Saturday, July 28, 2007

Symposium on Discourse and Communication

International Symposium on Discourse, Communication and Modernity

Friday, 7 September, 2007
105 Mahachulalongkorn Building
Chulalongkorn University

Organized by the Division of Research Affairs; Center for Ethics of Science and Technology; Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
In cooperation with the RGJ Ph.D Research Grant, Thailand Research Fund

The symposium is part of the research project “Discourse and Modernity” in honor of His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday, funded by the Division of Research Affairs, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, 2007-2008.

Please register in advance by sending a fax to the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, 02-218-4695. No registration fees.

Tentative Program

8.30-9.00 Registration

8.50-9.00 Opening Ceremony

8.50-8.55 Report
Krisadawan Hongladarom (Chair, Organizing Committee; International Consultation Board, International Pragmatic Association/IPrA)

8.55-9.00 Opening Address
Dean, Faculty of Arts

9.00-10.00 Keynote Address
Sachiko Ide (President, IPrA; Japan Women’s University)

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break

10.30-12.30 Panel on "Making Sense of Discourse in Thai Contemporary Culture"

10.30-11.00 Instantaneous enlightenment: Cyberdiscourse about Buddhism in Thai society
Krisadawan Hongladarom and Soraj Hongladarom (Chulalongkorn University)

11.00-11.30 Ideology in Internet-mediated Discourse: A case study of web boards on Thai politics
Wirote Aroonmanakun (Chulalongkorn University)

11.30-12.00 Women in politics and prospects for development: A critical analysis of discourse of Thai politicians
Savitri Gadavanij (National Institute of Development Administration)

12.00-12.30 Tourism discourse in consumerist culture
Tepee Jaratjarungkiat (Chulalongkorn University)

12.30-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30-15.30 Panel on "Communication in the Modern World"

13.00-13.45 Cross-cultural differences in advice giving by Japanese and English speakers
Keiko Abe (International Consultation Board, IPrA; Kyoritsu Women's University)

13.45-14.30 What causes differences in the processes of mutual consent?: A comparison of story co-construction by Japanese and American pairs
Yoko Fujii (Japan Women’s University)

14.30-15.00 ‘I hate you’ or otherwise ‘I’m busy’: A cross-cultural view of truth and lies in British English and Thai
Songthama Intachakra (Thammasat University)

15.00-15.30 Final message before a disaster: Communication at high-risk environment
Paneeta Nitayaphorn (Chulalongkorn University)

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-18.00 Panel on "Discursive Construction of Knowledge on Health, Beauty and Disease"

16.00-16.30 “A smart person knows how to consume healthily”: A study of advertising discourse on health products and services in Thai
Siriporn Phakdeephasook (Chulalongkorn University)

16.30-17.00 "Being unattractive is having a disease": On the advertising discourse of cosmetic surgery in Thai
Nattaporn Panpothong (Chulalongkorn University)

17.00-17.30 "Cancer can be cured naturally": Language strategies in Thai alternative medicine discourse
Worawanna Phetchkit (Chulalongkorn University)

17.30-18.00 Language and identity in AIDS discourse: Identity construction of
people with HIV/AIDS”
Jantima Earmanond (Ubonrajathani University)