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Tue Dec 06 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Netherlands

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        1.     Paola Catenaccio , Panel: Discursive Practices and Textual Realizations


Message 1: Panel: Discursive Practices and Textual Realizations
Date: 06-Dec-2011
From: Paola Catenaccio <paola.catenacciounimi.it>
Subject: Panel: Discursive Practices and Textual Realizations
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Full Title: Panel: Discursive Practices and Textual Realizations

Date: 30-May-2012 - 02-Jun-2012
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Giuliana Garzone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

This panel is organised as part of the 2012 ABC Europe Conference to be held in Nijmegen from May 30 to June 2, 2012 (http://abceurope2012.wordpress.com/).

The underlying rationale for the panel lies in the recognition that organizations are discursive entities grounded in discursive practices. Thus discourse and text - whether oral or written, printed or digital - have been an important object of investigation for anyone conducting research on organizational communication, and have been explored in a number of different aspects, from vocabulary to text structure, from generic features to rhetorical strategies. In recent years a further development has been a gradual broadening of perspectives to include text production processes as not only a legitimate, but indeed a privileged field of inquiry. This entails an emphasis on the need to take a comprehensive view of discursive practices, and consideration for a wide range of contextual factors and professional procedures, thus producing a thick description of text and talk in interaction. Strictly connected to this new attitude is the need to include not only frontstage, but also backstage activities in the repertoire of objects investigated, with recourse frequently being made to ethnographic tools to verify insights gained through discourse analysis. The underlying assumption is that analyses of both product and process, frontstage and backstage are essential if we are to achieve ecologically valid descriptions of organizational texts and practices, and gain a satisfactory understanding of texts as artefacts embedded in - and constitutive of - social practices.

This panel will also see the participation of members of a PhD mentorship programme organised by ABC Europe with the aim to encourage the exchange of ideas and perspectives among young researchers, their mentors, and the international academic community.

Call for Papers:

Paper proposals are invited for this panel on discursive practices and textual realizations in organizational communication, with a special focus on issues of frontstage and backstage and the product/process continuum.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length and should clearly state the purpose and the main thrust of the research. Papers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 for discussion. The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 31, 2012. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by February 20, 2012. Please send abstracts to the following addresses:

giuliana.garzoneunimi.it
paola.catenacciounimi.it



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