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LINGUIST List 16.1874

Wed Jun 15 2005

Confs: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Augsburg, Germany

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        1.    Monika Bednarek, Conference on Evaluation and Text Types

Message 1: Conference on Evaluation and Text Types
Date: 15-Jun-2005
From: Monika Bednarek <Monika.Bednarekphil.uni-augsburg.de>
Subject: Conference on Evaluation and Text Types

Conference on Evaluation and Text Types

Date: 22-Jul-2005 - 23-Jul-2005
Location: Augsburg, Germany
Contact: Monika Bednarek
Contact Email: Monika.Bednarekphil.uni-augsburg.de
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Two-day conference on evaluation and text types at Augsburg University,
focusing on evaluation in the new media and cross-cultural aspects of

The Department of (English) Linguistics at Augsburg University (Wolfram
Bublitz, Monika Bednarek) will host a 2-day conference on evaluation
and text types, to be held from the 22nd to the 23rd of July 2005.

For the purposes of this conference evaluation is defined as

''the broad cover term for the expression of the speaker's or writer's
attitude or stance towards, viewpoint on, or feelings about the entities
or propositions that he or she is talking about. That attitude may
relate to certainty or obligation or desirability or any of a number of
other sets of values.'' (Thompson & Hunston 2000: 5)

and overlaps with competing notions such as stance and appraisal.

Further details about the conference, including travel and accommodation
information, programme and abstracts are posted on the conference

Thompson, G. & S. Hunston 2000. ''Evaluation: an introduction''. In:
S. & G. Thompson (eds). Evaluation in Text: Authorial Stance and the
Construction of Discourse. Oxford: OUP: 1-27.

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