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LINGUIST List 17.37

Tue Jan 10 2006

Confs: Discourse Analysis/Bergen, Norway

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        1.    Torodd Kinn, Academic Voices in Contrast

Message 1: Academic Voices in Contrast
Date: 09-Jan-2006
From: Torodd Kinn <torodd.kinnnor.uib.no>
Subject: Academic Voices in Contrast

Academic Voices in Contrast

Date: 04-May-2006 - 06-May-2006
Location: Bergen, Norway
Contact: Kjersti Fløttum
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.kongress.no/academicvoices2006

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This is a symposium on academic discourse focusing on the comparison of differences and similarities across languages as well as across disciplines. It brings together a dozen invited speakers from the Americas and Europe, all belonging to the research front of academic discourse.

Invited speakers:

Kjell Lars Berge, Universitety of Oslo (Norway): The relation between text structure in scientific writing and epistemology

Marina Bondi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy): Expert voices in historical discourse: authority, status, value

Shirley Carter-Thomas, National Institute of Telecommunications (France): The 'iffiness' of medical discourse: cross-linguistic analysis of English 'if' and French 'si' in research publications

Francis Grossmann, University of Grenoble 3 (France): How to modalize reported speech in French research papers: Elements of comparison between academic disciplines

Ken Hyland, University of London (United Kingdom): Different strokes for different folks: Disciplinary variation in academic writing

Lita Lundquist, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark): Language types and contrasts in academic voices. A comparison of Danish and French sociological discourse

Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki (Finland): Hybrid Voices: English as the lingua franca of Academics

Elizabeth Rowley-Jolivet, University of Orleans (France): More 'iffy' business: sources of variation in English medical discourse

Françoise Salager-Meyer, University of the Andes, Mérida (Venezuela): Negative appraisals in academic book reviews. A cross-linguistic approach

John M. Swales, University of Michigan (USA): Language Science Abstracts in English, French and Arabic: Academic Voices in Contrast?

Johan L. Tønnesson, Universitety of Oslo (Norway): Cooperation and conflict between autoral voices and Model Readers through rhetorical 'topoi' in historical discourse

Philip Shaw, University of Stockholm (Sweden): Summary and comment

Organized by the KIAP Project (Cultural Identity in Academic Prose), see http://kiap.aksis.uib.no

Organizing committee:
-Kjersti Fløttum, University of Bergen (Norway)
-Trine Dahl, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (Bergen, Norway)
-Torodd Kinn, University of Bergen (Norway)

Registration for attendance: Please go to the meeting URL.

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