LINGUIST List 26.2817

Tue Jun 09 2015

Calls: Text/Corpus Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 06-Jun-2015
From: Michele Sala <>
Subject: Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being: Representing the Voices of Tourism
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Full Title: Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being: Representing the Voices of Tourism
Short Title: CERLIS 2016

Date: 23-Jun-2016 - 25-Jun-2016
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Contact Person: Stefania Maci
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2015

Meeting Description:

The tourist industry is characterized by ideas, values, as well as symbolic and at times stereotypical structures whose purposes are to enchant, attract, and shape imagination, interpretations, and memories. All this enhances processes of transformation – both cognitive and emotional.

In this process, tourism products, ranging from the most traditional ones, such as brochures and guide-books, to the most innovative ones, such as those pertaining to e-communication in social media, present tourists’ ways of seeing and being.

The focus of this conference is tourism in its various linguistic and multimodal representations. The event will explore the constitutive foundations of ‘being a tourist’ and will highlight the multifarious textualization of the tourist experience in different situations and contexts.

Plenary lectures will be delivered by the following keynote speakers:

- Maria Vittoria Calvi (University of Milan, Italy)
- Crispin Thurlow (University of Bern, Switzerland)
- Eija Ventola (Aalto University, Finland)


- Submission of Abstracts: No later than 31 October 2015
- Notification of Acceptance: 30 November 2015
- Early Registration: No later than 31 January 2016
- Standard Registration: No later than 30 April 2016
- Late Registration: No later than 10 June 2016

Information on the venue, registration, hotels and social activities can be found on the conference website at

Call for Papers:

Abstracts and presentations should reflect at least one of the following conference themes:

- Multimodal Representations of the Tourist Experience
- Cultural Aspects Related to the Language of Tourism
- Digital Communication in Tourism
- The Language of Tourism and the Social Media
- History and Development of the Language of Tourism
- Specialized Features of the Language of Tourism

Colleagues planning to give a paper should submit a 300-word abstract of their proposal, specifying: the title of their presentation and the conference theme, their full name and institutional affiliation, and a postal and email address for correspondence.

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