* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *

LINGUIST List 23.3165

Mon Jul 23 2012

Confs: Cognitive Science, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Jul-2012
From: Marina Terkourafi <mt217illinois.edu>
Subject: Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness
E-mail this message to a friend

Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness
Short Title: LIAR III

Date: 29-Aug-2012 - 31-Aug-2012
Location: Urbana, IL, USA
Contact: Marina Terkourafi
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.liar3.illinois.edu/

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

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.

Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Politeness and Impoliteness (LIAR III) will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 29-31, 2012. The full conference program is now available at:


Plenary speakers and titles of talks:

Kate Beeching (University of the West of England):
'Corpus approaches to politeness, pragmatic ambiguity and semantic change'

Jean-François Bonnefon (CNRS, Toulouse):
'Experiments on Politeness and Reasoning'

Holly Cashman (University of New Hampshire):
'Regulating the (Un)acceptable: Public Service Announcements, Insults and (Im)polite Society'

Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University):
'The Prosody of (Im)politeness'

Thomas Holtgraves (Ball State University):
'Face-Work and Utterance Interpretation'

Bruce Fraser (Boston University):
'Cell phone etiquette across the ages'

The conference is generously supported by the NSF as well as the following campus and corporate sponsors:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Education
Hewlett International Conference Grant
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
Beckman Institute Cognitive Science / Artificial Intelligence Committee
Department of Educational Psychology
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Department of French/FrenchIllinois
Brill Academic Publishers
John Benjamins Publishing Co.

For the latest conference news, please check: http://www.liar3.illinois.edu/

Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Page Updated: 23-Jul-2012

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation       About LINGUIST    |   Contact Us       ILIT Logo
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.