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Emerging Trends and Disciplinary Insights


An International Conference hosted by CERLIS

University of Bergamo, Italy


23-25 June 2011




The aim of this conference is to bring together the latest research of scholars engaged in the analysis of academic discourse from a genre-oriented perspective. Contributions representing different analytical approaches and disciplinary areas are welcome, including synchronic as well as diachronic studies. For the plenary lectures the following keynote speakers have accepted our invitation:


  • Carol Berkenkotter (University of Minnesota)
  • Vijay K. Bhatia (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki)
  • John M. Swales (University of Michigan)


Abstracts and presentations, in English, should reflect at least one of the following conference themes:


  • Methodological aspects of academic genre analysis
  • Genre typology and taxonomy in academia
  • Cross-cultural implications of genre use
  • Hybridisation across and within research genres
  • Unsolved issues in genre theory
  • Genre and the ESL / EFL / ELF community



Organizing committee


- Maurizio Gotti

- Marina Dossena

- Davide S. Giannoni

- Stefania M. Maci

- Michele Sala

- Larissa D’Angelo

- Patrizia Anesa



Conference Programme (finalized version)



Book of abstracts (download here)



Map (Upper Town)



Conference venue


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.



Important Dates


Submission of abstracts

No later than 31st October 2010

Notification of acceptance

30th November 2010

Early registration

No later than 31st January 2011

Standard registration

No later than 30th April 2011

Late registration

No later than 10th June 2011




Online registration can be effected between 01.01.2011 and 10.06.2011 using the form here attached.

The fee includes a welcome evening reception, and tea / coffee breaks.

Early registration

(before 31.01.2011)

130 euros

Standard registration

(between 01.02.2011 and 30.04.2011)

160 euros

Late registration

(after 30.04.2011)

190 euros


Please note:

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 2011.

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.


Cancellation policy:

All cancellations should be notified no later than 10th June 2011. 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;


IBAN: IT43L0542811101000000021048

Reason for bank transfer (must be indicated in the form): CERLIS2011

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)


For the online registration click 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.



Travel information


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




Upper Town


San Lorenzo (°), www.hotelsanlorenzobg.it/


Gombithotel (°), www.gombithotel.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]



Lower Town

City centre



Cappello d’Oro (°), www.bwhotelcappellodoro-bg.it


Excelsior S. Marco (°), www.hotelsanmarco.com


Jolly Hotel (°), www.jollyhotels.it


Mercure Bergamo (°),



NH Bergamo Hotel (°), http://www.nh-hotels.it/nh/it/hotels/italia/bergamo.html


Arli, www.arli.net


Piemontese, www.hotelpiemontese.com/


San Giorgio, www.sangiorgioalbergo.it/


(°) = Hotels with special rates for conference participants. When booking, please remember to indicate “Cerlis 2011. University of Bergamo”.



Bed & breakfast

(See also www.bed-and-breakfast.it - click the Region, ‘Lombardy’, and then the city, ‘Bergamo’).




Upper Town


La Castellana, www.lacastellanabb.com/

La Torretta, www.latorrettabergamoalta.com/

La Valletta, www.lavallettabergamo.it/

Villa Luna, www.bbvillaluna.it


Lower Town


Accademia, www.bedbreakfastaccademia.it/

L’Angolo del Poeta, www.angolodelpoeta.com

Ciccio, www.cicciobb.com/


Budget accommodation is available at the local Youth Hostel

(www.ostellodibergamo.it/hostel.html ).

Further details about accommodation are online at www.apt.bergamo.it/



Social programme


 The social programme includes:


- A welcome evening reception on 23rd June;


- A Conference Dinner on 24th 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 to Mantua on 25th June (afternoon + evening): the excursion will include a guided tour of the town’s Ducal Palace, its historic square, the Romanesque church of San Lorenzo and the Basilica of Sant’Andrea. Dinner will follow at Hosteria dei Canossa, in the city centre. A minimum number of 30 participants is required. Given the limited number of bus seats (50 persons), early booking is highly recommended.





The deadline for submissions is 31st October 2010. Please send your abstract (300 words) to <cerlis@unibg.it> as an RTF attachment – to this end, a dedicated form is provided here attached. Acceptance will be notified by 30th November 2010.

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 2011.





A selection of conference papers will be published in a volume and/or journal issue. Finalized versions of papers submitted for publication in the proceedings should be emailed to cerlis@unibg.it by 15 October 2011 at the latest. The upper limit is 7,000 words (10,000 for plenary papers), including references, footnotes, tables, etc. For formatting guidelines, please follow the stylesheet.


Download the Stylesheet here.



How to contact us


By email: cerlis@unibg.it

By post: CERLIS 2011 – 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