LINGUIST List 29.703

Mon Feb 12 2018

Calls: English, Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling/Czech Republic

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 08-Feb-2018
From: Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova <onavratilova01gmail.com>
Subject: 14th ESSE Conference - Seminar 03: Specialised Discourse: Wherefrom and Whereto?
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Full Title: 14th ESSE Conference - Seminar 03: Specialised Discourse: Wherefrom and Whereto?

Date: 28-Aug-2018 - 02-Sep-2018
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 16-Feb-2018

Meeting Description:

Specialised discourse is shaped by the discursive practices of professional discourse communities which share a culturally defined kind of specialized group knowledge.

The aim of this seminar is to explore the generic structure, rhetorical conventions and linguistic practices of various specialised discourses, such as academic, technical, legal, as well as the emergence of new forms and conventions under the influence of the use of English as the international language of professional communication and the spread of new communication technologies.

2nd Call for Papers:

Seminar 03: Specialised discourse: Where from and whereto?

This seminar welcomes papers which address these issues from the perspective of corpus analysis, discourse analysis and intercultural rhetoric in an attempt to map the specific features of specialized discourses and to understand the reasons for similarities and differences in the way specialized discourses vary across genres, disciplines and cultures.

The following topics are particularly invited:

- Emerging and transformed genres of specialized discourse
- Diachronic change in rhetorical conventions of specialized discourses
- Cross-disciplinary variation in specialized discourse
- Cross-cultural variation in specialized discourses
- Features and conventions of specialized discourse
- Changing features and conventions of specialized discourse under the influence of new communication technologies
- Changing features and conventions of specialized discourse under the influence of the use of English as the international language of professional communication

Contributors are invited to send a 200-word abstract of their proposed presentations to both convenors (navratilovaped.muni.cz; maria.freddiunipv.it) by 16 February 2018. Acceptance will be notified by 28 February 2018.


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