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Full Title: English in Business and Commerce: Interactions and Policies

Short Title: EiE_Prague
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Start Date: 21-Mar-2014 - 23-Mar-2014
Contact: Tamah Sherman
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Meeting URL: http://www.englishineurope.postgrad.shef.ac.uk/Conferences/Conference%20in%20Prague/call%20for%20papers/
Meeting Description: 'English in Business and Commerce: Interactions and Policies'
Dates: March 21 – March 23 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Organised by Charles University in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

The theme of the conference is 'English in business and commerce' with a special focus on the Central European region and its languages, though other regions in Europe and elsewhere in the world can be also represented. The aim of the conference is to analyze not only the position of English (and other languages) as declared in documents of various organizations (for example, businesses), that is, language policy, but also everyday linguistic practices as observed in business contexts. The approach of the papers should be primarily grounded in sociolinguistics and/or the sociology of language - papers dealing exclusively with the inner (textual) structure of business genres or which take a linguodidactic approach will not be accepted.

Keynote Speakers:

Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu (Howard University, Washington, DC)
Rebecca Piekkari (Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki)
Jo Angouri (University of the West of England, Bristol)
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics; Translation; Pragmatics
LL Issue: 24.4883

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