LINGUIST List 23.1179|
Thu Mar 08 2012
Calls: Socioling, Anthro Ling, Pragmatics, Applied Ling/Italy
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From: Chiara Bucaria <chiara.bucaria2unibo.it>
Subject: Taboo Conference
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Full Title: Taboo Conference
Short Title: TaCo2012
Date: 25-Oct-2012 - 27-Oct-2012
Location: Forlì, Italy
Contact Person: Chiara Bucaria
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://taco2012.sitlec.unibo.it
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2012
In a world that seems continuously to be pushing the envelope of what is acceptable to the inhabitants of specific linguistic and cultural contexts, this interdisciplinary conference acknowledges the importance of investigating taboos and their reinforcement/breaking in various areas of language, culture and society, and across different cultures. We propose to explore the delicate balance and subtle boundaries between the need for inclusion and respect for different ethnic, religious, sexual, etc. backgrounds - which seems to be at the basis of modern multicultural societies - and a (un)conscious push towards the breaking of existing taboos, for example for shock value, as in the case of humour. In such context, investigation of the linguistic, cultural, social, institutional and personal implications of taboo reinforcement/breaking appears of extreme value.
Keynote speakers include:
Christie Davies - University of Reading
Don Kulick - University of Chicago
Brett Mills - University of East Anglia
Jessica Milner Davis - University of Sydney
Final Call for Papers:
We welcome individual proposals or pre-organized panels from different disciplines pertaining - but by no means limited - to the following thematic areas:
Sex and sexuality
Death and the afterlife
Sickness and disability
Altered states/drug culture
The working language for the conference is English. Each paper presentation should be scheduled for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions.
Abstracts should be submitted through the conference website http://taco2012.sitlec.unibo.it by 31 March 2012. If you are interested in submitting a panel, please contact us by the same deadline at dipsitlec.taco2012unibo.it.
Notification of acceptance for both abstracts and panels will be given by 15 April 2012.
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