Plenary Speakers

We are delighted to announce our confirmed keynote speakers:




Paul Baker is a Professor of English Language at Lancaster University. He has written 26 books on various topics relating to language, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, identity, media and social history, including Using Corpora for Discourse Analysis (2006/2023), Obesity in the News (2021 with Gavin Brookes) and Language, Discourse and Anxiety (2023 with Luke Collins). He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is also the commissioning editor of the journal Corpora.




Gerlinde Mautner is a Professor of English Business Communication at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Her research is located at the interface of language, society, business, and the law. Since the mid-1990s, her work has also had a strong methodological focus, concerned in particular with the relationship between corpus linguistics and critical discourse studies.




Anatol Stefanowitsch is a Professor of English Linguistics at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include quantitative corpus linguistics, metaphor and framing, language and gender and political and politicized language more generally. He also writes on these topics in the context of "politically correct" language for a wider audience.



Rachelle Vessey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). Previously, she held lectureships at Newcastle University (UK) and Birkbeck, University of London (UK). Her corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS) research has addressed a range of topics, including nationalism, gender, language policy, media, and language ideology. She has authored two books applying CADS (Language and Canadian Media, Palgrave, 2016, and The Language of Violent Jihad, Cambridge University Press, 2021, with Paul Baker and Tony McEnery), and a number of articles in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Journal of Sociolinguistics, Discourse & Society, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.

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