|Full Title:||Perspectives on Language Use in Climate Change Text and Talk|
|Start Date:||25-Oct-2012 - 26-Oct-2012|
|Contact:||Anje Müller Gjesdal|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
|Meeting Description:||Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. The conference will be a meeting place for a multidisciplinary group of researchers and users across a number of sectors. The topics of the conference will address aspects of communication about climate change which are considered to be vital to groups such as politicians, industry, NGOs, journalists and educators.
Human values and belief systems have a clear influence on human responses and lead to different attitudes and preferences for courses of action or inaction. Research shows that the meaning that people ascribe to climate change is closely related to how climate change is portrayed in the communication.
The conference contributions will be in the form of keynotes and shorter contributions, followed by a focused discussion between researchers, politicians, journalists, activists as well as the general public.
The conference will be followed by a workshop for PhD candidates and master students.
Dr Marianne Ryghaug, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Dr Brigitte Nerlich, University of Nottingham
Professor George Philander, Princeton University
Dr Michael Jones, Virginia Tech/Harvard University
The conference is organised by professor Kjersti Fløttum, University of Bergen and professor Trine Dahl, Norwegian School of Economics.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics|
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