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Subject: [ E-Conf ] COLDOC2013: Genres in Written and Oral Productions
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Date received: 01 Jun 2013
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Start date: 13 Nov 2013

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
EasyChair platform.)

Date: 13-Nov-2013 - 14-Nov-2013 Location: Nanterre, France
Contact Person: Organization Committee Web Site:


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 interpretation.

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 calculated?
- 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 genres?
- 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 speakers. 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

The articles must be formatted using suitable models given to the

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 EasyChair platform.

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, 2013

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, France)
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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