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LINGUIST List 17.3102

Sat Oct 21 2006

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics/Sweden

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        1.    Eric Anchimbe, Postcolonial Pragmatics


Message 1: Postcolonial Pragmatics
Date: 20-Oct-2006
From: Eric Anchimbe <anchimbe_ericyahoo.com>
Subject: Postcolonial Pragmatics



Full Title: Postcolonial Pragmatics
Short Title: PP

Date: 09-Jul-2007 - 14-Jul-2007
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Contact Person: Eric Anchimbe
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 06-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

This panel wants to address the particularities of language use in different postcolonial contexts. With its emphasis on communication about matters of identity, agency, understanding, and empowerment, postcolonial pragmatics provides a platform for interdisciplinary cooperation between scholars of different persuasions with interests in language, communication, and postcolonial questions.

Papers on the above issues and related topics in postcolonial contexts are welcome. Send abstracts of up to 500 words electronically to Richard W. Janney at jannelmu.de or Eric Anchimbe at anchimbe_ericyahoo.com or Eline Versluys at eline.versluysua.ac.be.

Call Deadline: 6 November 2006.

Postcolonial pragmatics focuses on the myriad locutionary forms, illocutionary functions, and perlocutionary effects of language communication and communication systems in postcolonial contexts, dealing primarily with natural discourse and issues of cultural displacement, migration, hybridity, and diaspora, but also focusing on the role of public and government media in shaping perceptions of postcolonial history, politics, and regional, ethnic, and social identities. Language use and abuse play important roles in many areas of postcolonial life. Language can be a powerful mediator of understanding, empowerment, and solidarity, or a source of repression, disempowerment, and discrimination. Choices of what and how (and in what languages) things are expressed thus stand at the center of postcolonial pragmatic interest. Possible areas of study include (but are not limited to) everyday social discourse, political and institutional discourse, print media discourse, and all forms of electronically mediated communication.

This panel wants to address the particularities of language use in different postcolonial contexts. With its emphasis on communication about matters of identity, agency, understanding, and empowerment, postcolonial pragmatics provides a platform for interdisciplinary cooperation between scholars of different persuasions with interests in language, communication, and postcolonial questions.

Papers on the above issues and related topics in postcolonial contexts are welcome. Send abstracts of up to 500 words electronically to Richard W. Janney at jannelmu.de or Eric Anchimbe at anchimbe_ericyahoo.com or Eline Versluys at eline.versluysua.ac.be.
Call Deadline: 6 November 2006.

Panel organisers:

Ricahrd W. Janney (University of Munich)
Eric A. Anchimbe (University of Munich)
Eline Versluys (University of Antwerp)



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