[ACLA-CAAL] Extended deadline: LSPPC6 - Multimodality and Beyond (online conference)

Dr. SUN Tongle tonglsun at cityu.edu.hk
Fri Oct 30 06:58:22 EDT 2020

Apologies for cross posting.

Dear friends and colleagues,

The deadline for LSPPC6 has been extended till November 9, 2020! We hope this helps those of you who are interested in our conference but very busy at this point in the year!

We are therefore pleased to announce our final call for the 6th International Conference of the Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association on the theme of “Multimodality and Beyond: Addressing complexity and emerging needs in LSP<https://www.en.cityu.edu.hk/LSPPC6>”, to be held online from June 3rd to 5th 2021, hosted by the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong. Given the importance of gesture to multimodality, this conference is being organised in collaboration with the regional hub of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS Hong Kong).

The conference will be held online

Confirmed Plenary and Workshop Speakers (abstracts and bios on website):

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 (confirmed panelists listed on website):

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

Submission of abstracts is now open: Click here to submit!<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lsppc6conference2021>

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 Now Open!<https://easychair.org/account/signin_timeout?l=f32gDEHrx8kyyovnDJETL2>
9th November 2020: Extended Submission Deadline
18th January 2021: Notification of Acceptance & Early Bird Registration Opens
20th March 2021: Early Bird Registration closes & Regular Registration Opens
9th May 2021: Regular Registration Closes
3rd – 5th June 2021: Online Conference

The local organising committee at the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, looks forward to seeing you online!

Dr Simon Harrison (Chair)
Dr Christoph Hafner (Co-Chair, President of Asia-Pacific LSPPC Association)
Dr Becky Kwan
Dr Jenifer Ho

Conference Secretariat
Ms Hemans Wong
Ms Cecilia Chan


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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