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Full Title: Genre Variations/Standardization and Popularization: Natural Sciences, Law and Commerce

Location: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Start Date: 25-Oct-2012 - 27-Oct-2012
Contact: Eleonora Chiavetta
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The international conference ‘Genre Variations/Standardization and Popularization: Natural Sciences, Law and Commerce’ will take place at the University of Palermo, Italy, 25-27 October 2012.

General Information:

An international conference organized within the framework of the PRIN 2008 Project ‘The Popularization of Scientific Discourse in a Diachronic Perspective’, partly funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research, will be hosted by the Palermo Unit, Dipartimento DIPLI, Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri, 25-27 October 2012.

Main Objective of the Conference:

The main objective of the conference is to provide a platform for sharing views on the subject of generic variation and/or standardization in texts disseminating scientific knowledge in the domains of natural sciences, law and commerce.

For the plenary lectures the following keynote speakers have accepted our invitation:

Vijay Bhatia (City University of Hong Kong)
Peter Kastberg (Aarhus University)
Gunther Kress (Institute of Education, University of London)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.2430

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