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LINGUIST List 17.2228

Wed Aug 02 2006

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Cornelia Gerhardt, The Appropriation of Media Texts

Message 1: The Appropriation of Media Texts
Date: 31-Jul-2006
From: Cornelia Gerhardt <c.gerhardtmx.uni-saarland.de>
Subject: The Appropriation of Media Texts

Full Title: The Appropriation of Media Texts

Date: 08-Jul-2007 - 13-Jul-2007
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Contact Person: Cornelia Gerhardt
Meeting Email: c.gerhardtmx.uni-saarland.de

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

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

The Appropriation of Media Texts
Panel Proposed at the 10th International Pragmatics Conference,
8-13 July 2007, Göteborg, Sweden.

I would like to propose a panel for IPrA 07, Göteborg focusing on the
appropriation of media texts into everyday life.

On the one hand, there is an extensive body of research on primary media texts.
It ranges from all possible types of media (e.g. television, newspapers, the
World Wide Web) to the analysis of different genres (e.g. news, soap opera,
sports commentary). On the other hand, linguistics has developed (or embraced) a
number of tools which describe language in common face-to-face encounters (such
as ethnomethodology, interactional sociolinguistics, conversation analysis).
However, there has been hardly any linguistic work demonstrating how media texts
are incorporated linguistically into everyday life. The panel will be proposed
to bridge the gap between these two strands, exploring how media discourses are
appropriated in daily interactions.

Possible topics for papers include:

- verbal (para-/extra-verbal) practices during the reception process;
- negotiating the meaning of primary media texts;
- constructing identities or social realities with reference to media texts;
- multimodality regarding the reception of media texts;
- influences of media texts on everyday conversation.

In accordance with the special theme of the conference, the papers should be
based on corpora. Also, the data should not consist of the primary media text
only. The focus should be the audience/users/readers? and their behaviour.

If you are working in this field, please contact me (c.gerhardtmx.uni-saarland.de).

Cornelia Gerhardt
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Lehrstuhl für englische Sprachwissenschaft
FR. 4.3 Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen
Universität des Saarlandes
PF 15 11 50
66041 Saarbrücken
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