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Full Title: 13th International Symposium on Social Communication

      
Short Title: ISSC
Location: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Start Date: 21-Jan-2013 - 25-Jan-2013
Contact: Leonel Ruiz Miyares
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.santiago.cu/hosting/linguistica/index.php?id=en
Meeting Description: The Centre for Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba’s branch of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, is pleased to announce the 13th International Symposium on Social Communication. The event will be held in Santiago de Cuba, January 21-25, 2013. This interdisciplinary event will focus on social communication processes from the points of view of Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Medicine, Mass Media, and Art, Ethnology and Folklore.

Activities that will take place within the event are:

Pre-Symposium seminars
Discussion of papers in commissions
Keynote speeches
Books presentation
Cultural activities

Pre-Symposium Seminars:

The Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by prestigious specialists. The seminars will take place Monday, January 21, 2013.

The courses will be given by:

Profa. Dra. Esther Forgas
University Rovira i Virgili
Tarragona, Spain

IXA Group
Basque Country University
Basque Country, Spain

Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they want to take part in. An additional fee of 25.00 Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) will be charged for each seminar. Participation certificates will be available.

Keynote Speeches:

During the symposium several keynote speeches will be delivered. Until now are confirmed:

Prof. Dr. Kathleen Wermke
Würzburg University
Würzburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Anton Nijholt
Twente University
Enschede, The Netherlands

Registration Fee:

Speakers and Delegates: 200.00 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos)
Companions: 100.00 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos)

Payment of the fee must be sent via bank transfer to the bank account to be announce opportunely and it covers a copy of the Proceedings where your paper is printed, all other documentation related to the event, speaker’s certificate, welcome cocktail and other cultural activities. Companions will have access to all of the above, except copies of the Proceedings.

Accommodation:

The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.801


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