LINGUIST List 13.1758

Fri Jun 21 2002

Confs: Historical Discourse/Pragmatics, Turku, Finland

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Message 1: Historical discourse linguistics and pragmatics

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 18:09:55 +0300
From: Organization in Discourse II /js <>
Subject: Historical discourse linguistics and pragmatics

Organization in Discourse II: The Historical Perspective
University of Turku, Finland, 7-11 August, 2002


The full Third Circular is now available on our website (link below). 

The academic programme consists of individual papers and workshops,
arranged in two parallel sessions, as well as plenary lectures. The
conference will open with Andreas JUCKER's plenary talk on news
discourse in the 17th to 21st centuries. In addition, we have the
following plenary speakers: Laurel BRINTON (development of pragmatic
markers), Fran´┐Żoise SALAGER-MEYER (English, French, and Spanish academic
conflict), Irma TAAVITSAINEN (genres and text types in early vernacular
scientific writing), Barbara WEHR (focussing strategies in medieval
French and Irish), and Laura WRIGHT (medieval mixed-language business
texts). There will be three conference workshops: COURT TRIAL DISCOURSE;

The conference will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 August. It will be
possible to register from 2 p.m. onwards. The registration desk and all
sessions will be in Calonia on the Turku University campus. We have a
full programme from Thursday through Saturday, with the last session
late on Saturday afternoon.

The social programme includes a Welcoming Reception on Wednesday, a City
Reception at the Town Hall on Friday, and the Conference Banquet on
Saturday evening. For Sunday we are offering an excursion to a
well-preserved historic town, Naantali.

The regular conference fee is now 200 EUR per person; under- and
post-graduate students are eligible for a reduced fee. Any participants
not staying for the whole conference may choose to register as day
delegates. The registration form is available on our website, and may be
returned by fax or post.

Please visit our website for updates on the academic and social
programme as well as travel information. We hope you will join us in
Turku in August!

With warm regards,
The Organizing Committee.

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'Organization in Discourse II: The Historical Perspective' Conference
Turku, Finland, 7-11 August, 2002
mailing address: OID II Conference, Department of English, The
University of Turku, FIN-20014 Turku, Finland
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