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LINGUIST List 21.1004

Mon Mar 01 2010

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Applied Ling/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Lieven Buysse, Languages in Business Education

Message 1: Languages in Business Education
Date: 01-Mar-2010
From: Lieven Buysse <lieven.buyssehubrussel.be>
Subject: Languages in Business Education
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Full Title: Languages in Business Education

Date: 24-Jun-2010 - 26-Jun-2010
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact Person: Lieven Buysse
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

The first international conference on 'Languages in Business Education' provides a unique opportunity for all those involved in Languages and Business to exchange ideas, share experiences and outline opportunities for future research. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts and papers broadly consistent with this conference’s topic.

The conference is open to anybody involved in ‘Language and Business’ issues, including both young and experienced researchers, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions. The conference will be in English, but research may be related to any language.

Second call for papers - extended deadline!

Although all papers that fit the theme ''Languages in Business Education'' may be submitted, the conference committee invites in particular proposals related to themes such as the following:

- The interface of languages in business education and intercultural studies
- Acquisition of intercultural competence in business language training
- The place of languages in the curricula of business programmes
- Levels of language proficiency in business education
- CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in business and intercultural studies (e.g. implementation issues in tertiary education, teacher training and syllabus/curriculum design at university level, study progress measurement techniques)

Keynote Speakers:

We are happy to welcome the following internationally distinguished keynote speakers:

Prof. Marie-Thérèse Claes (ICHEC, Brussels)
Prof. Paul Verluyten (University of Antwerp)
Prof. Andreu Van Hooft (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Prof. Bob Wilkinson (Maastricht University)

Submission of Abstracts:

One-page abstracts as well as full papers may be submitted to the following e-mail address: lbehubrussel.be. We will confirm receipt of your abstracts and papers.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 15 March 2010.

Authors are allowed to submit more than one abstract. All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Authors will be notified whether their abstracts have been accepted for presentation by 1 April 2010. The full paper of accepted contributions is to be submitted by 15 May 2010.

Paper presenters are expected to discuss one other paper during the conference. The discussant assignments will be allocated by the conference organizers in due time. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates:

Submission of abstracts: by 1 March 2010 - extended to 15 March 2010
Notification of acceptance: by 1 April 2010
Submission of full papers: by 15 May 2010
Registration: by 15 May 2010

Scientific Committee:

Lut Baten (K.U.Leuven)
Marie-Thérèse Claes (ICHEC)
Geert Jacobs (University of Ghent)
Lies Sercu (K.U.Leuven)
Erwin Snauwaert (HUB and K.U.Leuven)
Luuk Van Waes (University of Antwerp)

Organizational Committee:

Lieven Buysse (HUB)
Machteld Castelein (HUB)
Karoline Claes (HUB)
Maarten Hulselmans (HUB)
Geert Jacobs (University of Ghent)
Lies Sercu (K.U.Leuven)
Erwin Snauwaert (HUB and K.U.Leuven)
Jan Roelans (HUB and K.U.Leuven)
Jan Van Hove (HUB and K.U.Leuven)
Franciska Vanoverberghe (HUB)

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the financial support of HUB and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts.

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