27.5168, FYI: Extended Deadline LSP Climate Change Workshop

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Subject: 27.5168, FYI: Extended Deadline LSP Climate Change Workshop

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Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:15
From: Marte Fjørtoft [marte.fjortoft at nhh.no]
Subject: Extended Deadline LSP Climate Change Workshop

 Interdisciplinary approaches to climate change communication and LSP

Workshop for young researchers (PhD candidates and post docs) at the 21st
Conference on Language for Specific Purposes in Bergen, Norway, 28-30 June
2017

The deadline for submission is extended to the 31st of December, 2016. 

Climate change is a complex issue subject to public debate across the globe,
as well as an object of study for disciplines ranging from the humanities to
the natural sciences. As such, climate change communication is carried out
across a wide range of media and text genres, digital as well as non-digital. 
The multifaceted quality of climate change discourses, which include
everything from technological and scientific terminology to political and
moral language use, raises a number of issues relevant to and important for
LSP research. 

The complexities of climate change pose a number of questions related to the
status of expert and non-expert voices and discourses in this field. To what
extent are knowledge and terminology originating in scientific discourse and
policy documents disseminated in popular science and media? To what extent do
political discourse and popular science genres contribute back to scientific
language use, through the generation of new terms and framings of the issues?

Moreover, the increasing use of digital genres, including social media,
further complicates the status of expert vs non-expert discourses. To what
extent do these communication channels influence climate change communication
in terms of framing and language use?

We welcome paper presentations (20 minutes + discussion) from young
researchers (PhD candidates and post docs) who are interested in aspects of
climate change communication. 

Please submit a short abstract (max 300 words) to the workshop organisers by
the 31st of December. Participants will be notified of acceptance by the 15th
of February.

For further information, please see the website of the 21st Conference on
Language for specific purposes 2017 (LSP 2017),
https://www.nhh.no/en/calendar/professional-and-intercultural-communication/20
17/21st-conference-on-language-for-specific-purposes/

Organisers:

Marte Reenskaug Fjørtoft, Norwegian School of Economics
(marte.fjortoft at nhh.no)
Anje Müller Gjesdal, Norwegian School of Economics (anje.gjesdal at nhh.no)
 
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Discourse Analysis
                     Pragmatics



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