We are delighted to announce that we will be able to offer the following awards to recognise excellence at the Corpora and Discourse International Conference:

  1. Project (poster or paper) showing greatest methodological innovation or reflexivity by a student researcher. Sponsored by Applied Corpus Linguistics journal (value £250). Award winner: Mark Wilkinson (Lancaster), ‘Black or gay or Jewish or whatever’: A diachronic corpus-based discourse analysis of how the UK’s LGBTQI population came to be represented as secular, cisgender, gay, white and male
  2. Project (poster or paper) with greatest potential for impact by a student researcher. Sponsored by Palgrave Macmillan. The award winner will be invited to order £150 of Palgrave books. Award winner: James Balfour (Lancaster), A genuine fantasy? Comparing distinctive language used to represent people with schizophrenia in the UK tabloid and broadsheet press
  3. Best project (poster or paper) addressing a socially relevant topic by a student researcher. Sponsored by John Benjamins. The award winner will be invited to select a book from the John Benjamins list. Award winner: Kate Barber (Cardiff), Using CADS to uncover how right-wing extremists generate an alternative rape culture in online narratives
  4. Project (poster or paper) best adapted to the online format. The winner will receive a commemorative conference mug and £50 book voucher. Award winner: Katherine Kavanagh (Cardiff), ‘What’s So Special About The Circus?’

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