursive Negotiation of Otherness. Journal of Sociolinguistics 22/1, 55-76.
  • Jones, Lucy / Mills, Sara / Paterson, Laura L. / Turner, Georgina / Coffey-Glover, Laura 2017. Identity and Naming Practices in British Marriage and Civil Partnerships. Gender and Language 11/3, 309-335.
  • Turner, Georgina / Mills, Sara / van Der Bom, Isabelle / Coffey-Glover, Laura / Paterson, Laura L. / Jones, Lucy 2017. Opposition as Victimhood in Newspaper Debates about Same-Sex Marriage. Discourse & Society 29/2, 180-197.
  • Jones, Lucy. 2016. "If a Muslim says 'homo', nothing gets done": Racist discourse and in-group identity construction in an LGBT youth group. Language in Society 45/1: 113-133.

Her talk will focus on What Is Legitimate? (De)Constructing Binaries in Transgender Youth Discourse.

Majid KhosraviNik

Majid KhosraviNik is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Discourse Studies at Newcastle University, UK. He works at the intersection of digital media studies, discourse studies and politics. He has published extensively on critical discourse studies including immigration discourses, Self and Other representations, national identity, right wing populism and identity conflicts in the Middle East. He particularly works on digital media discursive practices in global contexts by investigating the impact, dynamic and challenges of social media technologies in society. He has carried out a major research on identity constructions within discourses around Iran’s nuclear programme. He has been working on developing a CDS approach to digital spaces of communication on participatory web. He is a co-founder of Newcastle Critical Discourse Group. He sits on the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed journals of Critical Discourse Studies and Journal of Language and Politics while acting as expert assessor and referee for a range of international publishers and research grant organisations including the EU Commission.

Among his recent publications, we can acknowledge:

  • Kelsey, Darren / KhosraviNik, Majid 2019. Social Media, Discourse and Politics: Contemporary Spaces of Power and Critique. London: Bloomsbury.
  • KhosraviNik, Majid 2018. "Social Media Critical Discourse Studies (SM-CDS)". In Flowerdew, John / Richardson, John E. (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies. London/New York: Routledge, pp. 582-596.
  • KhosraviNik, Majid 2017. Right Wing Populism in the West: Social Media Discourse and Echo Chambers. Insight Turkey 19/3, 53-68.
  • KhosraviNik, Majid / Unger, Johann W. 2016. "Critical Discourse Studies and Social Media: Power, Resistance and Critique in Changing Media Ecologies". In Wodak, Ruth / Meyer, Michael (eds), Methods of Critical Discourse Studies (3rd edn.). London: SAGE, pp. 206-233.
  • KhosraviNik, Majid / Zia, Mahrou 2014. Persian Nationalism, Identity and Anti-Arab Sentiments in Iranian Facebook Discourses: Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Media Communication. Journal of Language and Politics 13/4, 755-780.

His talk will focus on Techno-Discursive Dynamic, Social Media and Contemporary Populism.