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The problems of language and the ways to communicate messages orally, audio-visually and in written have been crucial in our professional lives. However, we only know very minimal how the process of meaning-making through language (verbal and non verbal) takes place; what cognitive considerations occur in the process of constructing texts and messages and the preferred ways to communicate them, what specific emotional impacts are constructed in the mind of the audience in order to achieve the communication goals, and how language and communication can ensure the expected results.

By considering different challenges and opportunities on the use of language and communication in the work place, The Department of English, Faculty of Letters and Arts, Sebelas Maret University Surakarta and other supporting organizers are motivated to conduct An International Conference on the Use of Language to Communicate in Different Professions with the grand theme of ‘Language and Communication in the Work Place’.

The Conference

This international conference aims at setting up a forum of dialogue among researchers, lecturers, practitioners, and policy makers from different professions (education, media & communication, law, politics, business, tourism, arts and humanities, medical, translation/interpreting, and publishing companies) on the use of language to communicate messages to their audience, their crucial functions and challenges.

We invite research-informed papers of any theoretical and methodological orientation on any aspect of language use and communication related to the aims above. Papers discussing problems of any languages are written in English. Accordingly, papers might address topics as follows:
• The roles and functions of language in different professional settings.
• Language use and its contributions to internal and external communications.
• Language and communication: implications to different disciplinary cultures.
• Language and meaning-making in diverse working places.
• The issues of gender and power in professional settings.
• Non verbal languages for the process and product of the meaning-making in different professions.


English Department,
Faculty of Letters and Fine Arts,
Sebelas Maret University
Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Solo
Telp./fax: +62-271-632488
e mail: languageconference@gmail.com

Contact Person:
M. Taufiq al Makmun (+62-87836429425)
Yuyun Kusdiyanto (+62-85728176063)

+62-271-632488 at working hours 07.30 a.m. – 14.30 p.m. GMT+7

Days, Dates and Venue

Days and Dates:
Tuesday – Wednesday
September 11-12, 2012

Novotel Hotel
Jl. Slamet Riyadi No. 272
Solo, Central Java Indonesia

Important Dates

Papers should be made in the format of Words of no longer than 5, 000 words (excluding abstract and references) in 1 line spacing and 11 fonts of Times New Roman that include a title, an abstract of 200 words at the most, and contact information. The deadline for paper summary submission (1,000 words) is May, 15, 2012. Acceptance of paper summary is to be announced via e mail by first week of June 2012. Please send your paper summary to languageconference@gmail.com
The deadline for submission of full papers is July, 15 2012. Kindly submit the full papers to the above email address in Words format.

Registration Fee

IDR 700,000,- for presenters
IDR 800,000,- for participants
USD 150 for foreign presenters/ participants

Registration and Payment Procedure:

Payment of the conference fee can be transferred to the following account:
Bank Name : BNI Cabang Sebelas Maret Surakarta
Account number : 0168216985
Account holder : Ida Kusuma Dewi, SS, MA
Swiftcode : BNINIDJAxxx
Registration can be done via email or by faxing the registration form to the committee by attaching the receipt of the transfer.

Plennary Speakers

1. Prof. Janet Holmes Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

2. Prof. Winnie Cheng Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

3. Elvera Nuriawati Makki, M.A. Internal Communication Manager, PT. Unilever Indonesia Tbk

4. Diah Kristina, Ph.D. Sebelas Maret University, Solo, Indonesia