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Fri Jun 15 2012

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Date: 14-Jun-2012
From: Kay Akard <>
Subject: 7th Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference
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7th Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference

Date: 09-Aug-2012 - 11-Aug-2012 Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Contact: Ulla Connor Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The expanding umbrella of intercultural rhetoric comprises studies of cross-cultural text analysis and studies of interactions, in which writers and speakers with a variety of linguistic, cultural and social backgrounds negotiate speaking and writing in a multitude of settings, e.g., classroom, business, industry and health care. Challenges for researchers and teachers are many. This conference seeks to discuss the comprehensiveness of research to study these complex situations, keeping in mind the importance of translating research into practice in ESL, EFL, ESP and ELF settings.

Seventh Conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and DiscourseSponsored by the Indiana Center for Intercultural CommunicationHeld at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)August 9-11, 2012

Tentative conference schedule(While there may be some changes in the scheduling of individual sessions, the start and end times of each conference day may be used to plan travel arrangements)

Thursday, August 9, 2012Campus Center, Room 450 A & B

12:00-7:00 Registration

1:00-5:00Viviana Cortes, Georgia State University - "Exploring Corpus-Based Text Analysis Methodologies for Intercultural Communication Studies" (Pre-conference workshop)

6:00Diane Belcher, Georgia State University - "What We Need and Don't Need Intercultural Rhetoric for: A retrospective and prospective look at an evolving research area"(Opening plenary session)

7:00 Reception

Friday, August 10, 2012Campus Center, Room 450 A & B

8:00 Registration

8:30 Ulla Connor, IUPUI, - Welcoming remarks and introduction

9:30Leena Louhiala-Salminen, Aalto University, Finland - "What Language Does Global Business Speak? An overview of (B)ELF research in the European context"

10:05 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

10:40 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

11:15 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

12:00 LunchBill Eggington, Brigham Young University - Title TBA

1:10 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

1:45 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

2:20 Ulla Connor, IUPUI - Panel on Intercultural Rhetoric

2:55 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

3:30 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

4:05-4:35Thomas Orr, International Consultant - "How Banks Market Themselves in English: A 2012 Point-in-Time survey of rhetorical approaches used around the world"

Saturday, August 11, 2012Campus Center, Room 450 A & B

8:00 Registration

8:30Estela Ene, IUPUI, & Thomas Upton, IUPUI - "Looking at Feedback Uptake through an Intercultural Rhetoric Lens"

9:35 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

10:10 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

10:45 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

11:20Anita Pandey, Morgan State University - "The Fourth Circle of English?: Essential linguistics for reading & writing 'through post or by E-mail'"

12:00 LunchMiguel Ruiz-Garrido, Universitat Jaume I, Spain - "Intercultural Corporate Discourse in Annual Reports"

1:10William Rozycki, University of Aizu - "How NNSEs Are Changing the English of Engineering"

1:45 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

2:20 Concurrent sessions, Campus Center Rooms 305, 307, 309, 409

2:55Marta Antón, IUPUI - "Reflections on Learning L2 Spanish: Agency and self-regulation markers in students' essays"

3:30Sauli Takala, Finland - "International Assessment of Language Competence: (How) Can it be Done?"

4:00-4:30Dwight Atkinson, Purdue University, & Paul Kei Matsuda, Arizona State University - Reflections and closing remarks.

This conference is funded by support from the IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs Conference Fund Award.

Tentative list of concurrent session presenters:Presenters are listed alphabetically by family name (by the last family name, if more than one). In cases of more than one author, the session is listed alphabetically by the primary author's family name.

Presenter(s) Institution Presentation TitleAli R AbasiUniversity of MarylandWriting to Appraise: American learners of Persian writing film critiques

Ahmed Abdel-RaheemAl-Azhar University, EgyptMetaphor and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis: The reconstruction of confidence in Arab and Western financial systems

Hilda Hidalgo Avilés & Rosa María Funderburk RazoUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, MexicoThe Literature Review and Students' Voice

André BuchenotIndiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisHealth Literacy and the "Digital Visual"

Teresa CastineiraBenemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP), MexicoLooking into EFL Students' Autobiographies through an Appraisal Lens: Trauma and judgment

Pisarn Bee ChamcharatsriIndiana University of PennsylvaniaExpressing Emotions through Writing in Thai and in English

