5th International Conference CDA 2021

International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA 2021)

Târgoviste, Romania | November 26, 2021

Associated scientific event of

16th LUMEN International Scientific Conference on Communicative Action and Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society | CATES | 26 November 2021 | Târgoviste, Romania

Main Organizer | Faculty of Political Sciences, Letters and Communication, Valahia University of Târgoviste, Romania

Co-organizer | LUMEN Association – LUMEN Research Center in Social & Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania

The organizers invite you to the

5th International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA 2021):

The (Un)Reliability of Discourse in Decision Making – Cultural, Social and Ethical Perspectives

Târgoviste, Romania | November 26th, 2021

Aims & Topics |

Having reached its 5th edition, the International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA 2021) invites scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to submit proposals particularly in relation to research areas connected with language and discourse analysis as perceived through the broader outlines set by communication, social, political, psychological and philosophical studies. The conference adopts an interdisciplinary perspective accepting work from Linguistics, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Communication Studies and other associated fields. Carrying forward the outline set by our previous edition when we placed discourse in relation to large-scale social changes and discussed its cultural, social and ethical perspectives, this year’s conference theme, The (Un)Reliability of Discourse in Decision Making – Cultural, Social and Ethical Perspectives[1], challenges scholars to focus their attention on the role of discourse in decision-making in general, but also in more particular cases, by taking into consideration the degree of reliability that a certain type of discourse presupposes when it comes to using it for more general goals in producing social change. As a social construct, discourse proved its power on so many occasions, especially in decision-making situations (whether they be ordinary, day-to-day situations or high-level decision making), that not trying to prove its reliability and trustworthiness would come against all aims of critical discourse analysis. Discourse analysis is about creating meaning in various social, organizational and institutional settings and it places an emphasis on the discursive construction of social realities. Hence, attempting to place its rigor, evidence and transparency under discussion seems the most sensible and coherent thing to do, considering the argumentative representation of discourse. Researchers are encouraged to come up with recommendations on discourse analysis while not hesitating to take a critical stand in their approaches.

We welcome papers addressing topics from fields such as discourse analysis, critical linguistics, cognitive linguistics, literature, communication studies, social and political studies, and including (but, by no means, limited to) the following possible sub-themes:

  • discourse and large-scale social change
  • language and power
  • discourse and its argumentative role in decision-making
  • rhetorical aspects of communication
  • critical perspectives on: political discourse, globalization discourse, journalistic discourse, new media discourse, ethical discourse, management discourse, etc.

Organizing Committee |

  • Tomita CIULEI – Associate Professor PhD – Valahia University of Târgoviste, Romania
  • Ioana RAICU – Senior Lecturer PhD – Valahia University of Târgoviste, Romania

[1] This year’s conference will be held exclusively online. Participants are registered with virtual presentations. For further details on the online process for presentations, check out the official website of the 16th LUMEN International Scientific Conference on Communicative Action and Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society | CATES | 26 November 2021 | Târgoviste, Romania: https://conferinta.info/