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FYI: DiO Summer School: Discourses of Expertise

Author: Tom Van Hout

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

FYI Body: Discourse in Organizations (DiO) is offering a ‘methods school’ on
Discourses of Expertise later this Summer. The Venue is the University
of Antwerp (Belgium) and the dates are Monday 27 August – Thursday
30 August 2012. More information on program and speakers on

Applications are invited until 20 July through the online application
form. The fee for the 4 half-day methods school is 100 euros, except
for PhD students from the University of Antwerp, Ghent University and
KULeuven, who are exempt from paying fees.

On behalf of the DiO crew,
Kind regards,
Tom Van Hout

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