LINGUIST List 14.1821

Mon Jun 30 2003

Calls: Applied Ling/Austro-Asiatic; Psycholing/Poland

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  1. francesca.bargiela, ASIAN BUSINESS DISCOURSES
  2. kotlet, 7th Congress of the International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics


Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 14:47:38 +0000
From: francesca.bargiela <>


Contact: Francesca Bargiela
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Subject Language Family: Austro-Asiatic
Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2003

Abstracts are invited for articles on the theme of ASIAN BUSINESS
DISCOURSES for a special issue of the Journal of Asian Pacific Studies
and an edited collection to be published by Peter Lang. 


The interest in business communication in Asia Pacific and the
literature published in English on the same subject have increased to
the extent that we can now confidently begin to speak about emerging
Asian Business Discourses. The label is not purely academic, defining
a field of research centred on a specific area of the world map.

The choice of "Asian Discourses" is an acknowledgement of the many
current projects and researchers in Asian countries, which are making
a distinctive contribution to the field of business
communication. Articles in journals and edited collections and
numerous papers delivered at international conferences are tangible
signs of this new, exciting development. It is also an appreciation
and affirmation of the original insights that Asian colleagues are
providing to a field traditionally dominated by American and European

The next few years will witness a consolidation of Asian perspectives
on business communication that will broaden and enrich the profile of
this already multi-disciplinary field and may indeed change it in yet
unforeseeable ways.

It is therefore quite timely and appropriate that the Journal of Asian
Pacific Communication (JAPC) should host a special issue on Asian
Business Discourses, to appear in Spring 2006.

The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication
is a peer-reviewed periodical published by John Benjamins Publishing
Company and many of its readers are educators who teach Asian-Pacific
students in Asia or in Diaspora. The special issue on Asian Business
Discourses will be guest-edited by Francesca Bargiela.

A complementary edited collection on Asian Business Communication is
also planned for Autumn 2006, to be published by a well-known European
academic publisher, Peter Lang. It will appear in the series
Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication
edited by Maurizio Gotti, University of Bergamo (Italy). The volume
will be co-edited by Francesca Bargiela and Maurizio Gotti.

This double project aims to disseminate internationally, and across
disciplinary readerships, high quality, original research from as many
Asian countries and scholars as is practical. Francesca Bargiela, a
Senior Research Fellow at the Nottingham Trent University
( has an
established record of publications in business discourse,
collaborative research and editorial work and will be assisted in her
task by an international panel of experienced reviewers.

Topic Areas

Asian business discourses
Asian linguae francae
English as an Asian language
English as a lingua franca in Asian business
Written business communication in Asia
Spoken v. written communication in Asian businesses
Asian Meetings, negotiations, and other face-to-face encounters
Computer-mediated communication in Asian businesses 
Asian cultural influences on the language of work
Inter-cultural business communication: between Asians and with
Cross-cultural studies of communicative practices (Asian cultures
compared with other cultures)
Intra-cultural business communication (Asian cultures in contact with
other cultures)
The impact of Asian philosophies and religions on business
The language of advertising and public relations in Asian companies
Annual company reports by Asian companies
Internal and external Asian corporate communication
Interpersonal communication in Asian work contexts
Asian native psychologies and their relevance to work settings
The concept of "face" in Asian business interactions

This list is not exhaustive. Contributions on other relevant topics
are encouraged. Contact the editor at the address below for informal

Guidelines for submission of abstracts
Authors interested to contribute to either the special journal issue
or to the edited volume are invented to submit long abstracts of
approx. 1000 words by the end of October 2003, accompanied by a
bio-note of approx. 200 words.

The editors will select up to 8 articles for publication in the
journal special issue and up to 12 articles for the edited
collection. Criteria for acceptance include: relevance, originality,
significance and timeliness. All authors will be notified of the
selection outcome by November 30th. All manuscripts will be
peer-reviewed and only high quality contributions will go through for


-Last date for submission of abstracts:	30th October 2003
-Notification of acceptance: 30th November 2003
-Last date for submission of manuscripts: 30th September 2004
-Publication dates Spring 2006 (special journal issue) 
		 Autumn 2006 (edited collection)

Please address all correspondence, including queries and informal
discussion of ideas for possible contributions to:

Francesca Bargiela
Senior Research Fellow
Nottingham Trent University
Department of English and Media Studies
Clifton Lane
Nottingham NGG11 8NS

Fax: + 44 115 848 6632
Tel: + 44 115 848 6354

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Message 2: 7th Congress of the International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics

Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 18:34:25 +0000
From: kotlet <>
Subject: 7th Congress of the International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics

7th Congress of the International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics
Short Title: 7th ISAPL Congress

Date: 06-SEP-04 - 09-SEP-04
Location: Cieszyn, Poland
Contact: Janusz Arabski
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

We would like to invite all our Colleagues working in the field of
psycholinguistics and related areas to the 7th Congress of the
International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics (ISAPL) to be held
in Cieszyn, Poland on 6 - 9 September 2004.

The event is being organized by ISAPL in cooperation with the
University of Silesia, who have kindly offered to sponsor the event.

Visit our website:

Dear Colleagues,

The organisers of the 7th Congress of International Society of Applied
Psycholinguistics ISAPL to be organised in Cieszyn, Poland on 6+9
September 2004 have decided to extend the deadline for the submission
of abstracts and registration to 31 August 2003. More details on the
Congress can be found at:

Kind regards
from the Organising Committee.

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