LINGUIST List 31.2564

Thu Aug 13 2020

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analys, Lang Acq, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>



Date: 13-Aug-2020
From: Tongle Sun <tonglsuncityu.edu.hk>
Subject: LSPPC6: 6th International Conference of Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association (Online Conference)
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Full Title: LSPPC6: 6th International Conference of Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association (Online Conference)
Short Title: LSPPC6

Date: 03-Jun-2021 - 05-Jun-2021
Location: Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Cecilia Chan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://www.en.cityu.edu.hk/LSPPC6

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2020

Meeting Description:

The Asia-Pacific Languages for Specific Purposes & Professional Communication Association is pleased to announce the 6th International Conference of the LSPPC on the theme of Multimodality and Beyond: Addressing complexity and emerging needs in LSP.

The study of Languages for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication has progressed rapidly over the past thirty years. Recent developments suggest emerging needs for English language learners that require more sensitive conceptual frameworks and methodologies. The pervasive use of digital media has led to the development of academic and professional practices that are multimodal, plurilingual and often seek to engage diversified audiences. At the same time, technology and new methods have become readily available to study LSP and Professional Communication in a widening range of settings from increasingly diverse angles, shedding light on complexity that understandably once lay beyond the standard analytical purview. The use of digital technologies along with theoretical and methodological developments in areas including multimodal discourse analysis, multimodal interaction, gesture studies, and embodied cognitive science have revolutionized our understanding of specialized language and communication.

The 6th international conference of the Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association aims to develop a high resolution picture of how our field is dealing with these scientific and technological advances. To help achieve this aim, five scholars who are renowned internationally for their work related to the conference themes have been invited to deliver plenary lectures and run hands-on workshops for the conference participants. Additionally, the conference program will feature three invited panels on the themes of the conference, convened and chaired by specialists in this area. Given the importance of gesture to multimodality, we are pleased to be organising this conference in collaboration with the regional hub of the International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS Hong Kong).

Call for papers: LSPPC6 - Multimodality and Beyond (online conference)

We are going online!

In view of the continuing travel restrictions and other issues associated with the global pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to move the conference from a physical, face-to-face event to an online, virtual event. We hope that this decision provides you with some certainty and that you will be able to submit an abstract in the knowledge that you will be able to participate from a distance. While an online event can never replace a face-to-face one, we will be able to charge less than we would have had to for the ‘real life’ event. In addition, we hope that this will be a ‘greener’ event without the need for airfares and hotels, as well as making it possible for more people to attend. With a bit of luck (but probably a few hiccups along the way), we hope to simulate an exciting and engaging event that results in new connections, new knowledge, and various kinds of academic 'outputs'.

Confirmed Plenary and Workshop Speakers:
Professor Diane Belcher, Georgia State University
Professor Kay O’Halloran, University of Liverpool
Professor Guangwei Hu, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
Professor Jürgen Streeck, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Li Wei, University College London

Invited Panels, Convened and Chaired by:
Professor Sue Starfield, University of New South Wales
Dr. Christoph Hafner, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Renia Lopez, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Submission of Abstracts:
We invite paper presentations, poster presentations and thematic panels that address any aspect of LSP and Professional Communication research including but not exclusively limited to the following themes of the conference:
- Multimodality/multisensoriality in language, communication and interaction
- Methods, frameworks, and theories of multimodality in LSP and professional communication
- Multimodal transcription / multimodal representation of data
- Digital genres and practices in LSP and professional communication
- Research methods in LSP and professional communication
- Needs analysis in LSP and professional communication
- Genre pedagogy in LSP and professional communication
- Digital literacies pedagogy in LSP and professional communication
- Course/materials design in LSP and professional communication
- Testing and assessment in LSP and professional communication
- Teacher training in LSP and professional communication
- Language as embodied activity: gesture, languaging, and translanguaging
- Emotion and affect in LSP and Professional Communication
- English for research publication purposes: Genres, data, resources, and platforms
- Academic and professional practices: Language and genre analysis

Important Dates:
Submission of Abstracts Opens Soon
31 October 2020: Submission Deadline
18 January 2021: Notification of Acceptance & Early Bird Registration Opens
20 March: Early Bird Registration closes & Regular Registration Opens
9 May 2021: Regular Registration Closes
3 – 5 June 2021: Online Conference

Websites:
LSPPC6: Multimodality and Beyond: Addressing complexity and emerging needs in LSP (https://www.en.cityu.edu.hk/LSPPC6)
Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association (https://www.lsppc.org/)
International Society for Gesture Studies – Hong Kong (https://isgshkhub.wixsite.com/home)




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