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LINGUIST List 23.1156

Wed Mar 07 2012

Confs: Pragmatics, Linguistic Theories/Spain

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Date: 07-Mar-2012
From: Manuel Padilla Cruz <mpadillacruzus.es>
Subject: Intercultural, Cognitive & Social Pragmatics
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Intercultural, Cognitive & Social Pragmatics
Short Title: EPICS V


Date: 14-Mar-2012 - 16-Mar-2012
Location: Seville, Spain
Contact: Manuel Padilla Cruz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics

Meeting Description:

5th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS V), dedicated to Relevance-Theoretic Pragmatics.

The research group ‘Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish): Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects’ is pleased to announce the celebration of the 5th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS V, the Spanish acronym for ‘Encuentros de Pragmática Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social’). This Symposium will be held in March 14-16, 2012, at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain.

After addressing issues related to (im)politeness, intercultural pragmatics or interlanguage pragmatics in previous editions, this fifth edition of the Symposium turns its attention to Relevance-theoretic pragmatics. Under the topic ‘Relevance Theory: Recent Developments, Current Challenges and Future Directions’, we hope that this 5th edition of EPICS gathers practitioners of pragmatics and other neighbouring fields to discuss and present works on their latest research in the field of relevance-theoretic pragmatics, as well as to share experiences and suggest new avenues for research within this theoretical paradigm in the near future. EPICS V also wishes to create awareness among graduate students not only of the growing interest in an area of linguistic expertise such as pragmatics, but also of one of its most vibrant paradigms, namely Relevance Theory.

For this edition, we will be honoured with the presence of Prof Deirdre Wilson and Prof Robyn Carston (UCL,London and CSMN,University ofOslo), as keynote speakers. The titles of their lectures will be announced in due course.

Conference Fees:

Until January 30th, 2012:

Attendants: Euro 100
Speakers: Euro 150

From January 30th, onwards:

Attendants: Euro 125
Speakers: Euro 175

These fees are for the full conference 14-16 March and include the conference pack, coffee breaks and lunches. There will be a conference dinner, whose price is not included in the conference fee. The registration fee should be deposited in the following account:

0049 - 1861 - 11 - 2010365943 (Banco Santander, S.A)
IBAN code: ES16 0049 1861 1120 1036 5943
SWIFT code: BSCHESMM

Please specify Name, Surname, ID or Passport number and the conference code (2012 CC 47) and send a copy to Lucía Fernández (lferamaupo.es).

Presentations will not be included in the final program if registration fees have not been prepaid. Please note that payment on site will not be possible.

Accommodation:

In order to make easier your arrangements for EPICS V and make you enjoy your stay in Seville as much as possible, the Research Group ‘Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish): Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects’ has prepared a list of hotels where you can find accommodation during the conference. All these hotels are located in different places of the city and offer a special price for participants and contributors. Reservations must be done by each participant or contributor. Furthermore, when contacting hotels, you should indicate that you are participating at EPICS V (Congreso de la Universidad Pablo de Olavide) in order to obtain the special price. We recommend booking in advance since our symposium takes place during Seville high season.


Wednesday, 14th March

9.30-10.00:
Conference Opening Session

10.00-11.00:
Plenary Lecture: Prof Deirdre Wilson - "Relevance, literary interpretation and value"
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

11.00-11.30:
Break

Panel 1:
Relevance and irony
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

11.30-12.00:
"Relevance Theory and contextual sources-centred analysis of irony. Current research and compatibility"
Francisco Yus Ramos

12.00-12.30:
"Irony comprehension in preschool children"
Márta Szücs

12.30-13.00:
"Echo or polyphony? - Irony and two contrastive theoretic approaches"
Tomonori Okubo

13.00-13.30:
"Relevance as a key criterion for distinguishing rhetorical and ironical questions cognitive effects"
Thierry Raeber

Panel 2: Relevance Theory, pragmatic competence and SLT (1)
Building: 8; Room: 4

11.30-12.00:
"Origins and development of modern foreign language learning and pragmatics: whatever happened to the notional-functional approach and what does Relevance Theory has to do with it?"
Agustín Barrientos Clavero

