5th International Communication Styles conference: Communication in Times of Permacrisis, April 24-25, Krakow, Poland

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Call for Papers
January 30, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Linguistics, Social Sciences, Psychology, Political History / Studies, Humanities

The International Communication Styles conference is the fifth in the series of biannual conferences which were initiated in 2013 and took place four times in Krosno, Poland (see the first conference opening speech by Geert Hofstede). This time, after a pandemic break, we would like to invite international scholars to the city of Krakow, Poland.

We welcome papers related to all aspects of communication styles, broadly understood as clusters of features of verbal and nonverbal language that run the spectrum of discourses, genres and media and mark social and cultural differences. The 5th ICS Conference brings into focus the theme of communication in times of permacrisis, recently named the Collins Word of the Year 2022 and understood as “an extended period of instability and insecurity”. It aims to examine the diverse effects of social, political, economic, and cultural conflicts in public and private communication across cultures and genres.

We invite linguists, communication scholars, folklorists, translation scholars, language teaching scholars and experts in related fields to submit abstract proposals on topics that include, but are not limited to discussing how various communication styles are used in coping with: 

  • climate (environmental) crisis
  • health crises
  • food crisis
  • energy crisis
  • political crisis
  • war crisis
  • migration crisis
  • religious crisis
  • personal crisis
  • and other crises

The papers could deal with various types of discourses (public and private, business, political, social media, and face-to face, translation), genres or registers, drawing attention to intra-, inter- and cross-cultural communication issues, such as populism, propaganda, polarization of opinions, political correctness, politeness, netiquette, hate speech, obscenity and taboo, humour, creativity, metaphor, intertextuality, and globalization as exemplified by the use of English as lingua franca.

Important dates:

30 January 2023 - Abstract submission in English (up to 300 words through the conference website at https://tertium.edu.pl/en/)

15 February 2023 - Abstract acceptance

1 March 2023 - Conference registration

30 April 2023 - Submission of papers to Tertium Linguistic Journal

Contact Info: 

Wladyslaw Chlopicki

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