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LINGUIST List 21.2901

Tue Jul 13 2010

Calls: Cog Sci, Disc Analysis, Socioling/United Kingdom

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        1.    Helmut Gruber, Pragmatic Aspects of Discourse Coherence IPrA Panel

Message 1: Pragmatic Aspects of Discourse Coherence IPrA Panel
Date: 12-Jul-2010
From: Helmut Gruber <helmut.k.gruberunivie.ac.at>
Subject: Pragmatic Aspects of Discourse Coherence IPrA Panel
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Full Title: Pragmatic Aspects of Discourse Coherence IPrA Panel

Date: 03-Jul-2011 - 08-Jul-2011
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Helmut Gruber
Meeting Email: helmut.k.gruberunivie.ac.at

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2010

Meeting Description:

Investigations of discourse coherence have played an important role in
discourse research for at least the last three decades. Within this research
tradition, the investigation of coherence relations has lead to the proposal of
various coherence models which view coherence as the result of an
interplay between textual clues, (analysts' assumptions of) writers'/
speakers' intentions, cognitive, situational, rhetorical and/ or generic
constraints etc. (Asher & Lascarides, 2003; Spooren & Sanders, 2008;
Taboada & Mann, 2006a, 2006b).

Despite the long tradition of coherence research, there is still
disagreement concerning basic questions such the relationship between
generic structures and coherence structures (to which extent do they
depend on each other or are they independent of each other?), the relation
between signals of surface cohesion (e.g. theme-rheme structures, lexical
cohesion) and 'underlying' coherence structures, the signaling of coherence
structures on different text/ discourse levels (global vs. local coherence),
etc. In addition, the emergence of new genres in the new media and the
possibility of combining different semiotic modes in hypertexts calls for new
approaches that also take into account coherence relations between
different modes of discourse such as coherence between visual and verbal
elements of texts (see Bateman, 2008) or coherence between sound, film
sequences, and verbal and textual elements (Huemer, 2010).

The proposed panel aims at bringing together researchers from different
approaches to relational coherence, in order to present and discuss their
recent research. We envisage two 90-minute sessions with three
presentations each and room for discussion. One of the sessions will focus
specifically on multimodality.

Presentations are invited on the following topics:
-coherence, cohesion, and genre
-signalling of coherence relations
-coherence in multimodal discourse

Call For Papers

Please send your abstract (not longer than 500 words) to Helmut Gruber
(helmut.k.gruberunivie.ac.at) before September, 1st, 2010. Notifications
of acceptance/ rejection will take place at the beginning of October. Please
note that after this notification it will also be necessary to submit your
abstract at the IPrA website and that IPrA membership will be necessary for
this submission process.
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