Second International Conference on Discourse, Communication and Enterprise (DICOEN 2003)

II Congreso Internacional sobre Discurso, Comunicación e a Empresa (DICOEN 2003)

November 12-14, 2003, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo (Galicia, Spain)

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The Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism and Language Contact Seminar of the University of Vigo (Galicia, Spain) announces the Second International Conference on Discourse, Communication and Enterprise (DICOEN 2003) to be held in Vigo, November 12-14, 2003.

This conference, which continues the theme initiated by the first one in Lisbon in 2001, aims to promote interaction and discussion among researchers interested in the relevance of discourse and communication to the world of business. DICOEN 2003 welcomes papers from a variety of disciplines such as: linguistics, discourse analysis, marketing, sociology, psychology, e-commerce, economics, management, etc. We particularly welcome contributions with themes related to language in use and the framing of discursive and cultural practices in business such as:

  • Business
  • Communication in organisations
  • Language and organisational change
  • New technologies in business communication
  • Multilingual enterprises
  • Customer-server communication
  • Advertising discourse
  • Organisational discourse and power
  • Discourse of strategic management
  • Discursive practices in public institutions
  • Bureaucratic discourse
  • Discourse and organisational inequalities
  • Strategic discourse in organizations
  • Management, control and discourse
  • Enterprise discourse
  • Discourse and economics


Anxo Lorenzo (University of Vigo)
Fernando Ramallo (University of Vigo)
Xoán Paulo Rodríguez-Yáñez (University of Vigo)

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Norman Fairclough (Lancaster University)
Critical discourse analysis and change in management discourse and ideology: a transdisciplinary approach (pdf)
Dr. Cynthia Hardy (The University of Melbourne)
The Power of Discourse (pdf)
Dr. Eija Ventola (University of Salzburg)
Interactional management and presentation skills in business contexts - Can discourse analysis contribute and, if so, how? (pdf)

Travel and Accomodation


To make a hotel booking, please contact:

Mr. Antonio Nunez
Viajes Airbús
rúa Areal, 16
E-36201-Vigo (Spain)

Fax: 34 + 986 43 89 14
Telephone: 34 + 986 43 17 31 / 34 + 986 43 90 92

  • Booking made from abroad to be made by fax or e-mail



    Tourist category (2 stars)
    Higher tourist category (3 stars)
    Top category (4 stars)
    Single room [b.b.]: 43 €
    Single room [h.b.]: 51 €
    Single room [b.b.]: 62 €
    Single room [h.b.]: 69 €
    Single room [b.b.]: 100 €
    Single room [h.b.]: 118 €
    Double room [b.b.]: 54 €
    Double room [h.b.]: 70 €
    Double room [b.b.]: 70 €
    Double room [h.b.]: 85 €
    Double room [b.b.]: 129 €
    Double room [h.b.]: 163 €

    b.b.: bed and breakfast
    h.b.: half board (includes bed and breakfast + supper)

    • The listed prices are per person. The prices stated include VAT.
    • All rooms with bathroom.
    • All the hotels are in the centre of the town and very near to where the Conference is to be held.
    • These prices are exclusive and bookings should be made exclusively through Viajes Airbus (Vigo).
    • You are advised to make your hotel booking before October 15th 2003. Viajes Airbus take no responsibility for room availability for bookings made after that date.



    • Vigo, in South Galicia, 93 kilometres from Santiago de Compostela and 140 kilometres from Porto (Portugal), has an airport five kilometres from the town centre, linking with Madrid and Barcelona by scheduled flights.
    • It also has a train and bus station with linkimg services to all the major towns and cities in Spain and Portugal.
    • Viajes Airbus is at the disposal of all attending the Conference as regards tickets, travel arrangements, train or plane travel (and with any air company).To make your booking and to obtain your tickets, please contact Viajes Airbus in Vigo.



Additional information

Second International Conference on Discourse, Communication and Enterprise
(DICOEN 2003)
Universidade de Vigo
Facultade de Filoloxía e Traducción
36200-Vigo (Galicia) Spain


December 2003