LINGUIST List 9.71

Sat Jan 17 1998

Confs: Document Design

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  1. spooren, Document Design

Message 1: Document Design

Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 16:51:14 +0000
From: spooren <>
Subject: Document Design

On December 17 and 18, 1998, Tilburg University will host the 

First International Conference on Document Design

The conference will address research on the design of informative,
instructive, and persuasive texts. 


The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers who are
interested in document design and who are working in the field of
discourse studies, (cognitive) linguistics, educational psychology,
speech communication, technical documentation, communication science,
social psychology, cognitive psychology, marketing communication, and so


The organizers invite contributions on how document design decisions and
the choice of message variables affect the function and use of
informative, instructive, or persuasive documents. 


Methodologies used may range from experimental and (corpus) analytical
to case studies. Message variables may concern content, structure,
style, lay-out, audience, and so on. 

Deadline for abstracts: May 15, 1998

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