LINGUIST List 25.3982

Thu Oct 09 2014

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 07-Oct-2014
From: Sofie Decock <>
Subject: Multilingual Perspectives on Professional Discourse in Europe
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Full Title: Multilingual Perspectives on Professional Discourse in Europe

Date: 10-Sep-2015 - 11-Sep-2015
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact Person: Sofie Decock
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

Ghent University, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, Department of

The UGhent research groups Intercomm and Lang+ are pleased to announce they will be co-
hosting a conference entitled Multilingual perspectives on professional discourse in Europe,
which will take place at Ghent University, Belgium on 10-11 September 2015. The topical and
methodological scope of this conference has been kept as wide as possible, though a number
of foci of attention have been included. The communicative context will be restricted to
Europe and main topics include multilingual internal and external, written or oral
communication in organizational and institutional settings (meetings, hearings, emails, press
releases, annual reports, etc.).

Specific attention will be paid to:

- Multilingualism and identity construction in a professional context
- Multilingualism and enactment of power in a professional context
- Speech act realizations in multilingual professional settings
- Change management communication in multilingual professional settings
- Localized financial reporting from a multilingual perspective
- Language policy in international organizations
- Science communication in multilingual professional settings
- (interpreter mediated) service encounters in multilingual settings
- Public service interpreting

The conference is open to a variety of theoretical and (multi-)methodological approaches,
such as ethnographic, sociolinguistic, (intercultural and cross-cultural) pragmatic and corpus-
based approaches.

Keynote Speakers:

- Yves Van Vaerenbergh:
- Srikant Sarangi:
- Celia Roberts:
- Anne Kankaanranta:

Call for Papers:

We welcome papers on any of the subjects listed above or on any other topic related to
professional communication in Europe from a multilingual/intercultural perspective. We
especially welcome papers that re-examine theoretical frameworks, explore new methodologies
and discuss the merits and flaws of data triangulation and/or focus on practical applications.

Presenters will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion. The
working languages of the conference will be English and French.

Proposals (abstracts of max. 400 words excluding references), written in English or French, must
be sent in PDF format to Deadline for receipt of
abstracts is 15 February 2015. All abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed and should
include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work.
Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by end of April 2015.

For further information please visit the conference website at or
write an email to

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