Wei ChangUniversity of South Carolina"I" or "we": Conflicting identities in Chinese writers' choice of first-person pronouns in English research articles

Ying-Hsueh ChengOhio State University"Who Read the Proposal Before I Did?": A case study of a dissertation grant proposal writing process

Carla D'EliaUniversidade de Sao Paulo, BrazilEnglish Writing Needs in National and Multinational Brazilian Corporations

Ali FazilatfarYazd University, IranRhetoric in Behavioral Sciences Research Articles across English and Persian

Mayumi FujiokaKinki University, JapanIntercultural Rhetoric in Writing Center Tutoring Sessions

Jack Hardy & Caroline PayantGeorgia State UniversityPsychology Research Article Introductions: An intercultural rhetoric genre analysis

Yuqin HeiXi'an International Studies University, ChinaTextual Patterns and Linguistic Features of Bachelor's Theses by Chinese English Majors in Linguistics and Literature

Neil Heffernan, Junko Otoshi, & Yoshitaka KanekoEhime University, Okayama University, Utsunomiya University, JapanTeachers' Feedback on Students' Writing: Cohesion or confusion?

Alan HirvelaOhio State UniversityArgumentation Revisited

Merideth HoaglandGeorgia State UniversityIn Other Words: Learner attitudes toward and strategies for paraphrase

Zhiqing HuHuazhong University of Science and Technology, ChinaA Contrastive Study on Signaling Nouns in English Journal Papers by L1 Writers and Chinese L2 Writers

Luciana JunqueiraGeorgia State UniversityA Cross-cultural Analysis of Oral Narratives in Brazilian Portuguese and American English

Hüseyin KafesAnadolu University, TurkeyA Comparative Study of the Use of Hedges and Boosters in English- and Turkish-Medium Journals

Dawn K. LittleOhio State UniversityUnderstanding the Complexity of Interaction between Foreign-born Instructors and Students

Candi Chen-Pin LiuChinese Culture University, TaiwanTaiwanese University Students' Use of English Adjective Synonyms in Lexical Collocations

Michael MadsonUniversity of MinnesotaWritten Argumentation in English, Instructional Needs, and Methodological Rigor: More paths into intercultural rhetoric

Steve MarkveMichigan Technological UniversityDelivering Metaphors to L1 and L2 Audiences: Translating linguistic theory into practice

Kyle McIntoshPurdue UniversitySubmission Guidelines for International Applied Linguistics Journals: An analysis of a ''throwaway genre''

Yang Min & Lichu LinNational Tsing Hua University, National Chung Cheng University, TaiwanA Study of Reporting Verbs for Examining Expert Attribution in Spoken Academic Discourse

Jennifer MitchellSUNY Potsdam Department of English and CommunicationDiscursive Resources: Self-study in a composition classroom

Sissel NefzaouiNTNU, NorwayCultural Insiders or Outsiders - Intercultural communication in N2-texts

Yairam Aguiar PérezIndiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisLeadership and Cultural Spanish for a Non-Spanish Speaking Workforce

Tatyana M. PermyakovaHigher School of Economics, RussiaIntercultural Communication Metaphors in English and Russian

Audrey RobersonGeorgia State UniversityThe Effects of Pair Dynamics during Peer Review Sessions on Subsequent Improvements in Summary Writing

John Rucynski & Peter NeffOkayama University, JapanStudent Reactions to the Integration of Language and Culture

Lisya SeloniIllinois State UniversityTeaching Intercultural Rhetoric through Multi-Ethnic Literature: A case of teaching Turkish literature in a college classroom

Magda Stroinska, Vikki Cecchetto, Grazyna Drzazga,& Irena RadisevicMcMaster University, CanadaCross-Cultural Pragmatics and Facework in Computer-Mediated Communication in Academia: Professors versus TAs

Amanda Lanier TemplesGeorgia State UniversityI Can Read but I Don't Understand: Examining the oral-literate divide in young learners of Arabic

Hae Sung YangGeorgia State UniversityDiachronic Analysis of L1 Rhetoric: Korea's case

Xiaojun ZhangBeihang University, ChinaCorporate Social Responsibility Reports - A case study of BP and CNPC

Hong ZhongGuangdong University of Foreign Studies, China"Systematic or not": A starting point for PhD project in Chinese-medium academic discourse community

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