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LINGUIST List 24.1471

Mon Apr 01 2013

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Translation/Poland

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

Date: 01-Apr-2013
From: Virginia Rutkowska <virginia.rutkowskabyd.pl>
Subject: 1st Bydgoszcz Symposium on Discursive Constructions of Europe
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Full Title: 1st Bydgoszcz Symposium on Discursive Constructions of Europe

Date: 15-Nov-2013 - 16-Nov-2013
Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Contact Person: Virginia Rutkowska
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://dceconference.byd.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 08-May-2013

Meeting Description:

The conference aims to explore the current conceptualizations of Europe and Europeanness and their expressions in a variety of discourses in/of/about Europe: national vs. international, institutionalized, media, as well as local/individual discourses of citizens. The conference aims to explore the current conceptualizations of Europe and Europeanness and their expressions in a variety of discourses in/of/about Europe: national vs. international, institutionalized, media, as well as local/individual discourses of citizens. The goal of the conference is to provide an international forum for discussion along the following lines:

- ‘Europeanness’ in national discourses of the modern Europe: issues of regional, national and international identity; defining and redefining identity over time; evolution of European identity in the face of national and international developments; evolution of European mind-set within/across different cultural contexts and historical backgrounds

- Locality and globality in the discourse of the Euroland: defining locality and globality in economic, cultural and political terms; factors/criteria determining perception of Europe’s center and periphery; individual and local freedoms in the context of international relations and institutions; homogeneity and heterogeneity of European cultural legacy as factors affecting the sense of socio-cultural belonging at local/global levels; construction of values as (negotiated) indicators of belonging at the national vs. EU level

- Discourses of Europe in ‘old’ and ‘new’ member countries of the EU: construals of the EU and its current members in countries differing with regard to the length of EU membership; highlighting vs. downplaying differences (demographic, social, cultural, political, axiological) between ‘old’ and ‘new’ members; cross-border relations between ‘old’ and ‘new’ member countries; regional partnership programs as potential assimilation triggers

- Exclusionary and inclusionary discourses of Europe; constructions of ‘US’ and ‘THEM’ in political/public discourse: defining the US vs. THEM divide/dichotomy/opposition from synchronic and diachronic perspectives; evolution of ‘contents’ of ‘US/THEM containers’ over time; issues of conceptual proximity and distance to/from the European ‘US/THEM’ expressed in current discourses in/about Ukraine, Greece, Turkey and the UK

- Issues of race, immigration, and xenophobia in European national discourses: construals of tolerance and rejection; discourse legitimation of ethnic, cultural, religious, etc. disparities; interculturality and cultural plurality as determinants of public policies at national and international levels; social assimilation/dissimilation of economic migrants; rise of socio-political enclaves; public policies fostering/resisting influx of minority groups

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Łukasz Bogucki (University of Łódź, Poland)
http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/englang/staff/lbogucki

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Bronk (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)
http://www.kul.pl/biogram,art_835.html
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrzej_Bronk

Prof. Dr. Piotr Cap (University of Łódź and University of Economy, Bydgoszcz, Poland)
http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/pragmatics/faculty/pcap

Prof. Dr. Adam Grzeliński (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland)
http://www.filozofia.umk.pl/index.php?lang=_pl&m=page&pg_id=27
http://www.ikf.wsg.byd.pl/userfiles/files/grzelinski_biogram%20WSG.pdf

Prof. Dr. Laszlo Imre Komlosi (University of Pecs, Hungary)
http://old.btk.pte.hu/tanszekek/angol/nyelveszeti/komlosi.htm

Prof. Dr. Christian Giordano (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
http://www.unifr.ch/anthropos/fr/pres/team/giordano

Call for Papers:

The conference organizers invite paper presentations. Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English. Abstracts of no more than 350 words (excluding references) should be sent by email as a Word attachment to Conference Secretary Ms. Virginia Rutkowska at virginia.rutkowskabyd.pl by 8 May 2013. Please include name, affiliation, email address and paper title in the body of the email. Abstracts will be accepted subject to peer review. Notification of acceptance will be communicated via email by 15 May 2013.



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