LINGUIST List 23.5115

Fri Dec 07 2012

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 07-Dec-2012
From: Lieve Vangehuchten <>
Subject: Global Advances in Business Communications 5th Annual Tricontinental Conference
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Full Title: Global Advances in Business Communications 5th Annual Tricontinental Conference Short Title: GABC2013
Date: 29-May-2013 - 31-May-2013 Location: Antwerp, Belgium Contact Person: University of Antwerp
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

GABC is an initiative supported by three partner universities: Eastern Michigan University, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and the University of Antwerp. The GABC Conference brings together academics and practitioners interested in communicative practices in business and organizational settings.

The fifth tricontinental GABC conference will take place at the University of Antwerp, Belgium from 29-31 May 2013. For more information please consult the conference website:

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Marinel Gerritsen (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Prof. Leena Louhiala-Salminen (Aalto University, Helsinki)
Prof. Paul Matthyssens (University of Antwerp)
Dr Thierry Fontenelle (Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union)


The conference will be open for registration from 15 February 2013. Early bird (until 15 April) = 205 Euros; thereafter = 245 Euros.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite abstract submissions (max. 500 words) for paper and poster presentations on any aspect of business communication. Each paper presentation should be no longer than 20 minutes (+ time for questions). Traditionally, GABC encourages contributions in the following strands: International and cross-cultural business communication and negotiations; Global aspects of integrated marketing communications (IMC); Communication aspects of international law and global business ethics; Languages and business communication; E-semantics. However, papers in any other area of business communication will also be considered.

GABC2013 will host a series of panels. If you would like your paper to be considered for one of the panel sessions please include the panel’s short title in your abstract. Further information on each panel can be found on our website.

Panel A: Marketing hispánico (in Spanish)
Panel B: Video in business communication
Panel C: Communicating CSR
Panel D: Interpretive research in management studies
Panel E: Nouvelles méthodes L2 en didactique du français des affaires (in French)
Panel F: Teaching International Business Culture
Panel G: Droit des contrats et lisibilité (in French)
Panel H: LESCANT and language-based communication zones

Poster Session:

We also envisage a poster session in which Masters or PhD students are encouraged to present some of their findings. Please indicate clearly that your submission is for a poster session.

Submission deadline: 24 January 2013
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2013

Full papers submitted to the scientific committee by 15 May 2013 will be considered for the Best Paper Award, the result of which will be announced during the conference.

All submissions (including panels) and queries should be addressed to:

Contributions in languages other than English will also be considered.

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