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LINGUIST List 22.4315

Mon Oct 31 2011

Calls: Socioling, Cognitive Sci, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Marina Terkourafi , Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness

Message 1: Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness
Date: 31-Oct-2011
From: Marina Terkourafi <mt217illinois.edu>
Subject: Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness
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Full Title: Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness
Short Title: LIAR III

Date: 29-Aug-2012 - 31-Aug-2012
Location: Urbana, IL, USA
Contact Person: Marina Terkourafi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.illinois.edu/research/conferences/liariii/index.html

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

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

Among the most exciting developments of the past couple of years in im/politeness research is the explicit link with cognitive science made in ongoing research on reasoning within experimental and game-theoretic pragmatics. The importance of this research is being increasingly recognized, with social and emotive factors in utterance production and interpretation emerging as a new focus in several areas of language study.

'Empirical and Experimental Approaches to Politeness and Impoliteness' is the third in a series of international conferences dedicated to Linguistic Impoliteness and Rudeness (LIAR III) and the first in a series of im/politeness symposia organized annually since 2005 to be held outside Europe.

The specific goals of the conference are:

- To provide a platform for the presentation of the latest findings in im/politeness research, with an emphasis on innovative approaches that build on the methods of the sciences;
- To promote dialogue between scholars based in different parts of the world who are carrying out im/politeness research;
- To help identify areas of high priority within im/politeness research and help forge new international collaborations between linguists, social psychologists and cognitive scientists that will address these areas;
- To heighten the profile of im/politeness research among scholars and graduate students in the United States, and the Midwest in particular, by showcasing its theoretical and methodological reach, and potential for cross-disciplinary engagement.

The conference will take place from August 29-31, 2012, at the Levis Faculty center of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois.

Invited Speakers:

Jean-Francois Bonnefon (CNRS, Toulouse)
Holly Cashman (University of New Hampshire)
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)
Bruce Fraser (Boston University)
Thomas Holtgraves (Ball State University)

Call for Papers:

Researchers in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Anthropology, and Communication are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 400 words (excluding references) for oral or poster presentation via the conference website:


The conference is open to any topic in the areas of linguistic politeness and impoliteness. Papers on the following themes are especially welcome:

- Experimental investigations of face and im/politeness
- Individual differences in communicating im/politeness
- Prosody and im/politeness
- Im/politeness, language policy, and the role of the media
- Language-contact and heritage im/politeness
- Tu/Vous address systems in the era of globalization

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