12.00-12.30:
"The pragmatics of second language acquisition: not interlanguage pragmatics"
Didier Maillat

12.30-13.00:
"Relevance Theory and second language acquisition"
Aoife Ahern

13.00-13.30:
"Pragmatic competence, Relevance Theory and epistemic vigilance"
Elly Ifantidou

13.30-15.30:
Lunch

Panel 3: Relevance and Translation
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

15.30-16.00:
"Explicitness and implicitness in translation"
Astrid Nome

16.00-16.30:
"Disambiguation of Tenses for Machine Translation: A referential and feature-based approach on the conceptual/procedural distinction"
Cristina Grisot and Jacques Moeschler

Panel 4: Relevance and metaphor
Building: 8; Room: 4

15.30-16.00:
"Inferences in the semantics of actants: Evidence for metaphor and metonymy"
Alexey V. Yavetskiy

16.00-16.30:
"On the origin of secondary interjections: a relevance-theoretic proposal"
Manuel Padilla Cruz

16.30-17.00:
Break

Panel 5: Relevance-theoretic analysis of media discourse
Building: 8; Room: 4

17.00-17.30:
"Spanish-English code-mixing in print advertisements: A Relevance-Theoretic analysis"
Ike C. Zwaan

17.30-18.00:
"Optimizing relevance through news frames"
Monika Kopitowska

Panel 6: Procedural meaning
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

17.00-17.30:
"The speaker's derivational intention"
Thorstein Fretheim

17.30-18.00:
"Reference assignment in pronominal argument languages - a relevance-theoretical perspective"
Helga Schröder

Thursday, 15th March

Panel 7: Relevance and humour
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

9.00-9.30:
"Relevance Theory and humour: using metalinguistic expressions in comic strips created for a grammar and pragmatics class"
Eduardo Varela Bravo

9.30-10.00:
"Relevance in humor: a corpus-based analysis of interactional humor in House M.D. and The Big Bang Theory"
Sabina Tabacaru

Panel 8: Relevance and (im)politeness
Building: 16; Room: 5

9.00-9.30:
"(Im)politeness issues in the CB radio discourse of Polish drivers - a relevance-theoretic perspective"
Ewa Nowik-Dziewicka

9.30-10.00:
"Power and relevance"
Sri Minda Murni and Mutsyuhito Solin

10.00-11.00:
Plenary Lecture - Prof Robyn Carston "The relevance of metaphorical utterances"
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

11.00-11.30:
Break

Panel 9: Relevance and discourse markers
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

11.30-12.00:
"Revisiting lah - A Relevant-theoretic approach"
Lee Junwen & Kim Chonghyuck

12.00-12.30:
"Discourse markers, Argumentation Theory and Relevance Theory"
Araceli López Serena & Margarita Borreguero Zuloaga

12.30-13.00:
"A new kind of resemblance marker"
Regina Blass

13.00-13.30:
"Are there any logical connectors in Relevance Theory? The case of and-utterances"
Yannis Kostopoulos

Panel 10. Relevance and lexical pragmatics
Building: 16; Room: 5

11.30-12.00:
"Lexical pragmatics and utterance traces"
Catalina Urquiza Arribas

12.00-12.30:
"Ad hoc concepts: atomic or decompositional?"
Alison Hall

12.30-13.00:
"Integrating Relevance Theory and Conceptual Integration Theory"
Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas

13.00-13.30:
"Cognitive modules and the presemantic role of context"
Stavros Assimakopoulos

13.30-14.00:
"A new Voyage to Laputa on the ship of the Relevance-theoretical notions of weak implicature and ad-hoc concepts"
M. Ángeles Ruiz Moneva

14.00-15.30:
Lunch

Panel 11: Relevance and speech acts (1)
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

15.30-16.00:
"Are implicit compliments really that implicit?"
Carmen Maiz Arévalo

