From: Manuel Padilla Cruz <mpadillacruzus.es>
Subject: Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
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Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
Short Title: EPICS IV
Date: 24-Mar-2010 - 26-Mar-2010
Location: Seville, Spain
Contact: Manuel Padilla Cruz
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics
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.
Please find below the final programme of the Symposium:
Wednesday, March 24th –Location: Sala de Grados, Building 7
EPICS IV Opening session
Zegarac, Vladimir & Joanna Kowalczyk (University of Bedfordshire): “Linguistic (im)politeness: Massive Modularity, Cultural Background and Relevance”
Plenary Session: Dr MiriamLocher (University of Basel- Switzerland): “Politeness Research from Past to Future, with a Special Focus on the Discursive Approach”
Macaulay, Marcia (York University, Toronto): “Can You Say That Again? Repairs as Politeness Features in Interview Discourse”
Taylor, Gregory (Minnesota State University Mankato) “Changing Pronouns of Address, the Transition from ustedear to tutear in Bucaramanga, Colombia”
García Gómez, Antonio (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares) “Don’t Speak out of Anger!: Interpersonal Communication and Discourse Behavior in Talk Show Verbal Duels”
Bellachhab & S. Le Gal (University of Nantes): “Apologies as Politeness Gambits in French Language”
Silveira, Sonia &Thenner F.da CUNHA (Federal University of Juiz de Fora): ''The Role of Extreme Case Formulations as Facework in Conciliation Hearings at PROCON”
Boicu, Ruxandra (University of Bucharest): “Speech Acts and Interpersonal Relationships in the Televised Electoral Debate”
Bou, P., Lorenzo, N. & Garcés, P. (Universitat de València, Swansea University & University of North Carolina at Charlotte): “Making Sense of On-line Polylogues: A Study of YouTube Interaction”
Cecchetto & M. Stroinska (McMaster University): “Changing Force of Complaints across the Lifespan: Pragmatic Communication Barriers in Aging Bilinguals”
Hilbig, Inga (Vilnius University): “How do Lithuanians and English Support their Requests?
Waechter, Sylvia (Berlin University of the Arts): “How Polite is Indirectness, how Polite is Directness? Analysis of Japanese and German Verbal Expressions”
Wednesday, March 24th -Location: Sala de Grados, Building 25b
Brenes, Ester (U. Sevilla): “El Control de la Interacción Verbal en la Pseudotertulia Televisiva”
Campos Prats, Mar (Universitat de les Illes Balears): “Género y Expresión de Desacuerdo”
Chakour, Toumader (U. Sevilla): “La (Des)cortesía Lingüística en la Publicidad Dirigida a Inmigrantes en España: Estrategias y Recursos”
Barros García, María Jesús (U. Granada): “Actos de Habla y Cortesía Valorizadora”
Fuentes Catalina (U. Sevilla): “Lo Políticamente Correcto y la Imagen en el Discurso Mediático”
Mariottini, Laura (Sapienza Università di Roma): “Cuestiones de Pragmática Internacional: Identidad y Poder en los Discursos Iberoamericanos de las Cumbres”
Mancera Rueda, Ana (Universidad de Sevilla): “La Descortesía en los Cibermedios Españoles”
Thursday, March 25th -Location: Sala de Grados, Building 7.
Bjorge, Anne Kair (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) “Managing Rapport in Intercultural Negotiations: the ELF Factor”
Cancila, Jessica (Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy): “‘When She was my Mother’. Relational Practices of AD Patients Caregivers”
Victoria, Mabelle (The Open University): “Social Interaction in a Multicultural Group: how People from Different Cultural and Linguistic Background Negotiate Communication and Establish Relations”.
