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Researching Language and the Law: Intercultural Perspectives
International Conference hosted by CERLIS
University of Bergamo, Italy
18-20 June 2009
The aim of this conference is to bring together the latest research by scholars engaged in the analysis of legal discourse from an intercultural perspective. Contributions cover different analytical approaches and languages, including diachronic as well as synchronic studies. For the plenary lectures the following keynote speakers have been invited:
- Vijay Bhatia (City University of Hong Kong, China)
- Jan Engberg (Aarhus School of Business, Denmark)
- Estrella Montolío (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
- Susan Šarčević (University of Rijeka, Croatia)
Presentations reflect the following conference themes:
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Cross-cultural communication
- Harmonisation and standardisation
- Issues in translation and interpretation
- Legal discourse in different legal systems
- Terminology and lexicography
- Maurizio Gotti
- Marina Dossena
- Luisa Chierichetti
- Dorothee Heller
- Davide S. Giannoni
- Stefania M. Maci
- Michele Sala
- Larissa D’Angelo
Conference Programme (preliminary)
Book of abstracts (preliminary)
Map (Upper Town)
The Conference will be hosted by CERLIS, the research centre on specialized discourse operating at the University of Bergamo, an institution where research has always been in the foreground and where various national and international conferences have already been organized (see http://www.unibg.it/cerlis ).
The conference will start on Thursday morning and end at lunchtime on Saturday.
As for accompanying persons, while there is no dedicated programme for them during the conference, they are very welcome to register for the social events listed in the registration form.
The conference room is equipped with OHP, microphone and video projector for Powerpoint presentations – there is no need to bring your own laptop, but your presentation should be fully Windows compatible. Please make sure you bring ca. 80 copies of any handouts you may have, as last-minute photocopying is likely to be expensive. Internet access will be made available to conference delegates in the University language centre (open Mon-Fri 9-19, via Salvecchio 19).
Submission of abstracts
No later than 31st October 2008
Notification of acceptance
30th November 2008
No later than 31st January 2009
No later than 30th April 2009
No later than 10th June 2009
Online registration can be effected between 01.01.2009 and 10.06.2009 using the form here attached.
The fee includes a welcome evening reception on 18th June, and tea / coffee breaks.
(between 01.02.2009 and 30.04.2009)
No registration can be processed unless a copy of the bank transfer is attached or your online payment has been effected.
No registration will be processed after 10th June 2009.
No partial registration is envisaged, so it will not be possible to register for just one or two days.
All bank charges are to be borne by the participant.
All cancellations should be notified not later than 10th June 2009. In any case, a cancellation fee of 30 euros will be charged. Reimbursements will be by bank transfer after the Conference closure.
Methods of payment:
a. by bank transfer to Università degli Studi di Bergamo
c/o BPU - Banca Popolare di Bergamo, Piazza Vittorio Veneto - 24100 Bergamo (I)
account no. 21048; ABI: 05428; CAB: 11101; CIN: L;
Reason for bank transfer (must be indicated in the form): CERLIS2009
Please remember that all bank charges are to be borne by the participant. Also remember to fax a copy of your bank transfer, together with the registration form, to +39 (0)35 2052 738 or +39 (0)35 2052 738 789 as soon as the transfer has been effected.
Download the registration form here
b. by credit card (online payment) - only VISA and MASTERCARD
(a 2% bank charge will be added automatically to your total amount)
Online registration form here
After your Registration, you will be informed of the total amount to pay and the procedures for payment.
Payment must then be made within 7 days; if payment has not been made in that period and a new fee period has been entered, then you will receive a new total.
Bergamo is in Northern Italy, 50 Kms north-east of Milan, on the way to Lake Garda and Venice. Thanks to its international airport (sometimes advertised as ‘Milan-Orio al Serio’, or Milan-BGY), Bergamo can be reached by plane from many European cities; alternatively, participants may fly to Milan and take a train to Bergamo.
Getting to Bergamo
Stopover in Milan
Map of Bergamo – Upper Town
Map of Bergamo – Lower Town
Accommodation and meals
Participants are invited to make their own accommodation arrangements. Both in the Lower Town and in the Upper Town various hotels are available, from relatively inexpensive to luxury: below you will find a list of possible contacts. Early booking is highly recommended, as Bergamo is a popular tourist destination throughout the year.
As for meals, many restaurants and bars are located in the neighbourhood of the Conference venue.
Name and contact details
San Lorenzo (°), www.hotelsanlorenzobg.it/
Il Gourmet (°), www.gourmet-bg.it/fsuk.htm
Piazza Vecchia, www.hotelpiazzavecchia.it
Agnello d’Oro, Via Gombito 22
Tel. +39 035.249.883 / Fax. +39 035.235612
Sole (°), Via Rivola, 2 (Piazza Vecchia); tel. +39 035.218238;
fax +39 035.240011 [no check-in after 22.30]
Cappello d’Oro (°), www.bwhotelcappellodoro-bg.it
Excelsior S. Marco (°), www.hotelsanmarco.com
Jolly Hotel (°), www.jollyhotels.it
Mercure Bergamo (°),
San Giorgio, www.sangiorgioalbergo.it/
(°) = Hotels with special rates for conference participants. When booking, please remember to indicate “Cerlis 2009. University of Bergamo”.
Bed & breakfast
(See also www.bed-and-breakfast.it - click the Region, ‘Lombardy’, and then the city, ‘Bergamo’).
La Castellana, www.lacastellanabb.com/
La Torretta, www.latorrettabergamoalta.com/
La Valletta, www.lavallettabergamo.it/
Villa Luna, www.bbvillaluna.it
L’Angolo del Poeta, www.angolodelpoeta.com
Budget accommodation is available at the local Youth Hostel
Further details about accommodation are online at www.apt.bergamo.it/
The social programme includes:
- A welcome evening reception on 18th June;
- A Conference Dinner on 19h June: this will take place at one of the most picturesque restaurants in the Upper Town, Ristorante ‘La Vendemmia’, at a short distance from the funicular stop. Given the limited sitting capacity, we do recommend early booking in order to avoid disappointment. Please indicate in the registration form any special dietary requirement;
- An organised excursion on 20th June (afternoon + evening): Lago d'Iseo (lake cruise) and Monte Isola (dinner): Lago d'Iseo, just to the east of Bergamo, is surrounded by hills and mountains. Participants will be taking a boat from halfway up the eastern shore to circle the three lake islands before going up to the head of the Lake and then down the western shore with its sheer cliffs, interesting rock-formations and panoramic road twisting just above the water. Monte Isola, the largest lake island in Europe, has a charm of its own – no cars, little villages round the coastline, and simple restaurants and trattorie at the water's edge. To one of these (La Vittoria) participants will head for dinner.
The deadline for submissions is 31st October 2008. Please send your abstract (300 words) to <email@example.com> as an RTF attachment – to this end, a dedicated form is provided here attached. Acceptance will be notified by 30th November 2008.
As a selection of accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, finalized versions of papers presented at the Conference will be expected to arrive by 15th October 2009.
Download the submission form here
How to contact us
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: CERLIS 2009 – Università di Bergamo – Piazza Rosate 2 – 24129 Bergamo (Italy)
By telephone: + 39.035.2052.738 or + 39.035.2052.721
By fax: + 39.035,2052.738 or + 39.035.2052.789
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