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LINGUIST List 22.4477

Wed Nov 09 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Pragmatics, Applied Ling/Poland

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

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        1.     Janusz Badio , Talk, Action, Interaction

Message 1: Talk, Action, Interaction
Date: 09-Nov-2011
From: Janusz Badio <jbadiouni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Talk, Action, Interaction
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Full Title: Talk, Action, Interaction
Short Title: TAI

Date: 03-Oct-2012 - 05-Oct-2012
Location: Łódź, Poland
Contact Person: Janusz Badio, Kamila Ciepiela
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.filolog.uni.lodz.pl/action

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Talk, Action, Interaction (TAI 2012)
3-5 October 2012
Chair of English & General Linguistics
University of Lodz, Poland

The aim of the conference is to provide a multilingual, international platform for exploration and exchange of research findings, perspectives, and experience in the field of discourse and conversation analysis across communicative and cultural contexts. The event will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, and students concerned with the analysis of language in use. Special emphasis will be given to empirical research on manifestation of mental representations in interaction.

Plenary Speakers (confirmed):

Prof. Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof. Anna Cieślicka, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Prof. Jean-Rémi Lapaire, University of Bordeaux, France
Prof. Sue Widdicombe, University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof. Robin Wooffitt, University of York, UK


Lodz University Conference Centre
Address: ul. Kopcińskiego 16-18, 90 -232 Łódź


All participants are asked to register for the conference using a registration form at http://www.filolog.uni.lodz.pl/action. Participants without a paper are asked to register with their affiliation details.

More information on registration, conference fees, travel and accommodation can be found on our website.

Call for Papers:

We invite papers on all topics related to how mental representations get surfaced, performed, and accomplished in interactional contexts including, but not limited to:

- Goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- Non-linguistic interaction in communication
- Gestures as a communicative system
- Natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken language
- Multimodal interaction
- Meaning in institutional contexts
- Interaction in a foreign language
- Identities as discursive-performative/multiple/fragmented/constructed and negotiated/narrated/etc.
- Categorization and personal identity
- Construal of meaning
- Identity and bilingualism
- Identity and foreign language learning/teaching
- Identity and belonging
- Discourse analysis
- Conversation analysis


300 word abstracts should be submitted by 15 June 2012. Abstracts should be registered via the web page:


Only plain text will be accepted by the web page, so abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline).

The length of the presentation will be limited to 20 minutes with a 10 minute discussion following each.


Selected conference papers will be eligible (subject to conditions) for publication with Peter Lang

Organising Committee:

Kamila Ciepiela (Chair)
Janusz Badio (Chair)
Edward Lowczowski (secretary)


15 June 2012: Abstracts due
30 June 2012: Notification of acceptance
30 September 2012: All conference fees due
15 September 2012: Final program
3-5 October 2012: Conference



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