University of Malaya Conference on Discourse and Society

University of Malaya Conference on Discourse and Society (UMDS2010)

Theme: Interdisplinary Approaches to Discourse

June 16-18, 2010

Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Call for papers

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The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Malaya is pleased to announce the University of Malaya Conference on Discourse and Society (UMDS2010) which will be held at Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The conference aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines to exchange ideas as well as offer new perspectives and directions in research on discourse and society. We welcome papers from any topic in the field of discourse and especially those that focus on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives of discourse. Areas of interest include:

  • Discourse and Education
  • Discourse and Gender
  • Discourse and Multimodality
  • Discourse and Workplace
  • Discourse and Religion
  • Discourse and Globalisation
  • Discourse and the Environment
  • Discourse and Technology
  • Discourse and Politics
  • Intercultural Discourses
  • Minority Discourses
  • Other related areas of research in discourse and society

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Emeritus dato' Dr. Asmah Haji Omar (University of Malaya)
  • Professor Ruth Wodak (University of Lancaster)
  • Professor Theo van Leeuwen (University of Sydney)

Submissions are invited for abstracts for oral presentations. All abstracts should be limited to 300 words in either English or Bahasa Malaysia and must be sent to by 14 February 2010.

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes in duration with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. Papers accepted for presentation will be notified by April 16, 2010.

For more information please contact: