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LINGUIST List 20.2234

Fri Jun 19 2009

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics/Switzerland

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        1.    Miriam Locher, 5th International Symposium on Politeness

Message 1: 5th International Symposium on Politeness
Date: 19-Jun-2009
From: Miriam Locher <miriam.locherunibas.ch>
Subject: 5th International Symposium on Politeness
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Full Title: 5th International Symposium on Politeness

Date: 30-Jun-2010 - 02-Jul-2010
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Contact Person: Miriam Locher
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

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

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2009

Meeting Description:

The Fifth Symposium on Politeness:

Special theme:

“Politeness and impoliteness, on- and off-line”


30th of June to 2nd of July 2010.

Plenary speakers:

Derek Bousfield (confirmed)
Alexandra Georgakopoulou (confirmed)
Michael Haugh (confirmed)
Richard J. Watts (confirmed)


University of Basel, Switzerland


The special focus of this three-day conference is on issues of face-enhancing, face-maintaining and face-aggravating language communication in computer-mediated communication of all types.

Call for Papers:

While the theme of the conference explicitly invites a discussion of computer-mediated communication, submissions from across the field of politeness and impoliteness research are invited and welcome.

Submission of Panel Proposals:

1 November 2009: 500 words, with indication of possible contributors (via website)

Submission of Paper Proposals:

1 December 2009: 500 words (via website)


Miriam Locher and the Basle English linguistics team

Conference Website:



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