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LINGUIST List 22.2359

Sat Jun 04 2011

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis/USA

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

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        1.     Jolanta Aritz , Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia Pacific Region

Message 1: Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia Pacific Region
Date: 03-Jun-2011
From: Jolanta Aritz <aritzmarshall.usc.edu>
Subject: Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia Pacific Region
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Full Title: Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia Pacific Region

Date: 13-Mar-2012 - 15-Mar-2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contact Person: Jolanta Aritz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2011

Meeting Description:

Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia Pacific Region
3rd Conference of the LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim
March 13-15, 2012
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) and Professional Communication in the Asia-Pacific Rim and beyond to take part in a dialogue on research and collaboration in academic, professional and workplace contexts. To build a clearer understanding of communication in the workplace it is crucial to have effective collaboration between language experts, trainers and institutions specializing in communication skills. Such collaboration in turn is fundamental to the design and implementation of effective pedagogy, assessment and curricula.

Keynote Speaker:

Vijay Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong

Plenary Speakers:

Fail Fairhurst, the University of Cincinnati
Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK
Clayton Dube, USC US-China Institute

Registration Information:

The conference registration fee includes cost of registration, a conference bag, luncheons, coffee breaks, conference dinner, and a reception.

Registration Fees:

Full Conference Participant/Presenter: $280
Association Member: $220
Student: $190

You can become a member online by visiting http://www1.english.cityu.edu.hk/aplspca/drupal/

Conference registration will be available on the Association's website after November 1, 2011.

Call for Papers:

We invite papers and posters on any of the following areas:

- Relationships between LSP theory and workplace practices
- Interconnections between discourse and socio-institutional practices
- Collaboration between language teachers/trainers and institutions/organizations
- Functional variation of language in academic and professional contexts
- Discursive and professional practices of specialists
- Disciplinary, intercultural and cross-cultural variation in professional communication & discourse
- Descriptions of language use in professional contexts
- Workplace communication and curriculum design

Papers focusing on the study of languages other than English are most welcome.

Presentation Guidelines:

Papers will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts should be between 250-300 words and should be sent via e-mail attachments to rcwalkermarshall.usc.edu or aritzmarshall.usc.edu

Abstracts should include:

1. The title of the paper
2. A list of 3-5 key words describing the area and focus
3. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s)
4. The corresponding author's e-mail address and contact details

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a committee composed of members of the conference organizing committee.

Abstract Submission Deadline:

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is September 1, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be given by October 30, 2011.

Preconference Workshops:

Two pre-conference workshops will be held on March 13, 2012 by plenary speakers Gail Fairhurst and Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini. Please refer to the registration form for further details.


A selection of conference papers will be published with an international publisher.

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