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
Forskere sætter fokus på vores verdensforståelse
Der er aktuelle emner som fake news og klimaforandringer på dagsordenen, når 200 forskere fra hele verden mødes til konference om kritisk diskursanalyse på Aalborg Universitet den 4.-6. juli.
New PhD fellow: Sophie Lanng Gulstad
As of 1 May 2018, Procom (Communication and Culture in Professional Contexts) has a new PhD fellow. Sophie will be teaching at Language and International Business Communication.
16.08.2018 at 09.00 AM - 16.08.2018 at 05.00 PM
Invitation to book launch and reception
A special issue of ‘Magaart contributions’ on the theme: Stability, Democracy and Rights in post-conflict areas. Before the book launch and reception, there is a seminar with presentations on aspects of the special issue, which you are also welcome to atend.
19.11.2018 - 20.11.2018
Invitation til Fjortende nordiske konference om SFL og socialsemiotik (NSFL 14)
Vi glæder os til at byde jer velkommen til den fjortende nordiske konference om SFL og socialsemiotik, som finder sted på Aalborg Universitet i Danmark. Konferencen afholdes 19-20 november 2018.