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LINGUIST List 20.2258

Mon Jun 22 2009

Calls: Pragmatics/Spain

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        1.    Manuel Padilla Cruz, Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics

Message 1: Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
Date: 21-Jun-2009
From: Manuel Padilla Cruz <mpadillacruzus.es>
Subject: Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
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Full Title: Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
Short Title: EPICS IV

Date: 24-Mar-2010 - 26-Mar-2010
Location: Seville, Spain
Contact Person: Manuel Padilla Cruz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2009

Meeting Description:

The research group 'Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish): Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects' of the University Pablo de Olavide of Seville (Spain) is pleased to announce its Fourth Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS IV - Encuentros de Pragmática Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social), to be held in March 24-26, 2010.

The fourth edition of the symposium will be devoted to '(Im)Politeness and Interpersonal Communication'. We will be honoured with the presence of Dr. Miriam Locher, Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and Dr. Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich, Professor of Linguistics at UNC Charlotte (USA), as keynote speakers.

The Symposium will serve as a forum where applied linguists and practitioners of Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis can meet, share experiences, discuss common problems, and present papers on their latest research in these fields. EPICS IV also wishes to create awareness among graduating students of the growing interest in this area of linguistic expertise.

Call for Papers:


We welcome original papers, written in English or Spanish (20 minutes in length, the last 5 minutes will be devoted to questions and discussion) on any topic relevant to ''(Im)Politeness and Interpersonal Communication''. The symposium especially covers but is not limited to papers that explore the implications of pragmatics research for theoretical developments and practical applications in the following topics:

-(Im)Politeness and power,
-(Im)Politeness and gender,
-Interpersonal pragmatics /communication
-Relational work
-(Im)Politeness in cross-cultural/intercultural communication.
-Analyses of (im)politeness from different pragmatic paradigms (relevance theory, accommodation theory, etc.)

Participants should submit one-page abstract (500 words) accompanied by a step-by-step outline of the presentation and the following information:

1. Author's name(s) and affiliation
2. Title of paper
3. Audio-visual equipment required (VHS video, OHP, cassette)
4. E-mail address(es)
5. Postal address(es)

Electronic submissions as e-mail attachments (DOC, RTF, ASCII, HTML) are highly encouraged. Proposals may be sent to both Reyes Gomez (rgommorupo.es) and Mariola Hernández (mariolahlupo.es).


Deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 1st, 2009. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent by December 20th. The committee will plan the programme as soon as it has selected the successful abstracts, so please indicate on the abstracts if you cannot present your paper on any day of the conference (March 24-26). It is very difficult to reschedule papers after the programme has been planned.


EPICS IV participants are welcome to submit their papers to be considered for publication. The final text of the presentation can be submitted (Word or RTF format) after the symposium but no later than June 1st, 2010. Style guidelines will be provided in due course.


Until January 30th, 2010:
Attendants: 75 Euro 100 Euro
Speakers: 125 Euro 150 Euro

From January 30th, onwards:
Attendants: 100 Euro
Speakers: 150 Euro

These fees are for the full conference 24-26 March and include the conference pack, coffee breaks and lunches. The conference dinner is not included. The account to deposit the registration fee will also be included in the second call for papers. Presentations will not be considered in the final program if symposium fees have not been prepaid (payment on site is not possible).

In the next second call for papers, information about accommodation will also be included. We recommend booking in advance since our symposium takes place just a couple of days before the beginning of the Holy Week, a holiday that attracts a lot of visitors to Seville. For more information about this holiday, please visit the site:


We hope you will circulate this Call for Papers to your colleagues and others in your professional network, and to any discussion groups to which you may subscribe. For more information, feel free to contact us. We hope to see you in March 2010, here in Seville.

Scientific Committee:

Dr. Patricia Bou Franch, University of Valencia
Dr. Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University
Dr. Victoria Escandell, UNED
Dr. Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Carmen García, Arizona State University
Dr. Miriam Locher, University of Basel
Dr. Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr. Mª Elena Placencia, University of London
Dr. Marina Terkourafi, University of Illinois

Organising Committee:

Dr. Reyes Gómez (rgommorupo.es)
Dr. Lucía Fernández (lferamaupo.es)
Dr. Manuel Padilla (mpadillacruzus.es)
Ms. Mariola Hernández (mariolahlupo.es)

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