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About the day:
The Language in Conflict workshop will help us to explore how linguistic insights can aid work with conflict, mediation and counselling. The sessions discuss ideas about interaction and the way we present the world through language: how do we (not!) get on with each other through language, and how do we use it to express our views about how we think the world is or ought to be? As well as providing the opportunity for us to learn about linguistic ideas, the sessions are also a chance for the linguists to learn more about our work, and how our professions can work together.
Presenters: Professor Lesley Jeffries and Dr. Jim Driscoll
Professor Lesley Jeffries has published articles and books on the relationship between language and ideology. She has developed a framework for describing the meanings created in texts, which aims to provide a means to identify and understand ideological content and the potential for influencing readers. She is currently working on an analysis of trial transcripts from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Dr. Jim Driscoll is an expert in sociolinguistics and pragmatics and has worked for almost 4 decades in six different countries. His research interests are informed by experience of different languages and environments and straddle several aspects of language-in-situated-use. At present, they include words and texts that cause (or appear to have caused) public offense.
Aims of the day:
To consider the language that we and others use in conflict and the impact that has on the people involved and on the outcome.
CPD points available: 5
There are five steps at the front and ten at the rear of York Place. The training room is on the first floor. We have a small lift which runs from the ground floor to the third floor and that cannot be used in the event of fire. If you experience any difficulty with mobility, or if there is anything else that could inhibit your participation in this training, it is important that you let us know, to ensure your safety at the event. We have a hearing induction loop available. Please let us know if you would like to make use of this facility.
Cancellation 10 days or more before the date of the event: 100% refund
Cancellation between 10 days and 3 days before the date of the event: 50% refund
Cancellation 3 days or less before the date of the event: no refund, but services can send a replacement.
If a course or event is cancelled by Relationships Scotland (because of insufficient numbers or unforeseen circumstances) then all fees will be fully refunded. Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse out of pocket expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
Please make your booking no later than Thursday 3 April 2014.
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