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LINGUIST List 20.182

Tue Jan 20 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics/Belgium

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        1.    Geert Jacobs, 2nd International Discourse in Organizations Workshop


Message 1: 2nd International Discourse in Organizations Workshop
Date: 20-Jan-2009
From: Geert Jacobs <geert.jacobsugent.be>
Subject: 2nd International Discourse in Organizations Workshop
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2nd International Discourse in Organizations Workshop
Short Title: DiO2

Date: 16-Sep-2009 - 18-Sep-2009
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact: Geert Jacobs
Contact Email: geert.jacobsugent.be
Meeting URL: http://www.dio.ugent.be

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics

Meeting Description:

In the wake of our successful 1st International Workshop on Discourse in
Organizations (DiO, Antwerp/Knokke, Belgium, September 2005), we hope to bring
together a number of researchers from discourse analysis, linguistic pragmatics
and text studies for our 2nd International Workshop on Discourse in
Organizations, from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 September 2009. The workshop
offers a small-scale, all-plenary interactive forum with a limited number of
participants and plenty of time for discussion. It will also include an
International PhD colloquium to be organized in co-operation with the
Association for Business Communication (ABC).

Theme: Displaying Competence

The workshop explores ways in which individuals or groups in organizations
discursively present themselves as competent, i.e. as having the ability and
willingness (possibly including generic knowledge, motive, social role,
expertise and skills) to perform tasks or functions on a superior level.
Competence here might encompass or overlap with notions of efficiency, success,
accountability, excellence and self-justification. Papers are welcomed that
address the question of how such displays are achieved, how they are temporally
projected as well as how they interact with the context in which they are
generated. Methodologically, the workshop aims to bring together research that
is primarily empirical, for instance within a discourse analytical, linguistic
pragmatic, text studies or ethnomethodological framework. Contributions are
welcomed on a wide spectrum of organizational settings including
leadership/management situations, gate-keeping encounters in a variety of
institutions and organizations and through a wide range of media, peer
interaction in the workplace, marketing and news discourse, interaction with
customers, etc.

Keynote Speakers:
Celia Roberts (King's College London) and Francesca Bargiela

Venue:
The workshop will take place in the Zebrastraat convention centre within walking
distance of medieval Ghent. See www.zebrastraat.be for more information.

Registration:
The registration fee is 150 euro. The fee includes participation in the
workshop, a conference folder, a reception on Wednesday night, two lunches on
Thursday and Friday, coffee/tea breaks on Thursday and Friday and a festive
dinner on Thursday. For payment details and an online registration form: see:
www.dio.ugent.be.

Registration deadline: 1 June 2009.

Accommodation:
A limited number of double rooms are available in two four-room apartments at
the workshop venue at 75 euro per room. Please let us know as soon as possible
if you are interested in booking a room and whether you would like to share it
with another workshop participant. Alternatively, we can recommend some stylish
bed-and-breakfast accommodation or budget hotels in the area.


Contact:
Please contact geert.jacobsugent.be for more information.
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