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LINGUIST List 21.4896

Sat Dec 04 2010

Calls: English, Applied Ling/France

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        1.     Sophie Belan , Hegemony and Singularities: Orchestrating LSP

Message 1: Hegemony and Singularities: Orchestrating LSP
Date: 02-Dec-2010
From: Sophie Belan <sophie.belanuniv-nantes.fr>
Subject: Hegemony and Singularities: Orchestrating LSP
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Full Title: Hegemony and Singularities: Orchestrating LSP

Date: 17-Mar-2011 - 19-Mar-2011
Location: Dijon, France
Contact Person: Jean-Pierre Charpy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The theme of the 32nd GERAS Conference, to be held in Dijon in 2011, lies within the scope of research conducted by our scientific community since 2008 under the umbrella theme of ‘multiplicity and unity’ in languages for specific purposes. For this year's event, the University of Burgundy, which hosted the 21st GERAS Conference in 2000, proposes the theme of: Hegemony and Singularities: Orchestrating Languages for Specific Purposes.

One of the major issues in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and its four traditional domains (the linguistic, cultural, didactic and technological dimensions), remains its theoretical foundations and its relation with regard to the other branches of Anglistics. Is it now time to redefine the major and minor modes within each domain? Is it possible, desirable or even feasible to harmonize the different fields of research? The theme chosen may be understood not only as an investigation of the interface between ESP and the other branches of Anglistics, but also as the analysis of the domain of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP).


Call for Papers:

Paper proposals are invited to explore the following lines of enquiry in accordance with the research principles underlying the GERAS. Ever since its creation, the GERAS has sought to answer questions concerning the theoretical foundations of linguistics:

- Should the study of specific discourse be considered within the framework of the existing major schools of linguistics (the enunciative school, systemic functional grammar, corpus linguistics...)?
- Are studies on enunciation still in keeping with the polyphonic perspective of discourse as defined by Bakhtine?
- What specific/singular approaches to applied linguistics have been developed from LSP teaching?
- What are the different types of discourse investigated in terminological studies?
- Is there a dominant form of discourse in each professional community and, if so, is it possible to identify common features in these dominant forms?
- With regard to the subject of the study, should research focus on types of dominant discourse in a given community rather than the production of types of discourse which may be considered as minor?
- Has the integration of statistics as an essential tool in corpus linguistics led to a trend in favor of systematic macro-analyses at the expense of micro-analyses?

Schedule:

15 January 2011: Deadline for submissions
7 February 2011: Announcement of reviewed papers

Abstracts:

Abstracts should be written in French or English (depending on the language used to give the presentation), including a title, 5 key words, and a precise, concise and informative description of the content of the paper (300 words maximum). Submissions should be sent by 15 January 2011 to:

martine.goisetu-bourgogne.fr

Conference website:

http://colloque-geras.u-bourgogne.fr



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