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LINGUIST List 19.2285

Thu Jul 17 2008

Calls: Pragmatics/Australia; Anthropological Ling,Applied Ling/Mexico

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        1.    Etsuko Oishi, Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?
        2.    Michal Brody, 21st Century Popular Education in the Americas


Message 1: Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?
Date: 16-Jul-2008
From: Etsuko Oishi <etsukofujijoshi.ac.jp>
Subject: Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?
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Full Title: Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?

Date: 12-Jul-2009 - 17-Jul-2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact Person: Anita Fetzer
Meeting Email: fetzeruni-lueneburg.de
Web Site: http://ipra.ua.ac.be/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2008

Meeting Description:

'Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?' is the theme of the panel organized at
the 11th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA). The goal of this panel is
to examine the complexity of context and its multifaceted and multilayered
nature, tackling one (or more) of the issues of indexicality, intentionality,
and micro/meso/macro context.

Call for Papers

Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?

A panel organized at the 11th International Pragmatics Conference of the
International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
July 12-17, 2009, in Australia (Melbourne)

More general information about the conference can be accessed via:
http://ipra.ua.ac.be/

Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?

The concept of context has undergone some fundamental rethinking in the
scientific community, where it is no longer seen as an analytic prime. Rather
than being looked upon as an external constraint on linguistic performance,
context tends to be analysed as a product of language use, as interactionally
constructed and as negotiated. This is due to the fact that communication is
both context-creating and context-dependent (Bateson 1972) and that in
communication context is imported and invocated (Levinson 2003).

Context has been conceptualized with respect to the dichotomies of figure versus
ground, and given-and-there versus re-constructed, it has been assigned the
status of a dynamic construct, and it has been looked upon as never saturated
(Goodwin and Duranti 1992). Furthermore, it has been assigned the status of a
relational construct (Fetzer and Akman 2002) relating communicative acts and
their surroundings, relating communicative acts, relating individual actors and
their surroundings, and relating the set of individual actors and their
communicative acts to their surroundings. It has been further refined by the
differentiation between social context, sociocultural context, linguistic
context (or co-text) and cognitive context, and between micro, meso and macro
contexts (Fetzer 2004).

Degrees of connectedness between context and communicative acts are subject to
debate. Such connectedness might be taken minimally as the one between
indexicals and the context, or as pragmatic ''situatedness'' of communicative
acts in context (Bach 1994, Cappelen and Lepore 2005, Kaplan 1989, Mey 2001,
Recanati 2004).

The goal of this panel is to examine the complexity of context and its
multifaceted and multilayered nature, tackling one (or more) of the following
aspects:

- the connectedness between the indexicality of social action and context(s)
- the connectedness between intentionality of communicative action and context(s)
- the connectedness between micro contexts and their embedding contexts (for
instance, linguistic constructions seen as a constitutive part of utterances;
locutionary and illocutionary acts seen as constitutive parts of speech acts; or
meta-representations; or illocutionary-force-indicating devices,
contextualization cues or other types of connectives)
- the connectedness between meso contexts and their embedding contexts (for
instance, genre, speech event, activity type, frame or communicative project)
- the connectedness between macro context (for instance, culture, institution
and society) and their embedded meso / micro contexts

References
Bach, Kent (1994): Conversational implicature. Mind and Language 9, 124-162.
Bateson, Gregory (1972): Steps to an ecology of mind. New York: Chandler
Publishing Company.
Cappelen, Herman and Lepore, Ernie (2005): Insensitive Semantics. Malen, MA:
Blackwell.
Fetzer, Anita and Akman, Varol (2002): Contexts of social action: guest editors'
introduction. Language and Communication 22(4): 391-402.
Fetzer, Anita (2004): Recontextualizing context: grammaticality meets
appropriateness. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Goodwin, Charles and Duranti, Alessandro (1992): Rethinking context: an
introduction. In A. Duranti and C. Goodwin (eds.), Rethinking Context. Language
as an Interactive Phenomenon, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1-42.
Kaplan, David (1989): Demonstratives. In J. Almog, J. Perry, and H. Wettstein
(eds.), Themes from Kaplan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 481-563.
Levinson, Stephen C. (2003): Contextualizing 'contextualization cues'. In:
Eerdmans,
Mey, Jacob L (2001): Pragmatics. Oxford: Blackwell.
Susan, Prevignano, Carlo and Thibault, Paul (eds.), Language and interaction.
Discussions with John J. Gumperz. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 31-40.
Recanati, Francois (2004): Literal meaning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Please send your abstract (500 words) by the 15th September 2008 to both organisers:
Notification of acceptance: 30th September 2008

Anita Fetzer
Leuphana University Lueneburg
Institute of English Studies
D-21335 Lueneburg
tel: +49-(0)4131-677-2662
fax: +49-(0)4131-677-2666
email: fetzeruni-lueneburg.de

Etsuko Oishi
Fuji Women's University
Kita 16 Nishi 2, Kita-ku,
Sapporo 001-0016, Japan
tel: +81-(0)01-736-5395
fax: +81-(0)01-709-8541
e-mail: etsukofujijoshi.ac.jp
Message 2: 21st Century Popular Education in the Americas
Date: 15-Jul-2008
From: Michal Brody <michal.brodyuniversidadoriente.edu.mx>
Subject: 21st Century Popular Education in the Americas
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Full Title: 21st Century Popular Education in the Americas

Date: 25-Feb-2009 - 28-Feb-2009
Location: Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico
Contact Person: Queli Salas
Meeting Email: ed.popularuniversidadoriente.edu.mx
Web Site: http://www.universidadoriente.edu.mx/edpopular/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Language
Acquisition; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2008

Meeting Description:

The conference brings together leaders and educators from among the public,
private, and not-for-profit sectors from all corners of the Americas to address
issues, trends, and practices in today's knowledge economy. The objectives of
the congress are:

- Exchange best practices in liberatory/popular education across levels and settings
- Highlight the learning preferences of those grounded in oral tradition
- Address social issues around local and global intercultural communication
- Explore the linguistic dimensions of popular and intercultural education
- Focus on the value and practices of indigenous wisdoms in program development
- Seek educational approaches that are broadly applicable and responsive to
local needs and conditions.

Call for Papers

Presentation on conference themes may be any of the following: academic papers,
performances, narratives, visual/multimedia presentations, project reports, etc.
There will be two types of presentations: a) individual and b) panels/groups of
3-5 presenters; these may be given in Spanish, Maya, English, French, or
Portuguese (simultaneous translations planned for these languages). Submissions
should contain the following:

Individual presentation:
- Title of the presentation
- Presenter's name
- Institutional affiliation of presenter
- Telephone and email of presenter
- Abstract of the presentation (200 words maximum); any images included in the
proposal should be sent in JPG or PDF format

Panel/Group presentations:
- Title of the presentation
- Panel/Group coordinator's name
- Institutional affiliation of coordinator
- Telephone and e-mail of coordinator
- Name of all the participants
- Institutional affiliation of participants
- Abstract of the presentation (500 words maximum); any images included in the
proposal should be sent in JPG or PDF format

Proposals should be sent via e-mail by August 31, 2008 to:
ed.popularuniversidadoriente.edu.mx
People responsible for presentations accepted will be notified via e-mail
starting September 30, 2008.

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