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LINGUIST List 22.2070

Sat May 14 2011

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Finland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Paula Sjöblom , Names in the Economy 4

Message 1: Names in the Economy 4
Date: 13-May-2011
From: Paula Sjöblom <paula.sjoblomutu.fi>
Subject: Names in the Economy 4
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Full Title: Names in the Economy 4
Short Title: NITE4

Date: 14-Jun-2012 - 16-Jun-2012
Location: Turku, Finland
Contact Person: Paula Sjöblom
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.tse.fi/EN/units/otherunits/names-in-the-economy/Pages/NITE4.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2011

Meeting Description:

Names are a pervasive part of human culture. We are continuously reminded of their existence by our surrounding environment. Names always come about and are used in interaction between people and a language community. We give names to referents worth naming - to objects that are meaningful or valuable for us. Also organizations are increasingly aware of the importance of naming; brands and their names are powerful tools in today's commercial environment. The approval of names for common use always requires a community with a fairly similar vision of the surrounding world. Culture produces names and names produce culture.

The 4th Names in the Economy symposium will be organized in the beautiful city of Turku in Finland. The symposium will be hosted by Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku at 14 - 16 June 2012. The conference theme, Names and Cultures in a Commercial Environment, brings out the interdisciplinary nature of the role of names in our global world.

The symposium is a continuation to the former symposia held in Antwerp in 2006, in Vienna in 2007 and in Amsterdam in 2009. The objectives of the Names in the Economy are to extend interdisciplinary dialogue between linguistic onomastics and other sciences, to find fresh ideas in the study of new fields of onomastics and to raise the scientific relevance of the study of commercial naming.

Registration and Payment:

The closing date for registration and payment is 15 April 2012. The conference fee for participants is 120 e (students 90 e). The registration fee includes the whole program, the conference material as well as the lunches and coffee, the welcoming reception on Thursday and the conference dinner on Friday. Note that after the closing date the payment will be 170 e (students 120 e).

Call for Papers:

Turku School of Economy at the University of Turku kindly invites the submission of paper proposals for the fourth symposium of Names in the Economy in Turku, Finland 12-14 June 2012. We welcome proposals for both oral and poster presentations.

Contributions may cover the fields of product names, company names, brand names and all other proper names that are of economic interest. The focus of the conference will be on the theme Names and Cultures in a Commercial Environment. Our purpose is to invoke discussion about commercial names from an interdiciplinary pespective, and therefore we warmly welcome paper proposals by scholars from a broad range of disciplines, for instance economics and marketing, onomastics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, semantics and semiotics, cultural sciences, law and cultural geography.

The official conference language is English.

Abstract Submission:

If you want to present a paper at the symposium, please send an abstract by 30 September 2011 to NITE4tse.fi. Abstracts should briefly (max 400 words) show the purpose, perspective and findings of the proposed paper.

Paper proposals will be reviewed by the members of the International scientific committee. The acceptance of proposals and the invitation to the conference will be sent in December 2011.

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