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Thu Feb 04 2010

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Psycholing, Pragmatics/Albania

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        1.    Bledar Toska, 1st International Conference: The Said and the Unsaid

Message 1: 1st International Conference: The Said and the Unsaid
Date: 03-Feb-2010
From: Bledar Toska <btoskaunivlora.edu.al>
Subject: 1st International Conference: The Said and the Unsaid
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Full Title: 1st International Conference: The Said and the Unsaid
Short Title: S & U 2010

Date: 11-Sep-2010 - 13-Sep-2010
Location: Vlore, Albania
Contact Person: Bledar Toska
Meeting Email: sau2010univlora.edu.al
Web Site: http://univlora.edu.al/fe/lang/al/konf/Home.html

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature;
Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2010

Meeting Description:

The Said and the Unsaid
First International Conference on Language, Literature and Cultural Studies
11-13 September 2010
Department of Foreign Languages, Vlore, Albania

Call for Papers

Deadline for proposals: 1 June 2010

"Enough, one must go on, these are things that one thinks but does not say."
Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz

Levi's quotation naturally reminds us that the unsaid engages the area of
thinking, of silence, whereas the said that of utterance and language.
Interpreted in these terms, the said and the unsaid occupy a presence - absence
position, which proposes, to use a structuralist term, a binary opposition
between thought and language. Generally speaking, although language is conceived
as materialization of thought, they are not necessarily the same. It happens
that other barriers (mental, psychological, social, ethical etc) interfere and
do not allow our mouth to give shape to what our mind thinks. The unsaid becomes
in this way a kind of subtext, an unconscious that exerts great power for

The conference welcomes papers which involve issues exploring the relationship
between silence and speech, language and thought and their representation in
areas of linguistics, literature, cultural studies etc.

Papers are welcomed from but are not limited to:
- Discourse analysis
- Pragmatics
- Linguistics
- Semiotics
- British and commonwealth literature
- American literature
- Literary theory
- Literary criticism
- Cultural studies
- Translation studies

The conference language is English. All papers will be considered for
publication in the conference proceedings. Further information is available on
our conference website: http://univlora.edu.al/fe/lang/al/konf/Home.html

Please send your abstracts (about 250 words) for papers (20 min) as an MS word
attachment to the following Email-address by 1 June 2010:

Abstracts should include:
1. title of paper
2. name and affiliation
3. e-mail address
4. section
5. 3-5 keywords
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