Metadiscourse across Languages and Contexts

1st Call for Papers

October 18-20, 2019

Jilin University, Chang Chun, China



With metadiscourse gaining importance in discourse analysis and language teaching, we are pleased to announce that Metadiscourse across Languages and Contexts will take place 18-20 October, 2019, at Jilin University, China. This international conference aims to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and research students from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the field and to share perspectives on related issues with various
qualitative and quantitative approaches You are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, colloquia, demonstration sessions and poster displays that address any topic relevant to metadiscourse which include

  • Contrastive studies
  • Discourse/genre analysis
  • Pragmatics and stylistics
  • Writing and reading
  • Rhetoric and argumentation
  • Language learning and assessment
  • Identity
  • EAP / ESP
  • Translation


The Confirmed Speakers:

  • Vijay Bhatia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Guangwei Hu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Zhanzi Li, National University of Defense Technology, China
  • Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Hilary Nesi, University of Coventry, UK
  • Ulla Connor, IUPU, USA
  • Ken Hyland, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Maocheng Liang, Beihang University, China
  • Xingwei Miao, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Brian Paltridge, University of Sydney, Australia


Key Dates (China Time, UTC+8):

  • Call for Papers: November 1, 2018
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: May 18, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 1, 2019
  • Early Registration: July 1 - August 31, 2019