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Sat Feb 23 2002

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  1. Reyes Gomez Moron, Intercultural, cognitive and social pragmatics

Message 1: Intercultural, cognitive and social pragmatics

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 20:54:50 +0100
From: Reyes Gomez Moron <>
Subject: Intercultural, cognitive and social pragmatics

University of Seville (Spain) - 10-12th April, 2002

The research group 'Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish): 
Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects' of the Department of English Philology 
at the University of Seville (Spain) is pleased to announce its First 
Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS I - 
I Encuentros de Pragm�tica Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social), to be 
held in April 10-12th, 2002. 

Since the topic of this edition will be Current Issues on Pragmatic 
Research we would like to invite anyone currently researching in the 
areas of pragmatics and discourse analysis, from any methodological 
perspective or framework, to participate as attendant in EPICS I. 

The Symposium will serve as a forum where applied linguists and 
practitioners of Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis can meet, share 
experiences, discuss common problems, and present papers on their 
latest research in the field. EPICS I also wishes to create awareness 
among graduating students of the growing interest in this area of 
linguistic expertise.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Prof. Bruce Fraser (Boston University, USA) and Prof. 
Juliane House (Universit�t Hamburg)

There will be four plenary lectures and several blocks of contributed 
papers grouped according to topic. Some of the titles to be presented 
in EPICS I are the following:

-A micro-sociopragmatics of backstage comments on patient-nurse 
Conflict - R.Cameron (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
-A procedural analysis of even - E.Delgado (University of the Basque 
Country, Spain)
-Building a 'corporate' image: An analysis of identity markers in 
business speeches - Van De Mieroop (Ufsia, Belgium)
-Cross-cultural storytelling in intercultural settings - M.Bergelson 
(Moscow State University)
-Delivery strategies in classroom lectures: organising the message - 
J.C. Palmer (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
-Directives as communicative acts and as communicative strategies - 
H.Oim (University of Tartu, Estonia)
-Discourse in a prison setting - R. Kalisz & W. Kubinski (University of 
Gdask, Poland)
-Enhancing the speaker-audience relationship in academic lectures - I. 
Fortanet (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
-Media discourse as a social practice: what is a stake in TV debates - 
M. Burger (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
-Misinterpreting word problems - P. Ron (Universidad de Huelva, Spain)
-Neo-Gricean pragmatics and anaphora - Y.Huang (University of Reading, 
-Newcomers to the pool of quotatives: go and like - I.Buchstaller 
(University of Edinburgh, UK)
-Pragmatic functions of Spanish parenthetical verbs -S.Schneider 
(University of Graz, Austria)
-Psycho-cognition bases of irony understanding: an empirical study - 
Y.Zeng (Tsinhua University, Beijing, PR China)
-Temporal Adverb order and focality - A. Ortigosa (University of La 
Rioja, Spain)
-Zero-Anaphora: A cognitive-Pragmatic Approach - M.Pu (University of 
Maine at Farmington, USA)

FEES: Until March 25, 2002: Students 20 Euro and attendants 50 Euro	
>From March 25, 2002 onwards:Students 20 Euro attendants 60 Euro

We hope you will circulate this information to your colleagues and 
others in your professional network, and to any discussion groups to 
which you subscribe. For more information and resgistration form, 
please address to Reyes Gomez or Manuel Padilla We hope to see you in April 2002, here in Seville 

Thank you for your attention

EPICS I Organising Committee 
Dr. Pilar Garces-Conejos 
Dr. Reyes Gomez-Moron
D. Manuel Padilla-Cruz
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