CFP and Dates IWoDA'18

Sharing ideas, insights, case studies, tools, and methodologies in the area of Discourse Analysis

IWoDA is an international workshop jointly organized by the research groups SCIMITAR (University of Santiago de Compostela) and MuStE (University of A Coruña). Our main aim is to bring together scholars and researchers who will explore and analyze discourse from different perpectives (linguistic, cognitive, psychological/psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, critical, literary, cultural, etc.). Plenary Speakers will provide case studies, tools and methodologies in plenary lectures and specialised workshops, which will upgrade the skills necessary for discourse analysis in different settings and for different purposes, thereby promoting life-long learning and encouraging synergies between academics.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 9th June 2018

Decision upon abstracts: 25th June 2018 

Early bird registration: 20th July 2018

The following Keynote Speakers have confirmed their participation (in alphabetical order)

The structure of IWoDA’18 includes hands-on Practical Sessions, in addition to Plenary and Parallel Sessions.


  • Marcus Callies (University of Bremen, Germany): Learner Corpus Research and the assessment of L2 proficiency: Current practice and challenges for the future
  • Liesbeth Degand (Université Catholique de Louvain): Discourse Markers as (dis)fluency markers
  • Pascual Pérez-Paredes (Cambridge University): Learner language research beyond contrastive interlanguage analysis: rethinking epistemology
  • Paul Rayson (Lancaster University): Customisable semantic analysis methods for discourse analysis in Wmatrix


Submission of abstracts for papers

Although the workshop welcomes research on the analysis of discourse in English (as well as in contrast with other languages), we encourage submissions of original work for presentations on any of the following topics encompassed in the theme of IWoDA’18 “Constructing and deconstructing discourse in English: Key features, challenges and innovations”.


TOPIC 1. Constructions, discourse markers and discourse relations

TOPIC 2. Corpus-based Discourse Analysis

TOPIC 3. Variation and multidimensional analysis of (specialized) language(s)

TOPIC 4. Learner language and Computer Assisted Language Learning

If you wish to deliver a paper to IWoDA’18, send your abstract by June 9th, 2018 using the online submission system EasyChair.

Should you have any problems submitting your abstract to the IWODA page in EasyChair, please send it to and to with the subject “Submission for IWODA ’18”