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Message 1: ISFW6: Discourse in Institutional Contexts

Date: Sat, 11 Dec 93 23:04:02 MEISFW6: Discourse in Institutional Contexts
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Subject: ISFW6: Discourse in Institutional Contexts

The Centre for Applied Linguistics (ICTL)
of the University of Antwerp (UFSIA)
invites papers for the


<<Spoken and Written Discourse in Institutional Contexts>>

8 - 11 August 1994

Workshop convenor: Ronald Geluykens (UFSIA)
Workshop secretary: Katja Pelsmaekers (UFSIA)

Organising committee:
Chris Braecke (UFSIA), Pol Cuvelier (UFSIA),
Kristin Davidse (KU Leuven), Steven Geukens (UFSIA),
Dirk Noel (HIVT), Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen (Gent),
Jo van den Hauwe (UFSIA), Marijke Van Remortel (UFSIA)

Programme committee
Margaret Berry (University of Nottingham),
Angela Downing (Universidad Complutense Madrid),
Louis Goossens (University of Antwerp),
Caroline Stainton (Nottingham Trent University)

We invite papers dealing with functional approaches to spoken
and written discourse in institutional contexts. The papers
should report on empirical research (corpus-based or experi-
mental), but need not apply the systemic-functional framework.
Institutional contexts include the following: business (tele-
phone conversations, informal talk, letters, meetings), education
(academic language, classroom interaction), medicine, technology,
the media, etc. Papers on more general topics will be welcome as
well, insofar as they are in some way relevant to the general
workshop theme.

Since all sessions will be of a plenary nature, active
participation will be limited to about 30 oral papers; limited
space will be available for anyone wishing to attend without
presenting a paper. In the event of an exceptionally large
number of high quality papers being submitted, there will also
be a poster session on 9 August. The deadline for the submission
of a one-page abstract is 31 March 1994. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified before 15 May.

The registration fee for the workshop will be BEF 2,500
(approx. $75 or 50 Pounds Sterling) including lunches on 9, 10
and 11 August (BEF 3,000 for registration after 1 July).
A choice of simple student hostel accommodation (at approx.
BEF 700 ($20; 13 Pounds Sterling) per night incl. breakfast)
or hotel accommodation (at approx. BEF 2,000 for a single, and
BEF 2,500 for a double room) will be available within walking
distance of the workshop. The workshop will be held at the
UFSIA campus, one of the three confederate campuses of the
University of Antwerp, which is situated right in the centre
of Antwerp, within easy reach of the Central Railway Station.
Antwerp is situated about 65 km from Ghent and 50 km from
Brussels, with direct train and coach links from Brussels
International Airport. We would like to draw attention to
the fact that ISFW6 is scheduled right after ISFC94 in Ghent.

For further information write to:
Ronald Geluykens
UFSIA (Room D-133)
Centre for Applied Linguistics (ICTL)
Prinsstraat 13, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel.: +32 3 2204269
Fax: +32 3 2204420

or contact the workshop secretary:
Katja Pelsmaekers
Prinsstraat 13, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Tel.: +32 3 2204223
Fax: +32 3 2204420
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Message 2: GURT student session - discourse analysis

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 10:06:31 GURT student session - discourse analysis
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Subject: GURT student session - discourse analysis

 Call for Proposals
 Discourse Analysis: Works in Progress
 Special Student Session
 Georgetown University Round Table
 on Languages and Linguistics 1994
 March 13, 1994
 Scott F. Kiesling, Elif Tolga Rosenfeld, co-organizers

Students are invited to submit proposals for presentations of
discourse analytic work in progress. The workshop will be driven by
the presentations, although students and professors who are not
presenting are invited to participate in discussion. The workshop will
provide an opportunity for students to get feedback on their work, to
hear what other students are doing with discourse data, and to talk
with people who have similar research interests.


(1) Two copies of a 150 word description of the data (NOT an
abstract), one anonymous and one with your last name in the upper
right hand corner. Include the data collection method/procedure, the
medium (spoken, written, sign, electronic, etc.), as well as the
speech events and/or genres on which you are focusing.

(2) Two copies of a page of examples from your data which you would
like to present for discussion, one anonymous and one with your last
name in the upper right hand corner. If the proposal is accepted it
will be included in a booklet of all the data for the workshop. To
ease discussion we ask that you follow these formatting guidelines:
lines should be numbered; one inch margins should be respected; if the
language is other than English, provide an interlinear gloss and
translation. On the reverse of this page please include three
questions or points you would like to discuss with respect to your

(3)A 3x5 index card including your name, affiliation,
program/department, contact address, phone/fax number, e-mail address,
student level (undergraduate, Master's, or Ph.D), and your progress in
analysis (e.g. still gathering data, transcribing, analyzing, writing
dissertation). Also, indicate if you are prepared and would be willing
to play the audio or video tape of the data (if applicable).

Proposals must be received by January 15, 1994. Proposals will be
reviewed anonymously for originality, importance, and general
interest. The format of the workshop will depend on the proposals
received, but we will try to group projects by topic, medium,
location, etc. Acceptance notification will be by February 1.
Presenters must register for GURT presessins. ($20 before Feb. 21).

Send to the organizers at:
 GURT 1994
 Georgetown University
 School of Languages and Linguistics
 303 Intercultural Center
 Washington, DC 20057-1067.
 Fax: (202) 687-5712
Or by e-mail (only one copy of the proposal need be sent):
 Scott Kiesling (
 Elif Rosenfeld (

Students not presenting data are encouraged to attend the discussion.
For a registration form, or further information, contact the
organizers at the above addresses or
 Joan C. Cook, GURT Coordinator
 Phone: (202) 687-5726
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