LINGUIST List 30.1799

Fri Apr 26 2019

Calls: Clinical Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Japan

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Date: 20-Apr-2019
From: Kaoru Amino <>
Subject: Research Meeting on Institutional and Health talk for Social Applications TOKYO 2019
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Full Title: Research Meeting on Institutional and Health talk for Social Applications TOKYO 2019

Date: 10-Aug-2019 - 10-Aug-2019
Location: Hitotsubashi Hall, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Kaoru Amino
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Linguistic Field(s): Clinical Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 20-May-2019

Meeting Description:

Though the value of sociolinguistics as an academic entity in the social sciences and humanities has not been doubted, the task of maintaining its importance has burdened each researcher in this field due to the current inclination toward vocational studies. However, revisiting existing approaches and adopting them to current social requirements can be beneficial, especially now that the analysis of big data influences the construction of public opinion.

Discourse analysis as a qualitative approach can be used as a potential tool to set the basis for examination when it comes to what should be counted and why it should be counted, especially in the current trend of mass-data.

In this conference, the approach to analyzing the dementia-related discourse as a genre of institutional discourse will be discussed from the multi-dimensional perspectives in discourse analysis and communicational study, such as in health, genre, organization, education, business, and organizational.

The conference's languages will be English and Japanese (an interpreting system will be provided).


Hitotsubashi Hall, National Center of Sciences
Building 2F,2-1-2 Hitotsubashi,
Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 101-8439

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Plenary Speakers:

-Daniel Fusso (University of Insubria), K.Grego (University of Milano)
Age.Vol.A. Project in Italy - Linguistic resources to Improve
Communication between the Aging, Caregiver and Institution

-Yoshiko Matsumura (Kyushu University)
Politeness in Medical setting, and scaling lexical and syntactic complexity

Call for Papers:

We are also inviting paper presenters for the following topics:

- Medical and Health Discourse
- Dementia talk and Discourse in Neo-gerontology
- Institutional Discourse, Discourse analysis and its social application
- Role and aims of speech activity, expected in each institutional setting
- Intervention of participants’ background reflected to discourse
- Educational application of frameworks in discourse analysis
- Applicability of sociolinguistic frameworks on modern society
- Cross-cultural* communication affected by epistemic and affectionate stances
*The term “Culture” here is not the one restricted to language or national boundary.
- Speaking and listening habits affiliated with each organization

- Abstract submission (250-350 words): May 20, 2019
Submission via EasyChair:
Submittion vis email:

- Abstract acceptance notification: May 30, 2019
- Online Registration due: June 15, 2019
- Submission of Proceeding (700-900words): June 30, 2019
- Conference date: Saturday, August 10, 2019

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