LINGUIST List 14.2630

Tue Sep 30 2003

Calls: Asian Business Discourses/JAPC

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  1. francesca.bargiela, ASIAN BUSINESS DISCOURSES


Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 14:40:07 +0000
From: francesca.bargiela <>

Journal of Asian Pacific Communication	

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2003 ASIAN BUSINESS DISCOURSES

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 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 in Spring 2006 (Guest editor: Francesca Bargiela).

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

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: 31st 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 NG11 8NS 

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