We are delighted to announce the keynote speakers at our 6th New Zealand Discourse Conference 2017.
Michael Bamberg Clark University
Michael Bamberg is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, USA. He is the author of The Acquisition of Narratives: Learning to Use Language (de Gruyter, 1987); sole editor of Narrative- State of the Art (John Benjamins, 2007), Narrative Development: Six Approaches (Routledge, 2012); and co-editor of Discourse and Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Considering Counter-Narratives: Narrating, resisting, making sense (John Benjamins, 2004). Professor Bamberg is also editor of the international journal Narrative Enquiry (John Benjamins), and series editor of Studies in Narrative (John Benjamins).
David Barton is Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK and erstwhile Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre. He is author of Literacy: an introduction to the ecology of written language (Wiley-Blackwell, 1995), co-author of Local literacies: Reading and writing in one community (Routledge, 1998/2012), Researching Language in Social Media (Routledge, 2014) and Language Online: Investigating Digital Texts and Practices (Routledge, 2013). Professor Barton is also co-editor of Situated Literacies: Reading and Writing in Context (Routledge, 2000) and Beyond Communities of Practice: Language power and social context (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Theo van Leeuwen is Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, and Honorary Professor at the University of Lancaster and the University of New South Wales. He is author of Speech, Music, Sound (Palgrave, 1999), The Language of Colour (Routledge, 2011), The Handbook of Visual Analysis (Sage, 2001), Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Discourse Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Introducing Social Semiotics (Routledge, 2004); co-author of Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design (1996/2006, Routledge); Multimodal Discourse (Bloomsbury, 2001) and Global Media Discourse (Routledge, 2007). Professor van Leeuwen is a founding editor of the international journal Visual Communication (Sage).
Sigrid Norris is Professor of Multimodal (Inter)action and director of the Multimodal Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She is author of Analysing Multimodal Interaction: A Methodological Framework (Routledge 2004), Identity in (Inter)action: Introducing Multimodal (Inter)action Analysis (de Gruyter 2011); co-editor of Discourse in Action: Introducing Mediated Discourse Analysis (Routledge 2005) and Interactions, Images and Texts: A Reader in Multimodality (de Gruyter 2014); and sole editor of Multimodality in Practice: Investigating Theory-in-practice through-methodology (Routledge 2012) and Multimodality: Critical Concepts in Linguistics (4 Volumes) (Routledge 2015). Professor Norris is also editor of the international journal Multimodal Communication (de Gruyter).