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LINGUIST List 23.1336

Fri Mar 16 2012

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling, Translation/Romania

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

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Date: 15-Mar-2012
From: Cornelia Ilie <cornelia.iliegmail.com>
Subject: Critical Dialogue Revisited: Challenges and Opportunities
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Full Title: Critical Dialogue Revisited: Challenges and Opportunities
Short Title: ESTIDIA workshop

Date: 14-Jun-2012 - 16-Jun-2012
Location: Brasov, Romania
Contact Person: Cornelia Ilie
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.afahc.ro/Simpozion/info.html

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 24-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

ESTIDIA (European Society for Transculturaland Interdisciplinary Dialogue) organises the workshop entitled 'Critical Dialogue Revisited: Challenges and Opportunities' within the framework of the international conference 'Redefining Community in Intercultural Context' (RCIC'12) organised by the Air Force Academy in Brasov, Romania, on June 14-16, 2012.

As language users we are engaged in an ongoing dialogue whereby we are negotiating and co-constructing meaning in different socio-cultural contexts, at different discourse levels, and for different purposes. Exchange and confrontation of ideas, argumentation practices and critical questioning are primarily conveyed through varying forms of dialogue, involving both local and global participants.

A primary goal of this workshop is to reflect on the state-of-the-art regarding European and international expertise on dialogue as an art, an interaction technique, a scientific method of enquiry and a problem-solving tool. It is an invitation to explore and discuss the nature, scope and role of language and communicative mechanisms in reflecting and shaping ideas, cultural identities and cross-cultural relationships through dialogue.

The workshop is intended as a truly multicultural and interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, practitioners and students. The following are just some of the topics we propose to explore:

- Dialogue connecting teaching and research creativities
- Dialogue facilitating cross-fertilization of European and global experiences in academic mentorship
- Dialogue promoting collaborative exploratory projects, joint training programs
- Dialogue fostering creative and critical thinking
- Dialogue between languages and cultures (e.g. in translation, interpreting)
- Dialogue facilitating correlations between different disciplines
- Dialogue integrating different scientific and cultural traditions

The workshop and the conference will consist of three main parts: plenary session; panels; socializing activities.

Conference fee: 100 euros

The fee will cover the printed proceedings and proceedings on CD, the cocktail, the coffee breaks, the official dinner and the sightseeing activities. Details regarding the registration fee/payment will be sent via email to those whose articles have been accepted.


The workshop and conference will be held at the following venue: 'Henri Coanda' Air Force Academy, 160, Mihai Viteazu Street, Brasov 500183, Romania.

Further information about accommodation and traveling alternatives are available at the conference website:


Call for Papers:

Submission of abstracts for review: March 24, 2012. All abstracts of up to 250 words should be submitted only as a unique Microsoft Word file, attached to an email sent to: cornelia.iliegmail.com and a.lesenciucyahoo.fr.

Important Dates:

Notification of abstract acceptance: April 14, 2012
Confirmation of payment fee: April 28, 2012
Submission of complete papers: May 12, 2012

The provisional programme is available at the conference website:


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