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LINGUIST List 25.1737

Mon Apr 14 2014

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics, Discourse Analysis, Cognitive Sci, Philosophy of Lang/Poland

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Date: 14-Apr-2014
From: Piotr Cap yahoo.com>
Subject: 7th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics
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Full Title: 7th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics
Short Title: NDLP2015

Date: 12-Apr-2015 - 14-Apr-2015
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Piotr Cap
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://anglistyka.uni.lodz.pl/ZPJ?ndlp_2015

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2014

Meeting Description:

This 7th edition of the NDLP conference series aims to respond to a surge of new research in pragmatics, with a view to bringing together the novel, empirically, experimentally and clinically based models, and classical topics/frameworks such as Gricean pragmatics, Speech Act Theory and presupposition. We encourage papers (re-)examining the semantics-pragmatics boundary, which has been sometimes blurred by the confrontation of the new and the traditional frameworks. Proposals are welcome at the intersection of the philosophy of language and pragmatics dealing with theoretical, methodological and definitional issues, as well as issues of interdisciplinarity in pragmatic investigation.

While we specially encourage presentations of theoretical approaches which have a basis in empirical studies, or allow for experimentally testable predictions, the conference continues to be open to all kinds of pragmatics oriented research recognizing pragmatics as a functional (i.e. cognitive, social and cultural) perspective on language and communication. This applies to functional studies involving multiple and heterogeneous territories: everyday discourse, (online) media, education, political and professional settings, problems of linguistic construction and maintenance of identity, communicative genres, issues of multilingualism and linguistic pluralism, pragmatic aspects of translation, pragmatic awareness in foreign language teaching, and more.

Keynote Speakers:

The following distinguished scholars have accepted to address the conference as keynote speakers:

Mira Ariel (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Rukmini Bhaya Nair (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India)
Anita Fetzer (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Michael Haugh (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)
Daniel Z. Kadar (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)
Jef Verschueren (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Deirdre Wilson (University College London, UK)

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions for regular paper presentations as well as panel contributions. All submissions should be made in English.

Submissions for Regular Papers:

Regular paper presentations will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts of max. 350 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to strus_plyahoo.com (Piotr Cap, Conference Chair) by 1 November 2014. Please include name, affiliation, email address and paper title in the body of the email. Abstracts will be accepted subject to review by an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 15 November 2014.

Submissions for Panel Contributions:

Panel 1: “Revisiting Grice’s Philosophy of Language” (Convener Marta Dynel; discussant Michael Haugh).

Potential topics include: new perspectives on the Cooperative Principle and maxims, implicature, speaker meaning, intention; as well as various communicative phenomena inspired by the Gricean thought, such as irony, metaphor and other stylistic figures, deception, non-verbal communication, (im)politeness, etc. Panel contributions will be allocated 20 minutes each, followed by a general discussion at the end of the panel. Abstracts of max. 350 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to marta.dynelyahoo.com (Marta Dynel), cc. strus_plyahoo.com (Piotr Cap) by 1 November 2014. Please include name, affiliation, email address, contribution title and panel title in the body of the email. Abstracts will be accepted subject to review by panel organizers and an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 15 November 2014.

Panel 2: “Pragmatics and Society: Discourses about the 'Other'” (Conveners Andreas Musolff & Monika Kopytowska).

The panel will explore the potential of language to unite and divide, to connect and exclude, to manage public opinion, dominant ideologies and consensual everyday practices. Potential topics include: ideology and power relations in discourse, hate speech, discursive manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Islamism, facist ideologies and right-wing discourses, outward hatred and the “politics of denial”, collective symbols and individual identities, language and conflict, dehumanizing metaphors, rhetorical and argumentative strategies of persuasion, rationalization and legitimization. Panel contributions will be allocated 20 minutes each, followed by a general discussion at the end of the panel. Abstracts of max. 350 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to monika.kopytowskagmail.com (Monika Kopytowska), cc. strus_plyahoo.com (Piotr Cap) by 1 November 2014. Please include name, affiliation, email address, contribution title and panel title in the body of the email. Abstracts will be accepted subject to review by panel organizers and an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 15 November 2014.

Note: Conference organizers reserve the right to suggest assignment of a panel contribution to regular paper presentations.



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