[Elsnet-list] CALL FOR PAPER N°2 COLDOC2013: Genres in Written and Oral Productions

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COLDOC2013: Genres in Written and Oral Productions


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis;
Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; ...

Call Deadline: 15-June-2013
(Submissions will be done using the

Date: 13-Nov-2013 - 14-Nov-2013
Location: Nanterre, France
Contact Person: Organization Committee
Web Site: http://coldoc2013.wordpress.com/

*Call for paper*

*« Si les genres n’existaient pas et si nous n’en avions pas la maîtrise,
qu’il nous faille les créer pour la première fois dans le processus de
parole, qu’il nous faille construire chacun de nos énoncés, l’échange
verbal serait quasiment impossible »

(Bakthine, ‘Esthétique de la création verbale’, 1984)*

COLDOC 2013 aims to examine the notion of genre in a multidisciplinary
approach and to illustrate the variety of both theoretical and practical
problems it raises. We seek to articulate different perspectives on gender
issues and to contribute to identify an essential category for

Although it has long remained been considered to taxonomic approaches, the
issue of genre categorisation sees new developments thanks to the interest
it has raised in various humanities disciplines, gradually integrating
different aspects in their definitional approaches: contexts of utterance,
medium (written or spoken), language norms, social practices, etc. (see S.
Branca, « Types, modes et genres entre langue et discours », Langage et
Société n°87, p. 5 -24, mars 1999).

This renewal is also expressed by the fact that the studies less
systematically seek to define it through production rules or classificatory
categories, but rather try to examine the question of genre through the
process of recognition and interpretation. Theoretical approaches and case
studies tend to focus on the addressee's point of view: horizons of
expectations, habits, cultural pre-conceptions, cognitive framework,
communication circuit, etc. The genre is then modeled as a set of
constraints or necessary conditions of meaning.

COLDOC 2013, bringing contributions from diverse backgrounds, aims to
review the state of the art and the diversity of work on genres. Relying on
theoretical and applied propositions, COLDOC 2013 aims to suggest new
descriptive categories needed in the search for meaning in written and oral
discourse. This 2013 edition of COLDOC therefore strongly encourages
participation from master students, PhD students candidates and young
researchers in general linguistics, corpus linguistics, diachronic
linguistics, sociolinguistics, didactic, computational linguistics (written
or speech) and, more generally, any area that would be interested in the
study of genres for itself or as a category of analysis.

Several issues - solely as examples - can be considered as sources of
inspiration. These issues, both theoretical and practical, highlight the
variety of possible approaches in the study of written and oral genres:

- Why categorize according to genres? How should boundaries between genres
be established?
- How should genres be defined, formalized and modeled?
- What are the dynamics implied in genre building?
- What are the implied relation(s) between ‘genre’ and ‘linguistic
operations’ (describe, summarize, tell)?
- Does genre influence grammatical phenomena?
- What are the sociolinguistic instantiations of genre?
- How can usage, variety and language registers linguistic variables become
genre-specific social markers?
- How does corpus linguistics answer to genre study?
- How can genre study in written productions be applied to oral genres and
vice versa?
- What observables is genre assignment based on? Can it be automatically
- What is the role of genre as a tool for teaching and learning language
and literature?
- How can we categorize and interpret the emergence of new linguistic
practices according to new communication devices (forums, blogs, social
networks, chats, tweets, emails, etc.)?
- Do techniques for automatic analysis of texts and discourses question or
redistribute the categorization into genres? Do they contribute to other
forms of categorization?
- Is the oral-written distinction a major distinction in the study of
- How can genre be accounted for in the development of NLP resources
(lexicon, grammar, parsers, etc.)?

*Invited Speakers:
The two days of the colloquium will be opened by a talk of invited
We are pleased to announce the participation of Jean-Michel Adam
(University of Lausanne, Switzerland).
A second invited speaker is soon to be announced.

*Submission Process:
PhD students and young researchers interested in the issue have to submit a
two-page project including a title and a list of five key words (font 12;
margin 2,5; 1,5 line spacing).
A third page will include the bibliography linked to the subject.

Non-French speakers can submit their project in English.

*Evaluation Process:
The draft articles will be submitted to a blind review process by two
members of the scientific committee. The selected projects can result,
according to the scientific committee decision, in either a 20 minutes oral
communication or a poster communication.

The articles will be reviewed again by the members of the scientific
committee, so that the authors can receive feedback on their production.
The authors will have to take comments and suggestions offered by the
readers into account in the final report of their articles to ensure the
quality of the proceedings.

The articles must be formatted using suitable models given to the authors.

Oral communications: those will include a twenty minute presentation
followed by a ten minute discussion and then for long paper (8p).
Communication by posters: the colloquium will organize a poster session (A1
format) and then short papers (4p).

Submissions will be done using the

All accepted papers (short and long) will be published and available in
print and electronic versions and will be made available at the start of
the conference.


The colloquium will take place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November
2013, in Paul Ricoeur Thesis hall, Paris-Ouest University, 200 avenue de la
République, Nanterre.

Application deadline for abstract/project submissions: June 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance for abstract/project: July 30, 2013
Program: available by the end of July
Application deadline for complete papers (short/long): September 3, 2013
Notification of acceptance  for complete papers (short/long): October 3,

*Scientific Committee:
Jean-Michel Adam (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Sophie Anquetil (CoDiRe, University of Nantes and CRISCO, University of
Caen, France)
Antoine Auchlin (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Jacqueline Authier (University Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
Mathieu Avanzi (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
Delphine Battistelli (STIH, Université Paris Sorbonne)
Sonia Branca-Rosoff (University Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
Shirley Carter-Thomas (Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom Ecole de Management,
Bernard Combettes (University of Lorraine, France)
Anne Condamines (University Toulouse Le Mirail, France)
Marcel Cori (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Flore Coulouma (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Guillaume Desagulier (University Paris 8, University Paris-Ouest)
Marion Fossard (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
Jean-Philippe Goldman (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Jean-François Jeandillou (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Anne Lacheret (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Bernard Laks (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Sabine Lehmann (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Sylvain Loiseau (University Paris 13 Nord, France)
Dominique Maingueneau (University Paris Sorbonne, France)
Philippe Martin (University of Toronto, Canada)
Jean-Luc Minel (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Colette Noyau (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Sabine Pétillon (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Paola Pietrandrea (University Roma Tre, Italy)
Fanny Rinck (University of Grenoble 3, France)
Anne-Catherine Simon (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
Frédérique Sitri (University Paris-Ouest, France)
Noalig Tanguy (Lattice laboratory, France)

*Organization Committee:
Julie Beliao (University of Paris-Ouest, France)
Anaïs Moreno (University of Paris-Ouest, France)
Tony Onguene (University of Paris-Ouest, France)
Lucie Rousier-Vercruyssen (University of Neûchatel, Switzerland)
Charles Teissèdre (University of Paris IV, France)
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