The Discourse, Communication and Enterprise (DICOEN) conference series aims to promote and foster interaction between those interested in discourse and communication in organisational settings.
The link between communication, language and the professional world has now become more prevalent than ever before. Linguistic awareness and communication skills are much needed in business, but also in healthcare, in legal settings, in for-profit and non-profit organisations, and in all areas or organisational life, from leadership and management to public relations and social media.
Research addressing discourse, communication and the role of language in organizational contexts is burgeoning — but it is scattered across a range of disciplines. Remaining within the confines of the various scholarly traditions has two major implications, however. Firstly, it prevents the cross-fertilisation of ideas, and prevents research from gaining full momentum. Secondly, it prevents the scholarly developments and research findings to make their way into teaching and training, whether it concerns communication in the professions, business communication or management curricula.
Therefore, DICOEN9 aims to bring together academics, practitioners and professionals, and provide them with a shared forum to:
- Enable the convergence of ideas from a range of academic disciplines (including, but not limited to organizational and management studies, discourse analysis, communication studies, teacher education, forensic linguistics, social psychology, anthropology) and professional practice from marketing and branding to HR, from professional communication training to business language education and ESP.
- Encourage scholars to articulate the functional aspect of their research: for example how it can lead to the (teaching of the) critique of social processes, or how it can be utilised for the cultivation of good communication practice(s).
We invite 20-minute presentations and panel discussions both from academics interested in professional, business and organizational communication and discourse research, as well as professionals and practitioners to share their relevant language/communication experiences.
Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: 27 January 2017
To submit your abstract please follow the steps below:
- Click on ‘Submit papers' button above. Then click on 'create an account’ to register with the system. You will be sent an e-mail to confirm your account registration. Click on the link to confirm the account, allowing you to proceed to the next stage of the submission process.
- Go back to the abstract submission page, log in to the submission system and start the submission process by clicking on the 'New Submission' tab. An e-mail confirmation of receipt of abstract will be sent to you immediately. Your contact details will be included in the book of abstracts unless you opt out during the submission process.
If you are unable to submit your abstract online, contact email@example.com
- 300 words maximum (references are discouraged)
- Do not use any special fonts, such as bold print or caps (italics fine)
- Do NOT add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract
- Do NOT indent your paragraphs, leave one space between paragraphs instead
- Please prepare a blinded abstract (i.e. do not refer to your own work as your own)
Indicate the type of abstract that you are submitting during the submission process:
Individual presentation for parallel sessions
Individual papers have 25 minutes:
- 20 minutes for the presentation
- 5 minutes for questions
Panel introduction and individual papers within the panel must be submitted separately, due to technical constraints. The organiser of the panel should first submit the colloquium title and introduction along with an overview of paper titles in the panel (max 450 words). The paper abstracts of the panel should then be submitted by the the individual authors entitled "Paper X of panel title: paper title" followed by the abstract (max 300 words per abstract). Authors should tick the checkbox “Panel" when prompted. Panel slots will be allocated according to needs and should contain a minimum of three papers and an discussion/round table session.
Panel papers should cohere. The order of the papers should not be changed after acceptance.