Events at USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Discourse approaches to financial communication. Bridging the gap between texts and markets
2-6 February 2014
Centro Stefano Franscini
Monte Verità, Ascona
Organised by USI (Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics and Institute of Finance, Swiss Finance Institute) and Université de Bourgogne (Centre Interlangues Texte Image Langage), the conference on Discourse approaches to financial communication (DAFC) aims at bringing together scholars who, from different scientific backgrounds, are interested in understanding the linguistic, rhetorical and argumentative functions of the narrative parts of financial disclosures and of other financially relevant documents, and, eventually, their impact on investment decisions and market transactions.
By creating the occasion for close interdisciplinary dialogue between these diverse disciplines, the conference will enable developing a common research agenda on financial communication centered on the systematic analysis of financial discourse.
The conference is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Centro Stefano Franscini (ETHZ Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich).