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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Full Title: Impoliteness and Interaction

Short Title: Impolin
Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Start Date: 23-May-2013 - 24-May-2013
Contact: Anna Baczkowska
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://impolin.com.pl
Meeting Description: The aim of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussion over linguistic and nonlinguistic impolite behaviour across languages and cultures. The focus of the conference will be pragmatic and sociolinguistic aspects of impolite behaviour analysed both in terms of verbal and nonverbal communication, however we also welcome presentations across a wide variety of topic stemming from neighbouring fields of research, such as social studies, political studies, psychology, intercultural communication, media studies, etc. Talks will be scheduled for 20 minutes, with 10 minutes afterwards for discussion and questions. Presentations may be empirical or theoretical. Thematic panels are welcome with 3-5 participants in each session.

Conference regular fee is 80 euro.

Selected papers will be published by Peter Lang in a series ‘Interfaces. Bydgoszcz Studies in Language, Mind and Translation’.

Keynote Speakers:

Derek Bousfield - University of Central Lancashire
Dániel Kádár - Huddersfield University
Ljiljana Šaric - University of Oslo
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.4716

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