Call for papers

(for a detailed description of the conference click here)

The scientific committee :

  • encourages proposals which explicitly focus on the role of language use in creating social settings: education and training, media and politics, health care, economy and law, scientific research.
  • will retain those proposals which approach these settings as “situations of tension” (see the description here)
  • will give priority to those propositions which clearly outline their methods and their categories of analysis and which give preference to descriptions of empirical data bases
  • will select the proposals received on the basis of the anonymity of the abstracts

The proposals in French, German, Italian or English will be aligned with one of the seven following tracks (to be mentioned when submitting) :

  • Track 1 : Language use and the field of education and training;
  • Track 2 : Language use and the field of media and politics;
  • Track 3 : Language use and the field of scientific research;
  • Track 4 : Language use and the health care sector;
  • Track 5 : Language use and the world of economics;
  • Track 6 : Language use and the field of law;
  • Track 7 : Language use and the field of new technologies.

Types of contribution

In addition to the presentations to be given by the invited plenary speakers, the colloquium is calling for two other types of contribution for which the participants may register: individual presentations and panels.

A) Individual presentations
This type of contribution consists of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. The subject of the talk should stem from one of the tracks listed above.
The deadline for proposals is 1 June 2011.
The abstract should not exceed 300 words (comprising the topic, the theoretical and methodological framework, highlighting the originality of the question).

B) Panel
This type of contribution consists of a 2-hour thematic session including three 30-minute presentations and a 30-minute discussion. The panel chair is responsible for organising the session both thematically and logistically in accordance with the topics of the colloquium.
When submitting, the panel chair is required to send in a general description of the panel as well as the three abstracts she/he has selected.
The deadline for panel proposals is 15 May 2011.
The description and the abstracts should not exceed 300 words each (comprising the topic, the theoretical and methodological framework, highlighting the originality of the question).

Should the panel proposal be rejected, those persons concerned have the alternative of submitting their proposals as an individual presentation (see (A) above).

How to submit a contribution ?

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