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LINGUIST List 20.1917

Tue May 19 2009

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Marta Dynel, Linguistic Approaches to Funniness, Amusement and Laughter

Message 1: Linguistic Approaches to Funniness, Amusement and Laughter
Date: 19-May-2009
From: Marta Dynel <marta.dynelyahoo.com>
Subject: Linguistic Approaches to Funniness, Amusement and Laughter
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Full Title: Linguistic Approaches to Funniness, Amusement and Laughter
Short Title: LAFAL

Date: 24-Mar-2010 - 26-Mar-2010
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Marta Dynel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/pragmatics/events/lafal

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2009

Meeting Description:

Humour, inherently associated with funniness, amusement and laughter, has
attracted scholarly interest for centuries. Over the past three decades, humour
studies have been developing at full tilt, with innumerable insightful
publications released each year.

The conference is convened to provide a forum for linguists interested in the
area of humour research. The primary objectives will be to explore the nature
of multifarious humorous phenomena and to enhance methodological tools used in
humour studies across a variety of linguistic disciplines.

Organised by
Department of Pragmatics (http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/pragmatics/)
Head: Prof. Piotr Cap

Organising Committee
Dr Marta Dynel (Conference Chair)
Dr Monika Kopytowska

Honorary Committee
Prof. Delia Chiaro
Prof. Giovannantonio Forabosco
Prof. Rachel Giora
Prof. Graeme Ritchie
Prof. Paul Simpson

Plenary Speakers
Prof. Delia Chiaro
Prof. Rachel Giora
Prof. Graeme Ritchie
Prof. Paul Simpson

Call for Papers

We invite papers addressing all manner of manifestations of humour, funniness,
amusement, and laughter, such as:
- Canned jokes
- One-liners
- Witticisms
- Anecdotes
- Teasing
- Banter
- Wordplay
- Rhetorical figures, e.g. humorous irony or humorous metaphors
- Parody
- Satire
- Laughter in discourse
- Non-verbal humour,

derived from any of the whole gamut of discourses, such as:
- Everyday interactions
- Film dialogues
- TV programmes
- Stand-up comedy
- Advertising
- Politics
- The Internet
- Literature
- Newspapers and magazines,

and analysed within any the infinite range of theoretical frameworks
subscribing to linguistic disciplines, such as:
- Pragmatics
- Semantics
- Discourse analysis
- Translation
- Sociolinguistics
- Neurolinguistics
- Psycholinguistics
- Philosophy of language
- Computational linguistics.

The conference language is English and each presentation slot is 20 minutes
followed by a 10-minute discussion. For each submission, please provide:
- Name, title, affiliation, email address
- Title of paper
- Abstract (200-300 words)

Please send abstracts as email attachments to: marta.dynelyahoo.com

Submission deadline is 1st November 2009
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 10th November 200

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