PLIN Linguistic Day 2021

The PLIN Day is an annual one-day thematic conference hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of the Université catholique de Louvain. The conference has established itself over the years as an international forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars and has brought together researchers from all over the world.

The 2021 PLIN Day will take place at UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) and/or online on Friday, May 7th and is devoted to "Linguistics applied to Business Language in a multilingual and multicultural world". It offers academics, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students an excellent opportunity to access, share and discuss cutting edge research in the field. The following (non-exhaustive) list of themes will be covered this year:

  • The use of (corpus) linguistic methods in the study of organizational communication and/or the characteristics of business language;
  • Research on techniques and practices for clear and simple communication within organizations. This includes techniques for simplifying documents issued by organizations in order to enhance accessibility;
  • The challenges of the use of "English as a lingua franca" in organizational communication and, more generally, of communication in English between native and non-native speakers within organizations;
  • Intercultural communication in multilingual business communication.

The core of the conference will consist in keynote sessions but participants will also have the opportunity to present their most recent research and/or work in progress during a ‘short papers’ session.
 

Important dates

8 February 15 February, 2021: Deadline for abstract submissions
1 March, 2021: Registration opens (participation is free)
15 March, 2021: Notification of acceptance (short paper presentation)
7 May, 2021: PLIN Day 2021
 

Keynote speakers

Isabelle Clerc, Université Laval
Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank
Michael Handford, Cardiff University
Geert Jacobs, Universiteit Gent
 

Organizing committee

Sylvie De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain
Thomas François, Université catholique de Louvain
Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain
Adeline Müller, Université catholique de Louvain
Tran Hanh Trang Pham, Université catholique de Louvain
Laura Penha-Marion, Université catholique de Louvain
 

Scientific committee

Andrea Catellani, Université catholique de Louvain
Isabelle Clerc, Université Laval
Sylvie De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain
Amandine Dumont, Université catholique de Louvain
Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank
Thomas François, Université catholique de Louvain
Michael Handford, Cardiff University
Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain
Geert Jacobs, Universiteit Gent
Adeline Müller, Université catholique de Louvain
Sandrine Roginsky, Université catholique de Louvain
Lieve Vangehuchten, Universiteit Antwerpen