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TABU Dag 2014


TABU Dag 2014 poster



We invite short abstracts for presentations and posters in English in any field of linguistics including, but not limited to: phonetics and phonology, syntax and semantics, sociolinguistics, discourse and communication, computational linguistics and neurolinguistics. Abstracts should not be longer than 300 words excluding title, author names, keywords and references and should be submitted here. We invite submissions for oral presentations of 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion, as well as for poster presentations. The deadline for the abstract submission for both the TABU Dag and the workshop Mass Media Health Communication is 11 April 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent on 25 April 2014.

Conference keynote speakers (abstracts TBA)

Workshop on Mass Media Health Communication

During TABU Dag, a workshop on Mass Media Health Communication will be held on Thursday June 12th from 13:30 until 18:00. National and international organisations have been using mass media campaigns to get peoplet o live healthier lives for many years now. The effects of these campaigns are varied. Why some strategies work in some situations and others do not is a question that is far from completely clear. One of the factors that seems to play an important role in the persuasiveness of a mass media health message is the receivers’ willingness to talk about the message afterwards. That leads to the question: how can we design messages that people find interesting to discuss? Should a message be as clear as possible or does it help if it includes a little puzzle the receiver may attempt to solve? Should we try to scare people into living a healthier life, or is it better to opt for a more neutral approach? Is it helpful if we tell people a compelling story with characters they can identify with if we want to change their health behaviour? The workshop will be opened by Marco Yzer and closed with a panel discussion. During the workshop five other speakers will get the chance to present their work on Health Communication. The official language of the workshop and conference is English.

Please note: if your abstract was accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present it there in person, otherwise it cannot be included in the conference program.

Note also that we cannot help with travel costs or obtaining visa, other than a written confirmation of acceptance, if your abstract is accepted. We do provide a page with local information to help you plan your trip (see below).

All abstracts must be submitted via the Google Form found in the abstract submission link below.