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LINGUIST List 20.1823

Mon May 11 2009

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Sweden

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        1.    Håkan Alm, 16th NIC Conference on Intercultural Communication

Message 1: The 16th NIC Conference on Intercultural Communication
Date: 09-May-2009
From: Håkan Alm <hakan.almhb.se>
Subject: The 16th NIC Conference on Intercultural Communication
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Full Title: The 16th NIC Conference on Intercultural Communication
Short Title: NIC2009

Date: 26-Nov-2009 - 28-Nov-2009
Location: Borås, Sweden
Contact Person: Håkan Alm
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://nic.hb.se

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2009

Meeting Description:

The 16th NIC Conference on Intercultural Communication
November 26-28, 2009 Borås, Sweden
University of Borås, Sweden

The Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication (NIC) was founded in 1994
for the promotion of intercultural research and education in the Nordic and
Baltic countries. The objectives of NIC are to support active interaction
between researchers and practitioners leading to information exchange
concerning higher education and research projects in the Nordic and Baltic
countries. In addition, NIC supports development of research and training in
intercultural communication in different locations.

The present activities of NIC include mainly:

-To hold annual conferences on intercultural communication
-To keep an address list of interested researchers and organizations
-To maintain an Internet based forum for discussion

Call for Papers

We hereby invite all interested participants in the 2009 NIC Conference on
Intercultural Communication (November 26-28) to register using the form below
or at our website http://nic.hb.se (Registration). You are also invited to send
abstracts of proposed presentations or workshops, research-in-progress
presentations and proposals for panels or other activities pertaining to the
conference to the address indicated below. The main themes suggested for the
2009 NIC Conference are:

- Intercultural ICT
- Intercultural Commerce
- Intercultural Codesign
- Intercultural Service Provision

These theme are to be taken in the two senses, the first being the sense of
studying the actual practice of intercultural communication and the second
being the sense of studying ICC in different professions and arenas of work. It
aims to encourage scholars and researchers from different theoretical and
practical backgrounds to discuss the current issues and prospects of
intercultural communication (ICC). Emphasis will be placed on views that allow
for an exchange of ideas and interaction between various practitioners and
researchers of intercultural communication.

Besides the main theme, the conference committee invites papers that address
any of the following themes:
- Values in multicultural society
- ICC and the Internet
- Political Rhetoric
- Intercultural Conflict Handling
- Spoken language and ICC
- Intercultural Business Communication
- Educational Aspects of ICC
- ICC and Nonverbal Communication
- ICC and Sign-Language
- Immigration and ICC
- Managing Cultural diversity
- Other

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