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Full Title: 2nd International Conference on Discourse Approaches to Financial Communication Building

Short Title: DAFC
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Start Date: 03-Jul-2017 - 06-Jul-2017
Contact: Andrea Rocci
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Meeting Description: The conference on Discourse approaches to financial communication (DAFC) is an interdisciplinary forum for discussing innovative research based on the analysis of texts, discourse, conversations and multi-modal messages in financial disclosures and investor relations, in business and financial media, and in the communication of financial intermediaries and regulators. Discourse-based studies at the interface between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and financial communication, interested in sustainable investment and the legitimacy of financial institutions, are also welcome.

The focus of the second edition of DAFC will be on how story and argument contribute to build sustainable trust in financial actors (CEO, corporate directors, analysts, etc.), institutions (banks, regulators, rating agencies, etc.), and in the whole market. While trust has been always recognized as one of the most crucial components of finance, the concrete communication processes by which individual, organizational and inter-organizational trustworthiness is preserved over time or restored after a crisis remain substantially under investigated. To fill this gap, we call for studies examining the discursive dynamics of trust in the financial context from different theoretical and methodological perspectives, similar to those presented during the first DAFC edition held in 2014 at Monte Veritá (Ascona, February 2014).

Keynote Speakers:

Mark Aakhus, Rutgers University
Walter Aerts, Antwerp Management School
Onno Bouwmeester, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Bill McDonald, University of Notre Dame

Conference Organizers:

Andrea Rocci, Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics, USI
Rudi Palmieri, Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool
François Degeorge, Swiss Finance Institute, USI
Daniel Perrin, Department of Applied Linguistics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 27.4190

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