The complexities of climate change pose a number of questions related to the status of expert and non-expert voices and discourses in this field.
- To what extent are knowledge and terminology originating in scientific discourse and policy documents disseminated in popular science and media?
- To what extent do political discourse and popular science genres contribute back to scientific language use, through the generation of new terms and framings of the issues?
- Moreover, the increasing use of digital genres, including social media, further complicates the status of expert vs non-expert discourses. To what extent do these communication channels influence climate change communication in terms of framing and language use?
We welcome paper presentations (20 minutes + discussion) from early-stage researchers (PhD candidates and post docs) who are interested in aspects of climate change communication.
Please submit a short abstract (max 300 words) by email to the workshop organisers by January 31. Participants will be notified of acceptance by the 15th of February.
For further information, please see the website of the 21st Conference on Language for specific purposes 2017 (LSP 2017): https://www.nhh.no/kalender/professional-and-intercultural-communicatio…