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Monday 19 May 2025, at 12:00 - Thursday 22 May 2025, at 12:00


Aarhus University Conference Center


Communication in International Business and the Professions

Phraseology and communication - Formulaic language in communication

As a research discipline, phraseology refers to the study of formulaic language, including various types of multi-word units as collocations, idioms, proverbs, and other fixed expressions. The international conference Phraseology and communication - Formulaic Language in Communication invites to interdisciplinary discussions at the intersection of phraseology as a research discipline and the broad field of communication studies, as well as on the function and realization forms of formulaic language in communication. Thus, the conference welcomes research papers on the following topics but is also open to other research on phraseology and paroemiology:

  • Qualitative and quantitative approaches to formulaic language in communication studies as well as in studies within linguistic, cultural, and literature research.
  • Formulaic language in digital communication tools: AI, translation and writing aid programs, dictionaries and databases, other language technology.
  • International, intercultural and interlingual communication including translation and interpreting.
  • Corporate communication within the framework of organizational and strategic communication including disciplines such as business and marketing communication, crisis communication, internal communication, and PR.
  • Specialized communication, e.g., in tourism, business, economics, law, medicine and health communication or academic, science and technical communication.
  • Educational communication and didactic approaches in first, second and neighboring language teaching and learning, formulaic language as in curricula and textbooks including new (interdisciplinary, digital, inter-/plurilingual) learning concepts and teaching materials.
  • Formulaic language in social media communication.
  • The realization forms and functions of formulaic language in selected text types or media, including spoken, written, and digital communication.
  • Formulaic language in literature, music, film, and other art disciplines.
  • The relation of formulaic language to other sign systems, e.g., visual, and pictorial aspects of formulaic language, interaction of formulaic language with images, emojis and other non-verbal aspects in the communication.
  • Theory of Phraseology including discussion of the consequences of a broad definition of the research objects of phraseology as formulaic language for the theory, terminology, and applied aspects of phraseology research.