16.00-16.30:
"Cognitive and affective effects: A case study of compliments and refusals in England and Poland"
Joanna Bhatti & Vladimir Žegarac

16.30-17.00:
"Relevance Theory and indirect speech acts"
Nicolas Ruytenbeek

Panel 12: Relevance, literary discourse and rhetorics (1)
Building: 16; Room: 5

15.30-16.00:
"Relevance Theory, literary interpretation and literary value"
Billy Clark

16.00-16.30:
"Rhetoric and cognition: Towards a relevance theoretic account of argumentative effectiveness"
Steve Oswald

16.30-17.00:
"Relevance across multiple audiences"
Kevin Sparks

17.00-17.30:
Break

Panel 13: Relevance and speech acts (2)
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

17.30-18.00:
"Interpreting Spanish rhetorical exclamatives"
Patricia Andueza

18.00-18.30:
"Relevance Theory and perlocutionary effects"
Agnieszka Piskorska

18.30-19.00:
"Relevance, conventionality and illocution"
Iwona Witczak Plisiecka

Panel 14: Relevance, literary discourse and rhetorics (2)
Building: 16; Room: 5

17.30-18.00:
"Evidentials, genre and epistemic vigilance"
Christoph Unger

18.00-18.30:
"Reconstructing intentions and goals in CR dialogues"
Kamila Dębowska-Kozłowska

18.30-19.00:
"Comprehensive overview of communicative intentions of rhetorical questions-responses in dialogues (in English fiction texts)"
Gayane R. Vlasyan & Elena A. Skorodumova

21.00:
Conference Dinner

Friday, 16th March

Panel 15: Relevance Theory, pragmatic competence and SLT (2)
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

9.00-9.30:
"Relevance and communication in the Common European Framework of Reference"
Eva M. Mestre Mestre & M. Luisa Carrió Pastor

9.30-10.00:
"Can relevance theory be applied in the writing classroom? Pedagogical perspectives on the case of 'this' plus summary noun"
Nicky Owtram

10.00-10.30:
"Cognitive processes in language teachers' self-constructed multicultural identity. An application of Relevance Theory"
Matilde Gallardo

10.30-11.00:
"The use of context in pragmatic language comprehension by Spanish-speaking children: An application of Relevance Theory"
Susana Verde Ruiz

Panel 16: Other issues in and applications of Relevance Theory (1)
Building: 7; Room: 2

9.00-9.30:
"How to infer negation scope: scope restriction as a case of pragmatic enrichment"
Jacques Moeschler

9.30-10.00:
"Backwards shifting in French and in Spanish: Reconsidering the role of tenses"
José Amenós Pons

10.00-10.30:
"Relevance, discourse constellations and evaluation: A corpus-based analysis of meaning negotiation in naming practices"
Sergio Maruenda Bataller

10.30-11.00:
"Toward a formal theory of musical relevance"
Edoardo Acotto

11.00-11.30:
Break

Panel 17: Other issues in and applications of Relevance Theory (2)
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

11.30-12.00:
"Autistic Children in Conversational Settings: References and Metarepresentation"
Mark Wicklund

12.00-12.30:
"The effective emergency communication - from the viewpoint of relevance theory"
Kyoko Arai

Panel 18: Other issues in and applications of Relevance Theory (3)
Building: 7; Room: 2

11.30-12.00:
"On explicature"
Xose Rosales Sequeiros

12.00-12.30:
"Poetic effects and affective contents: The case of lexical reduplication"
Daniela Rossi

12.30-13.15: Poster Session
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados Lobby

"The Application of Metaphors in Psychotherapy"
Isabelle Needham-Didsbury

"(In)compatible assumptions: How headlines attract readers"
Milica Radulović

"Emotions, inferences and intentions in dialogues: a study in a semantic-pragmatic approach"
Cláudia Strey

"Effects and interpretation of silence in communication: The case of silence as an answer to requests"
Gala Karina Villaseñor García

13.15-13.30:
Conference Closing
Building: 7; Room: Sala de Grados

13.30:
Lunch



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