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LINGUIST List 22.2891

Thu Jul 14 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Botswana

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

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        1.     Professor Dele Femi Akindele , 2nd International Communication Studies Conference

Message 1: 2nd International Communication Studies Conference
Date: 14-Jul-2011
From: Professor Dele Femi Akindele <olufemiphiladeleyahoo.ca>
Subject: 2nd International Communication Studies Conference
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Full Title: 2nd International Communication Studies Conference
Short Title: ICSC

Date: 08-Jul-2012 - 13-Jul-2012
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Contact Person: Professor Dele Femi Akindele
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 05-May-2012

Meeting Description:

2nd International Communication Studies Conference
University of Botswana
July 8-13, 2012

The aim of the 2nd International Communication Studies Conference is to
deliberate on the advances in academic, business, and professional
communication in the global community. Organized by the Communication
Studies Skills Unit, Centre for Academic Development, University of
Botswana, the conference will be in two parts: 1) a pre-conference workshop
and 2) the communication conference.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Ken Hyland: Chair Applied Linguistics & Director Centre for Applied
English Studies, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Keyan Tomaseli: Director of the Centre for Communication, Media and
Society, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Prof. Nogav Puth: Chair, Department of Marketing & Communication
Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. Levi Obonyo: Communication Department, Daystar University, Kenya

Pre-conference workshop: July 8-10, 2012. It will focus on the following

- Current issues and trends in writing/research
- Managing crisis through communication
- Visual/Performing Arts in communication

Registration fee: USD$75.00 or P500 Pulas
Early Registration for Pre-conference workshop: May 30, 2012
Late Registration for Pre-conference workshop: June 30, 2012

Contact: Dr. V.B. Lunga: lungav.b.mopipi.ub.bw; Dr. Ketsitlile:

Communication Conference: July 11-13, 2012

Conference Theme: Advances in Academic, Business and Professional
Communication in the Global Community

Conference Subthemes:

- Academic communication in the global community
- Business communication in the global community
- Professional communication in the global community
- Communication and conflict management/transformation
- Health communication
- Interpersonal communication
- Change communication
- Strategic communication
- Organizational communication
- Development communication
- Gender communication
- Family communication
- Public Relations and advertising
- Journalism and broadcasting
- Discourse and genre analysis
- Speech writing and rhetoric
- Applied linguistics
- Visual and performing arts
- Communication skills and ICTs

Conference Registration Fees:

Conference registration fee only: USD200.00 or P1400.00
Late registration: May 30, 2012 - June 30, 2012: USD200.00 or P1300.00
Students: USD75.00 or P500.00

This fee covers registration, bag, stationery and refreshments.
Registration fees can be paid with Visa cards or by Direct Bank Transfer.

See details as follows:

Account Name: University of Botswana
Bank name: Standard Chartered Bank
Bank Postal Address: P O Box 1529,
Account Number: 0100110109600
Transfer ref: P658-COMM 2010
Branch name: Mall Branch
Branch Code662167

Contact Person (UB): Thabo Abram, Tel: 002673554071, Fax: 002673959390,
E-mail address: abramtjmopipi.ub

Travel, Board & Lodging:

Participants will be responsible for making their own arrangements for
travel, board and lodging. However, transport will be available to take
participants from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to the respective
lodges at the beginning of the conference and to take participants to the
airport at the end of the conference. Moreover, those staying in the major
hotels will be picked up by the hotel shuttle services. Kindly indicate the
date and time of arrival of your flight so that transport is arranged for
you. The conference organizers will furnish participants with information
on the availability of hotels, motels and lodges in Gaborone. Details of
accommodation and visa requirements will be communicated to participants
shortly upon receiving their abstracts.

Call for Papers:

Submission of Abstracts:

Submissions are invited for individual papers, posters, and colloquia.
Abstracts of not more than 200 words should be e-mailed to the following


Authors should present the abstracts in 1.5 inch spacing, Times New Roman
12, with the author(s) names, affiliation and contact details (postal
address, fax, phone, email) included. The sub-themes should be specified.
The abstracts submitted will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the
conference committee before final acceptance of the proposal for
presentation at the conference. After the acceptance of the abstract, the
author or authors should write up the conference paper and be ready to
present it paper at the conference.

Key Dates:

The deadline for the submission of conference abstracts: May 5, 2012
Notification about acceptance of papers: June 5, 2012
Conference duration: July 8-13, 2012

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