9TH NOVEMBER 2015 – WORKSHOP
MEDIATED HEALTH COMMUNICATION: PERSPECTIVES FROM ETHNOGRAPHY AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Hosted by the Language Centre School of Language, Linguistics, and Film, Queen Mary University of London
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This first SIG workshop will focus on the theme of computer mediated health communication taking a broad view of the diverse digital contexts in which health communication is developed through the medium of language. We are particularly interested in contributions that use the frameworks of ethnography and discourse analysis for the selection and analysis of linguistic features in order to understand relations between digital texts and their wider contexts of production and reception.
The new possibilities of using ICT technologies for practitioner-
The aims of this workshop are to bring together researchers who examine health communication from the theoretical and methodological traditions of linguistic ethnography and discourse analysis, to test the value of combining different research methods and to share solutions to the challenges of data analysis and interpretation posed by online environments. We are particularly interested in building theoretical and methodological bridges between applied linguistics, medical sociology, media studies and social psychology.
Invited speakers include:
- Prof Elena Semino (University of Lancaster)
- Dr Julia Bailey (University College London)