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Call for Papers 2015

KDDE Conference, Modena, 18-20 November 2015

 

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

 The CLAVIER group at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and LUIQ Lund are currently organizing a conference on KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA: LANGUAGE AND EPISTEME (KDDE), to be held in Modena 18 to 20 November 2015.

 The conference will bring together know-how and expertize from philosophy (social epistemology), information technology and (applied) linguistics to cast new light on the link between knowledge dissemination strategies as devices for recontextualization and reconceptualization, and credibility and trust generation in selected research blogs, online reference works (e.g. free, also non-institutional, encyclopedias), websites such as Academia.edu, search engines (notably, Google), etc. (See below for more on the conference.)

 The working language of the conference is English.

 

Conference description

  Knowledge construction and knowledge dissemination are key to the socio-economic development of contemporary society and the cultural growth of EU citizens. More particularly, knowledge dissemination in the digital world is now making a significant move from traditional genres to new forms of web-mediated communication. This, however, leaves many open questions about the whys and wherefores of relevance and credibility, trust and reputation, effective and efficient linguistic choices, and multimodal communication.

  We therefore bring together know-how and expertize from philosophy (social epistemology), information technology and (applied) linguistics to cast new light on the link between knowledge dissemination strategies as devices for recontextualization and reconceptualization, and credibility and trust generation in selected research blogs, online reference works (e.g. free, also non-institutional, encyclopedias), websites such as Academia.edu, search engines (notably, Google), etc.

  Using the tools of corpus linguistics and genre studies, linguists will build corpora and then concentrate on linguistic and multimodal knowledge dissemination strategies that may improve or undermine the transfer of high-quality information (research results) to peers and professionals, as well as to different types of lay-audiences in highly asymmetric contexts (e.g. children). From a complementary perspective, philosophers will concentrate on epistemic reputation and objective selection of websites, and on the subsequent inclusion of relevant high-quality information. Third, the contribution of information technology will allow investigation into issues such as algorithms for website selection and listing by search engines (Google.com), as well as reflection on document and web-page design.

 

Invited speakers

Speakers who have already confirmed their participation are:

  1. Linguistic strand: Naomi Baron – American U, Washington, USA; Anna Mauranen ? U of Helsinki, Finland; Cornelius Puschmann ? U of Friedrichshafen, Germany; Josef Schmied ? Chemnitz U of Technology, Germany; Marina Sbisą ? U of Trieste, Italy.
  2. Social epistemology strand: Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij – U of Kent, UK; Catherine Felix – Lund U, Sweden; Elisabeth Fricker, Oxford U, UK; Emmanuel Genot – Lund U, Sweden; Magnus Jiborn ? Lund U, Sweden; Erik Olson ? Lund University, Sweden; Gloria Origgi, Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS, France; Rasmus Rendsvig – Lund U; Judith Simon – U of Vienna, Austria, U of Copenhagen, Denmark; Ylva von Gerber – Lund U, Sweden.

 

Call for papers: expression of interest and abstract submission

Topics for discussion include but are not restricted to:

- KD discourse, with special attention to some of the most representative genres;

- KD strategies in a synchronic and diachronic perspective, in academic and professional settings, as well as in symmetric and asymmetric communication;

- best practice for enhanced awareness of the communicative strategies of KD and the provision of guidelines for document design, inter- and intra-linguistic translation and language teaching;

- guidelines for trust generation, credibility and relevance in selected web genres and web sites;

- lexicographic and phraseological resources.

All abstract should not exceed 400 words (references included).

 

Important dates

* 15 JUNE 2015: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: please send NAME of presenter(s) and (PROVITIONAL) TITLE of presentation to marina.bondi@unimore.it and silvia.cacchiani@unimore.it.

* 30 JUNE 2015: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION (please send a 400-word abstract to marina.bondi@unimore.it and silvia.cacchiani@unimore.it.

* 18-20 NOVEMBER 2015: KDDE Conference.

    

Contacts

For any additional information, please contact us. Email: Silvia Cacchiani .

 

 

 
 

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