UMDS2019 welcomes research abstracts that focus on analysis of discourse, society and interaction in areas, such as the following:


  • Visual communication and discourse
  • Linguistics landscapes
  • Language and power
  • Digital media and discourse
  • Gendered discourse


It is crucial to note that we screen abstracts in terms of their appropriate style, language precision (lack of grammatical issues), cohesion and comprehensibility.

Abstracts should have the following:


  • Introduction - State the issues, problem statements, the 'whys' this research was carried out, research trajectories (aims/questions)
  • Methods - State the research design type, data types, data collection methods and analytical framework
  • Findings/expectations - State the findings you want to share
  • Keywords - State a maximum of five (5) words/phrases that are associated with your research theme


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 6 June 2019

In order to submit your abstract, you need to register online.

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To submit abstract:

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