LINGUIST List 21.4569

Mon Nov 15 2010

Calls: Text/Corpus Linguistics/Finland

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <>

        1.     Hartmut Lenk , Styles of Persuasion in Europe

Message 1: Styles of Persuasion in Europe
Date: 15-Nov-2010
From: Hartmut Lenk <>
Subject: Styles of Persuasion in Europe
E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: Styles of Persuasion in Europe
Date: 02-Sep-2011 - 02-Sep-2011 Location: Helsinki, Finland Contact Person: Hartmut Lenk
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The Department of Modern Languages, German philology section, of the University of Helsinki will arrange a conference on 'Styles of Persuasion in Europe' on September 2, 2011 in Helsinki

The main focus of the colloquium will be on the text type 'commentary' / 'editorial' in newspapers and on radio and television.

The conference language is German.

Invited plenary speaker is Prof. Dr. Heinz-Helmut L├╝ger (University of Koblenz-Landau/Germany).

The conference fee of approx. 20 Euro should be paid by July 31, 2011. We ask all participants to take care of their accommodation and travel arrangements themselves. On our website you will find a list of suitable hotels near Helsinki University and information on how to get to Finland's capital, to be published in spring 2011.

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes discussion), including an abstract of one A4 page (about 300-400 words), to be sent before January 31, 2011.

Papers should deal with methodological questions of the contrastive analysis of persuasive texts, or present results of empirical investigations into commentaries in different linguistic communities or discourse cultures, or in different media or in different press types.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Marjo Vesalainen or Dr. Hartmut Lenk (addresses below). Accepted data formats of attachments are .rtf, .doc, .docx, .wpd, .pdf or .odt). The selection of papers will be announced by the end of February 2011.

For further information, please contact

Doc. Hartmut Lenk, Hartmut.Lenkhelsinki.fiDepartment of Modern Langauges / German philologyUnioninkatu 40P.B. 24FIN-00014 University of HelsinkiFINLANDFax: +358-9-19 12 30 69

Page Updated: 15-Nov-2010