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Full Title: Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment

Short Title: ACiME
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Start Date: 12-Sep-2015 - 14-Sep-2015
Contact: Irena Vassileva
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Meeting Description: The research team of the ACiME (Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment) project is pleased to announce the international conference “Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment”, which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 12-14 September 2015.

The conference constitutes the final stage in the completion of a three-year research project (ACiME) financed by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, and realised by a team of scholars from Bulgaria and Germany. The hypothesis tested is that the Internet is a rich and unique non-linear multimedia environment offering access to massive amounts of information; It provides new, more effective ways of communicating ideas and an audience of unparalleled size and diversity. How does it, however, affect the production, transmission and consumption of knowledge and what is the effect of globalisation on academic communication?

The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of academic communication in the new media with a view to promoting interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue and the elaboration of a suitable methodology for the elicitation of the distinguishing features of academic communication in multimedia settings and the new opportunities they offer for the realisation of intertextuality and interdiscursivity. It is assumed that since multimediality would certainly allow for the establishment of a much wider range of intertextual and interdiscursive links, there should also be a threshold of comprehension beyond which it would be very difficult, if not impossible for the audience in academia to perceive the links sought by the author (quantitative aspects). Another facet of interest is to establish the degree of relevance of the hypertextual links to the academic needs and background knowledge of the target audience (qualitative aspects).

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer, Germany - “From linked data to digital genres: text-linguistic approaches to multimodal hypertext analysis”
Prof. Dr. Diane Pecorari, Sweden - „Irreconcilable differences? On plagiarism and other intertextualities in academic communication“
Prof. Dr. Klaus Schneider, Germany - ''Quoting Practices in Academia''
Prof. Dr. Irena Vassileva, Bulgaria - “Multimedia Environment and the Academia – Friends or Foes?”

The fee (150 Euro) includes conference materials, coffee breaks, an evening reception on September 12, 2015, and publication costs.

A conference dinner will take place on the evening of 13 September 2015. Conference participants will need to register and pay an additional fee to participate.
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.3833

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