Forum för textforskning

Forum for Discourse Studies 12,           13–14 June 2017

Empirical data and theory in text and research

Welcome to the twelfth conference in the series Forum for Discourse Studies (Fot 12) at Linnaeus University, 13–14 June 2017. This is an annual conference that ambulates between universities in Sweden. The conference concerns text and discourse research in a broad sense, and it is aimed mainly at linguists, but also to some extent literary scholars and researchers working with intermediality. The theme in 2017 is empirical data and theory in text research and research on writing. We will have four subthemes:

  • Research on teaching and learning
  • Text and writing
  • Intermediality and multimodality
  • Aspects of the plain language of text and writing

This is a Nordic conference, but we also want to organize a section in English. Therefore, you can give your presentation in a Scandinavian language or English. The conference has traditionally been aimed at text researchers with a background in linguistics, but it is also open to talks and workshops related to text and discourse analysis and text research in a broader sense. The conference welcomes contributions in many areas: discourse analysis, rhetoric, reading and writing research, language technology, literacy studies, translation, literary stylistics, readability research, research on specialist texts, research on school and college texts, official and marketing communication, intermedial and multimodal analysis and much more.


Call for papers: Submit abstracts of about 300 words by 24 April 2017

Workshop: Submit workshop proposals by 24 April 2017,about 300 words

Poster: Submit poster proposals by 24 April 2017, about 300 words

Participation: by 26 May 2017

Link to previous conference, Södertörns högskola, 2015. 

Conference committee Gunilla Byrman, Kristina Danielsson, Joacim Lindh (secretary) and Shirley Näslund

Welcome to Linnaeus University!