LINGUIST List 26.833

Mon Feb 09 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Ling/Denmark

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Date: 09-Feb-2015
From: Lise-Lotte Holmgreen <>
Subject: International Conference on Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts
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Full Title: International Conference on Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts
Short Title: ICDC1

Date: 18-Aug-2015 - 21-Aug-2015
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Contact Person: Lise-Lotte Holmgreen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

Conference Objective and Themes:

The key purpose of the conference is to explore and further develop organizational communication from different perspectives and address opportunities and limitations of the interaction between different social actors in professional contexts.

In an increasingly complex world, where groups with different interests and expectations are contesting dominant discourses, the adaptation of organizational communication constitutes a strategic, linguistic and communicative challenge. Where previously the primary concern of organizations would have been to communicate with a clearly defined and relatively small number of stakeholder groups (e.g. customers, investors, suppliers and employees) about issues that relate to the financial and commercial aspects of the business, they are now required to address and communicate with a much more diverse set of stakeholders about matters that involve social and environmental change from local as well as global perspectives.

In part, this development has arisen from the increasingly global nature of business and its concomitant imprint on natural and social environments across the world. However, the increased public awareness of the contestability of professional and expert knowledge has also led to intensified interaction among professionals and non-professionals, among other things as a result of new web based possibilities of making one’s voice heard, In this environment, communication becomes less predictable and less controllable, requiring that organizations adopt new modes of interaction. As an example, in recent years this has included focus on more dialogic forms of communication and the recognition of multiple and potentially conflicting identities among stakeholder groups.

By bringing practitioners and researchers together, the conference provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of interests across the field of organizational communication, highlighting the value of the Humanities to the analysis and solution of pertinent issues in business and society. The broadness of the conference theme supports this vision. Conference themes include, but are not restricted to, the following:

Stakeholder dialogue
Intercultural interaction
Organizational culture
Identity construction
Digital media

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Mats Alvesson (Lund University, Sweden)
Srikant Sarangi (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Per Linell (Linköping University, Sweden)
Nana Balle (Arla Foods, Denmark)

Phd Workshop with Mats Alvesson on August 18 2015
Reflexive Methodology – A Workshop (

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite you to submit abstracts for paper and poster sessions dealing with discourse and communication aspects relating to organizational communication. Papers may focus on empirical cases as well as conceptual or theoretical issues within the above or related themes:

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include title of paper, research topic, method, empirical data, theoretical approach, (expected) findings and references (max. 5 references).

English is the working language of the conference.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 1, 2015.

For more information, see

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: March 1 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 15 2015
PhD-workshop: August 18 2015
Sessions: August 18 – 21 2015 (Welcome reception on August 18)

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