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LINGUIST List 23.4085

Tue Oct 02 2012

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Belgium

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

Date: 02-Oct-2012
From: Lieve Vangehuchten <lieve.vangehuchtenua.ac.be>
Subject: Global Advances in Business Communications 5th Annual Tricontinental Conference
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Full Title: Global Advances in Business Communications 5th Annual Tricontinental Conference
Short Title: GABC2013

Date: 29-May-2013 - 31-May-2013
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact Person: University of Antwerp
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ua.ac.be/GABC2013

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

GABC is an initiative supported by three partner institutions - Eastern Michigan University, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & the University of Antwerp - which brings together academics and practitioners interested in communicative practices in business and organizational settings.

The fifth tricontinental GABC conference will take place at the University of Antwerp, Belgium from 29-31 May 2013. For more information please consult the conference website:


Keynote speakers include: Prof. Leena Louhiala-Salminen (Aalto University, Helsinki), Prof. Paul Matthyssens (University of Antwerp) & Prof. Marinel Gerritsen (Radboud University Nijmegen).

Call for Papers:

We would like to invite you to consider submitting a panel proposal (deadline: 15 November 2012) or a paper abstract (deadline: 24 January 2013) for this event.

Call for Panel Proposals:

Deadline: 15 November 2012
Notification: 1 December 2012

We invite panel proposals in any field of business communication. Proposals should be no longer than 1000 words in length and contain the following: a) the name(s) of the panel convenor(s); b) a long and short title for the panel; c) the research questions to be addressed and an indication of theoretical frameworks and methodologies used; d) an overview of work being done in the area and number of papers expected. Individual paper abstracts are not required at this stage.

Panel Format:

Panels will cluster a number of independent papers converging on a specialized theme. Panel presentations will share the same format as general papers (i.e. a 20-minute paper + time for discussion). Each panel will contain 6-10 presentation slots, ideally including an introductory session with a summary of relevant previous research, approaches, important research questions etc. and a slot for a final discussion on the topic covered by the panel, methodological issues, perspectives for further research and possible publication channels. We particularly encourage proposals exploring broadening or critical perspectives and methodological issues, for example: Modes of communication and their analysis (e.g. multimodal analysis, embodiment, etc.); Business communication practices in less-researched business settings (e.g. maritime, legal, agribusiness); Micro v. macrolevels of analysis and their methodological implications; Multilingualism, plurilingualism and language perspectives other than English; Multi- and interdisciplinarity in business communication research - possibilities and limitations.

Call for Papers/Posters:

Deadline: 24 January 2013
Notification: 15 February 2013

We invite abstract submissions for paper and poster presentations on any aspect of business communication. Each paper presentation should be no longer than 20 minutes (+ time for questions). Traditionally, GABC encourages contributions in the following strands: International and cross-cultural business communication and negotiations; Global aspects of integrated marketing communications (IMC); Communication aspects of international law and global business ethics; Languages and business communication; E-semantics. However, papers outside these strands will also be considered. In a second circular at the beginning of December, we will announce the list of approved panels. Paper submissions can then be submitted for a particular panel.

We also envisage a poster session in which Masters or PhD students are encouraged to present some of their findings.

Please indicate clearly whether your submission is for a paper or poster session.

Contributions in languages other than English will also be considered.

Full papers submitted to the scientific committee by 15 May 2013 will be considered for the Best Paper Award, the result of which will be announced during the conference.

All submissions and queries should be addressed to: GABC2013ua.ac.be.

For more information, please consult the conference website:


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