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Full Title: 7th International Conference on Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise

Short Title: DICOEN VII
Location: Beijing, China
Start Date: 18-Oct-2013 - 20-Oct-2013
Contact: Mengting Li
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Meeting Description: 7th International Conference on Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise
Beijing, China, 18-20 October 2013

The 7th International Conference on Discourse, Communication and Enterprise (DICOEN VII) will be held on 18-20 October 2013 and will be hosted by the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, following the successes of the first six conferences on the same theme (Lisbon 2001, Vigo 2003, Rio de Janeiro 2005, Nottingham 2007 and Milan 2009, Hong Kong 2011). DICOEN VII aims to promote interaction and discussion among researchers interested in the relevance of discourse and communication to the world of business, and to expand research networks among scholars working in the area of discourse and communication in organisational settings.

Theme: Discourse and Communication in International Business Contexts

Main Topics:

1) Language and identities at work
2) Language and cultural practices in business
3) Oral and written genres in corporate and institutional communication
4) Technology and multimodality in business communication
5) Business communication across languages and cultures
6) Cross-cultural adaptation in business contexts
7) Other relevant topics

Working language: English

Keynote Speakers, Speech Topics, Affiliations:

Prof. Moshe Banai
New Directions in International Business Communication
City University of New York, USA, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Studies of Management and Organization

Prof. Francesca Bargiela
Asian Crossings, Business Discourse, Intercultural Communication, Unexplored Connections
University of Warwick, UK

Prof. Jürgen Deller
International Generalizability of Expatriate Success Factors (project iGOES) - Selected Results of a Global Quantitative Study on the Prediction of Expatriate Adjustment and Performance
Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany

Prof. Jin Lixian
Intercultural Business Communication: Perceptions through Metaphor Analysis
De Montfort University, UK

Prof. Zhang Qing
Changing Economy, Changing Markets: A Sociolinguistic Study of Chinese Yuppies
University of Arizona, USA

Prof. Wang Lifei
Business English Linguistics: Boundaries and Directions
University of International Business and Economics, China

Prof. Shi Xingsong
Cross-cultural Adaptation of Chinese Business Expatriates
University of International Business and Economics, China


The Conference is organized by the Research Centre for Business English and Intercultural Communication, School of International Studies, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China.


The conference will take place in Chengxin Building, University of International Business and Economics, No. 10, East Huixin Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Registration Fee:

Teachers 1000 RMB (or 180 dollars), Students 500 RMB (or 90 dollars)

Payment of the registration fee covers the cost to attend the main conference and the concurrent sessions, coffee breaks and conference meals. Notice that this registration fee does NOT cover the cost of transportation and accommodation.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.1395

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