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Thursday, 25 April 2019 12:30

Collocations and Discourse Traditions. Intra-linguistic, cross-linguistic and translational approaches

26-27 September 2019

55.003 - main floor Building 55. Tànger

Departament of Translation and Language Sciences

Campus del Poblenou - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

On the 26th and 27th September 2019, the annual meeting of the PhD students participating in the Franco-German PhD College “Collocations and Discourse Traditions” (2016-2019) will take place at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. The meeting is organised by the network’s three partner universities: University of Potsdam (Germany), Paris West University Nanterre La Défense (France) and Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). The meeting takes the form of a workshop and offers a platform for presenting on-going PhD theses in the field of linguistics and related disciplines. It is also an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences and bring together students from different countries and universities in order to strengthen cooperation and international exchange.

The topic of the workshop continues the research issues discussed in former meetings. Primarily, it focuses on the development of collocations in the framework of certain discourse traditions and the introduction of the latter by means of translation. In addition, the modification of collocations may indicate a change of the established discourse traditions. The research in the network favours approaches relying on text linguistics, discourse analysis and variational linguistics, both from a synchronic and diachronic perspective. The main emphasis is placed on the description and frequency of collocations in a corpus-driven approach. Other lines of research are connected to foreign language linguistics and didactics.

The annual workshop centres on studying discourse traditions from intra-linguistic, cross-linguistic and translational points of view. It is open to PhD projects comparing collocations and discourse traditions between several European languages, in different text types and discourse genres.

The workshop takes place within the framework of the Franco-German PhD Network “Collocations and Discourse Traditions” (2016-2019, DFDK/CDFA 04-10), funded by the Deutsch-Französische Hochschule – Université Franco-Allemande of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

We invite contributions on applied and theoretical topics, including but by no means limited to:

The concept of discourse traditions from linguistic and translational perspectives,Establishment of discourse traditions through translation, Comparison and development of the theoretical description of collocations,Multi-word units (phraseological units), lexicalisation and grammaticalisation,Types of collocations and their presence in different text types and discourse genres, Delimitation between syntagmas, collocations, compounds, etc., and possible transition zones, Intra-linguistic description of the development of collocations over time and in various discourse genres,Cross-linguistic studies on the differences between typical combinations of words and the creation or transmission of collocations,Translational approaches to discourse traditions and studies of collocations in translation.

Papers presentation

The languages of the workshop are German, Spanish, French and English. In order to facilitate comprehension and discussion, we suggest that participants that wish to do their presentations in French, German or Spanish should provide slides in English. The lenght of presentations should not exceed 20 minutes each, in order to leave sufficient time for discussion of the contributions (10 minutes).

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (excluding figures and references) and via the "Abstract submission" and by which you will also register to the workshop. The submission deadline is 30 June 2019 and acceptance or rejection will be communicated by 28 July 2019.

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