Plenary Session: Dr. Pilar Garcés Blitvitch (University of North Carolina): “A Genre Approach to the Study of Im-politeness”
Sayenko, Tetyana (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business): “Attitudinal Intonation as a Marker of Politeness/Impoliteness in Political Speech”
Matos Rocha, Luis Fdo. (Federal University of Juiz de Fora): “Prosodic and Pragmatic Aspects of Direct Speech in Brazilian Portuguese”
Mugford, Gerrard (Universidad de Guadalajara): “¡Que Grinch! The Creative use of Anglicisms to Express Phatic Communion & Impoliteness in Mexican Spanish”
Barón Parés, Júlia (University of Barcelona): “‘Please, Please, Please’: Trying to be Polite in an EFL Context”
Jovanovic, Ana (University of Kragujevac): “Power Relations and Politeness: A Case for a Less Formal Environment in the University Classroom”
Mejías Borrero, Manuel (U. Pablo de Olavide): '''Like' as a Pragmatic Marker in American English”
Dyzman, Kasya (Adam Mickiewicz University): “Does Positive and Negative Politeness Weigh the Same? Cognitive Effort in Processing Ironic and Nonironic Remarks”
Arent, Russell (Michigan State University): “Pragmatic Comprehension of Situated Impoliteness in Film”
Thursday, March 25th Location: Sala De Grados, Building 25b
Bel-Enguix, Gemma; Jiménez-López, M. Dolores, Rodríguez Campillo, M. José (Universitat Rovira i Virgili): “Gender and (Im)politeness in the 17th Century Women’s Spanish Literature”
16:30 Sznycer, Karolina (Adam Mickiewicz University): “Impoliteness and Power in the Discourse of Female Tennis Players in Post-match Press Conferences”
Mancera Rueda, Ana & Placencia, María Elena (Universidad de Sevilla & Birkbeck College): “Los Marcadores Interactivos en la Construcción de Relaciones Familiares en Contextos de Servicio: el Caso de los Bares a la Hora del Desayuno en Sevilla”
Maros, Marlyna (University Kebangsaan Malaysia): “Sarcasm among the Malays: Usages, Effects, and Impacts”
Taylor, Charlotte (University of Portsmouth and Lancaster University): “Impoliteness and Lexical Priming”
Friday, March 26th –Location: Sala de Grados, Building 7
Saki, Mohamed (University de Bretagne Occidentale): “Politeness Strategies in Open Letters: a Case study of “What We Are Fighting For. A Letter from American” and “How We can Coexist””
García, Carmen (Arizona State University): “Complimenting Professional Achievement. A Case Study of Peruvian Spanish Speakers
Romero-Trillo, Jesús (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid) & Lenn, Elizabeth (Saint Louis University): “Pragmatic Strategies to Avoid Misunderstanding in English and Spanish Conversations”
López Sako, Nobuo Ignacio (U. Granada): “At the Threshold of Impoliteness: A Cross-cultural Analysis of Aggravated Disagreements”
Breeze, Ruth (U. de Navarra): “With the Greatest Respect for my Colleagues: Politeness in Dissenting Opinions in International Arbitration Disputes”
King, Jeremy (Louisiana State University): “Politeness and the Question of Register: Directive Structure in Early Modern Spanish”
Maíz Arévalo, Carmen (U. Complutense de Madrid): “At a Loss for Words or How to Respond to Compliments: A Contrastive Analysis of Compliment Response in English and Spanish”
Until January 30th, 2010
Attendants: 75 EUR
Speakers: 125 EUR
From January 30th, onwards
Attendants: 100 EUR
Speakers: 150 EUR
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 order to make easier your arrangements for EPICS IV and make you enjoy your stay in Seville as much as possible, the Research Group Intercultural Studies: Pragmatic and Research Issues has prepared the following list of hotels where you can find accommodation during EPICS IV. All these hotels are located in or around the city centre and offer a special price for participants and contributors to EPICS IV. Reservations must be done by each participant or contributor. Furthermore, when contacting hotels, you should indicate that you are participating at EPICS IV in order to obtain the special price. 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:
1. NH Viapol
C/ Balbino Marrón, s/n.
41018 - Seville
Tel.: 95 4 64 52 54 Fax: 95 4 64 66 68
Single Room: 108 EUR
Double Room/Twin Room: 122 EUR
-Breakfast included. (free buffet).
-7% VAT not included.
Special Offer Until 20/01/10
C/ Reyes Católicos, 4
41001 - Seville
Tel.: 95 4 22 89 00
Fax: 95 4 21 44 00
SINGLE ROOM: 85 EUR
Double Room/Twin Room: 95 EUR
-Breakfast included (free buffet).
-7% VAT not included.
Special Offer Until 10/02/10
Avda. de la Borbolla, 11
41004 - Seville
Tel.: 95 4 41 55 11
Fax: 95 4 42 07 27
Single Room: 64.27 EUR
Double/Twin Room: 70 EUR
-VAT included in price.
-Breakfast: 9.63 EUR hotelpasarelahotelpasarela.com
4. Plaza De Armas
Avda. Marqués de Paradas, s/n. 41001 - Seville
Tel.: 95 4 90 19 92
Fax: 95 4 90 18 32
Single Room: 90 EUR
Double/Twin Room: 100 EUR
-7% VAT not included.
Thank you for your interest.
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
Dr. Reyes Gómez (rgommorupo.es)
Dr. Lucía Fernández (lferamaupo.es)
Dr. Manuel Padilla (mpadillacruzus.es)
Dr. Mariola Hernández (mariolahlupo.es)
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