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English Language and Linguistics
CultLang Conference

Digital English World-Wide

Corpus and Discourse Analyses

July 10, 2020

Online conference via BigBlueButton

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This small international conference is held via BBB online

and, as usual, combines three perspectives:

  • Chemnitz students present their BA and MA projects to a wider audience,
  • international scholars present their experience through special funding from Alexander-von-Humboldt and DAAD - this year young scholars from Western Balkans through our project Truths -, and
  • international ERASMUS partners add their own specific approaches to widen the perspective

Together we would like to show that empirical studies in language variation are a fascinating topic when they emphasize cultural dimensions of (Digital) English around the world. We try to combine socio-, corpus- and cognitive-linguistic perspectives and stress multiple methodological approaches to current research and applications, especially in English language teaching and academic writing.


Friday, 10 July

Josef Schmied (Chemnitz):
Introduction of International Guests
Uncertainty, Confidence, Trust in Academic and Journalistic Writing
(Chair: Marina Ivanova)
Josef Schmied & Marina Ivanova (Chemnitz, Germany):
Uncertainty in Postgraduate Training and Supervision:
A Needs Analysis for Online Course Development
Radmila Palinkašević (Vršac, Serbia):
In Times of Uncertainty Who Can We Trust? – Discourse Analysis of Government Announcements in Serbia in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Marigona Sefedini (Kosova & Chemnitz):
Uncertainty to Distrust: Humour in Ardian Gola’s Facebook Posts on the Covid-19 Pandemics
Anja Tošić (Niš, Serbia):
How Feigning Certainty is Used by the Serbian Media for the Promotion of News
Marta Giallombardo (Modena, Italy)
Ten Years of Representing Foreign Fighters in News Discourse: From 2011 to 2021
Lunch Break
"Cool" Methods for Chemnitz BA and MA Theses
(Chair: Dana Ebermann)
Josef Schmied:
Introduction of International Guests
Max Dapper (BA):
Hedging in Linguistics and Cultural Studies: Comparing Hedging Devices in Magister and Master Theses by German Students of English
Huimin He (MA):
A Linguistic Analysis of Verbal Humour in Stand-up Comedy
Michelle Klein (MA):
The Influence of Subtitles on Academic Performance: an Eye-Tracking Study
Natalie Bleyl (MA):
Modal and Verbs as Hedging Devices in Native and Non-Native Academic Writing: Gender Differences in BAWE Corpus
Christin Reuter (BA):
The Potential of Psychophysiological Methods in Language Research: Measuring Reactions to FTAs in Computer-Mediated Learner Feedback