ACDC Newsletter, Fall 2014

Dear ACDC list members,

We are pleased to announce the ACDC programme for 2014 and plans for 2015. You are very welcome to attend our meetings. Please notify us if you intend to come to a meeting in view of the room size and catering by sending a message of attendance to n.montesanomontessori@gmail.com.

We are very pleased to announce that we are closely collaborating with the Migration and Diversity Group at the Fac. of Law of the VU, and with the Amsterdam Language and Communication Centre, Institutional Discourse group at the University of Amsterdam.

The successful CDA20+ Symposium (8-9 September) has given us renewed inspiration to continue our discussion meetings, offering a platform for data sessions and theoretical and methodological approaches to Discourse Analysis and to establish new academic discourses across disciplines. Transdisciplinary research is the future for academia.

One tangible result of CDA20+ has been that we amplified the group of conveners with Manon van der Laaken (UvA) and Anne Bannink (UvA), so that ACDC is now a joint effort between  various faculties of the VU-University and the Amsterdam Language and Communication Centre, Institutional Discourse Group at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A summary of the CDA20+ Symposium will soon be posted on the ACDC website.

For this year we announce the following meetings:

  • October 30, 11:30 -13:00 at VU-University, Main Building, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam, Room 09A06: Dr.  Ineke Crezee, (Auckland University of Technology) will present her current work on Situated learning approaches to interpreter and translation education in healthcare and in the courtroom. Please find the abstract for the session and a supportive article, Crezee, I., & Grant, L. (2013). Missing the plot? Idiomatic language in interpreter education. International Journal of Interpreter Education, (5) 1, 17-33, in the archives of the ACDC website www.acdcweb.tk.
  • November 20, 15:00-16:30 at VU-University, main building, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam, Room 14A37: Dr. Mario Veen (Erasmus University Rotterdam) will present his work on Actually reflecting or acting reflective? This event is organised in cooperation with the VU-ARTTIS Group (Amsterdam Research on Text and Talk in Institutional Settings). The abstract and a supportive article, Hays, R. & Gay, S. (2011), are to be found in the archive of the ACDC website www.acdcweb.tk.
  • December 15, 15:30-17:00: Jeremy Holland (Lancaster University, UK) will present: A Social Movement Theoretical Approach to New Left Radicalization in the Late 60s. (Time and Place to be announced). This meeting will be held at the University of Amsterdam, Bungehuis, room 015 (basement), on Spuistraat 210.

2015: The programme for 2015 is under construction and so far includes:

  • January: Falk Osterman (VU University Amsterdam) will present his completed PhD thesis on political discourse in France.
  • February: Dalia Gavriely Nuri (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Cultural Aspects of Israeli-Palestine Peace Discourses.
  • March: Marieke Venselaar (Utrecht University of Applied Sciences): Innovative Real Estate Management.
  • April: t.b.a.
  • May: Bertie Kaal (VU University Amsterdam): The cognitive grounding of politically motivated discourses: A discourse space approach to party positioning.
  • June 26th, 15:30-17:00: Martin Reisigl (University of Bern): Arguing about the climate change. A discourse-historical case study on the reception of the 5th IPCC Assessment Report in digital newspaper postings.

We look forward to welcoming you to these discussions.

Kind regards,

The ACDC conveners

Nicolina Montesano Montessori, Bertie Kaal, Joyce Lamerichs, Steve Oswald, Karen Verduyn, Ida Sabelis, Manon van der Laaken and  Anne Bannink

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