ProCom - Communication and Culture in Professional Settings
Description of Procom’s research focus
Procom (Communication and Culture in Professional Contexts) focuses on research in professional communication within and across languages and cultures. This entails a focus on how professional communication and language for specific purposes (LSP) are practised in organisational contexts.
In the research group we advocate an integrated approach that incorporates methodologies and insights from different approaches to professional communication, allowing us to take a broad and encompassing view of the field.
We follow Bhatia and Bremner’s (2014: xvi) definition of professional communication referring both to “the use of all forms of semiotic resources in and for academic as well professional contexts” and to “management communication, corporate communication, organisational, and institutional communication”. This means that theoretically and methodologically we carry out:
- Analysis of academic and professional texts, genres and discourses, including linguistic, visual and rhetorical analysis
- Analysis guided by communication, management and organisational theories
- Analysis guided by cultural and intercultural communication theories.
The members of Procom are dedicated to working with real-life issues, and therefore much of our work is carried out in collaboration with external partners. This involves current and focal concerns in corporate, organisational and political contexts, including the following:
- CSR and sustainability (including climate issues)
- Stakeholders and stakeholder issues (including social media interaction)
- (Inter)cultural challenges and possibilities in organisations
- Gender and leadership
- Global governance and power
- Health and discourse
- Law and discourse.
News from ProCom
New assistant professor: Guro Refsum Sanden
As of 1 September 2017 Crossing Organisational Boundaries (COB) and Communication And Culture In Professional Contexts (ProCom) has a new assistant professor!
New assistant professor: Kristine Bundgaard
As of 1 August 2017 LangLing - Research group in Language and Linguistics and ProCom - Research group in Communication and Culture in Professional Contexts has a new assistant professor!
04.07.2018 at 09.00 AM - 06.07.2018 at 05.00 PM
Invitation and call for papers: The 7th Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines Conference (CADAAD)
We are glad to announce that the 7th Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines Conference (CADAAD) will take place 4-6 July 2018 and will be hosted by Aalborg University, Denmark.