LINGUIST List 24.4640

Wed Nov 20 2013

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 20-Nov-2013
From: Morgan Powell <>
Subject: 5th International Conference of the Forum for Academic Writing: Writing in Professional Contexts
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Full Title: 5th International Conference of the Forum for Academic Writing: Writing in Professional Contexts Short Title: FWS/FWA
Date: 05-Jun-2014 - 06-Jun-2014 Location: Winterthur, Switzerland Contact Person: Monique Honegger
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

Writing in Professional Contexts

Professional writing has increasingly become a focus of international writing research: interest has focused on project outlines, reports, offers in technical fields or correspondence in business contexts. Further fields of interest are multilingual communication in a globalized world, minutes from legal contexts or scientific texts with a research background. All of these forms of professional writing have developed their own distinctive forms of written communication.

The 5th International Conference Forum for Academic Writing is dedicated to professional writing both in professional education and academic contexts (universities, schools of applied sciences, colleges etc.). It aims to investigate textual routines and (more or less) flexible writing patterns. Textual routines constitute genres and writing processes by virtue of being applicable in different tasks and communicative contexts. This is why they are especially important for teaching or learning writing competence in professional contexts.

A core goal of this conference, therefore, is to open up different perspectives on textual routines in professional writing, linking research with practice.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Torsten Steinhoff, TU Dortmund
Prof. Dr. Katrin Lehnen, Justus-Liebig-Universita╠łt Giessen
Dr. Mark Torrance, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

Call for Papers:

You are invited to send a text of 1200 1500 characters (max), describing both form and content of your intended presentation. A panel of experts from the Forum for Academic Writing and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Arts will evaluate the proposals. Detailed criteria for acceptance can be found on the conference website.

Please send your contributions to

More information and the complete call for papers are available at:

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