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LINGUIST List 18.3671

Fri Dec 07 2007

Confs: General Linguistics/China

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        1.    Esther Ho, APacLSP 08 Conference: Partnerships in Action


Message 1: APacLSP 08 Conference: Partnerships in Action
Date: 07-Dec-2007
From: Esther Ho <egrcpcepolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: APacLSP 08 Conference: Partnerships in Action
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APacLSP 08 Conference: Partnerships in Action
Short Title: APacLSP 08

Date: 08-Dec-2008 - 10-Dec-2008
Location: Hong Kong, China
Contact: Winnie Cheng
Contact Email: egrcpcepolyu.edu.hk
Meeting URL: http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/lsp/APacLSP08

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

APacLSP 08 Conference
Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice & Training
Inaugural Conference of the Asia-Pacific Rim
LSP and Professional Communication Association

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and
City University of Hong Kong
8-10 December 2008 (Mon-Wed)

Keynote Speakers
Patrice Buzzanell, Purdue University, USA
Christopher Candlin, Macquarie University, Australia
Gu Yueguo, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Janet Holmes, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Giovanni Parodi, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Invited Colloquium Conveners
Catherine Nickerson, Swiss Graduate School of Management Studies, India
Priscilla Rogers, University of Michigan, USA

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in
Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) and Professional Communication in the
broad Asia-Pacific Rim region to contribute to a stimulating and dynamic
exchange of ideas in communication research, practice, training, and assessment.
It also marks the inauguration of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP and Professional
Communication Association. The primary aim of the proposed Association will be
to promote transdisciplinary and collaborative research and training, and to
facilitate sharing of resources in LSP and Professional Communication in the
Asia-Pacific Rim region.

Conference Themes

Research

Discourse studies of academic, professional, institutional and other workplace
contexts
Approaches and methodologies in LSP and professional communication research
Information and document design
Studies in identity and the construction of the work force
Multimodalities
Discursive competence and professional expertise

Practice

Language in the workplace
Curriculum design for professional development
On-line and virtual learning of LSP and professional communication
Learning at the workplace
Transdisciplinary practices

Training

Professional communication in corporate training
Assessment and appraisal
Recruitment and training
Staff development
Consultancy
Quality assurance


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