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Full Title: Postgraduate Politeness Conference

      
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Start Date: 13-Mar-2014 - 13-Mar-2014
Contact: Isabelle van der Bom
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://research.shu.ac.uk/politeness/index.html
Meeting Description: The 2nd LPRG Postgraduate politeness conference will be taking place at Sheffield Hallam University on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 9.00 -5.00.

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for postgraduate and early-career researchers to present and discuss their research in the field of Linguistic Politeness. Researchers will also have opportunity to to build and strengthen their research networks by engaging with a wider audience of both newer and more established academics.

Keynote Speakers:

Karen Grainger, University of Sheffield Hallam
Jodie Clark, University of Sheffield Hallam
Christine Christie, Loughborough University

This is a free conference (no fees). No lunch or coffee will be provided, so you are welcome to bring your own. You will be able to buy sandwiches and coffee/tea in the conference building.

Conference Registration:

The conference is free but places are limited, so registration is required. To register, please email Isabelle van der Bom at dsiv@exchange.shu.ac.uk.
Linguistic Subfield: Pragmatics
LL Issue: 25.53


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