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LINGUIST List 25.23

Tue Jan 07 2014

Calls: Semantics, Pragmatics, Syntax, Discourse Analysis, General Ling/France

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Dec-2013
From: Annika Wendt <awendtilaword.org>
Subject: ILA Annual Conference, Paris, France
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Full Title: ILA 59th Annual Conference Paris

Date: 22-May-2014 - 24-May-2014
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Kathleen O’Connor-Bater
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ilaword.org/site/2014-conference/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

In 1943, a group of linguists at colleges and universities in the New York area, including many members of the École Libre des Hautes Études in exile, came together to form the Linguistic Circle of New York. The model for the new organization was the Société de Linguistique de Paris. Among the first members were Henri F. Muller, Giuliano Bonfante, and Roman Jakobson.

In recognition of the French roots of the International Linguistic Association, the conference will be held on May 22-24, 2014 at the Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, in Paris, France.

The Linguistics of Rhetoric and Debate:

Rhetoric has developed as a discursive discipline whose primary purpose is one of persuading the hearer to adopt the speaker's point of view. The debate uses rhetorical discourse to present opposing arguments to an audience, until the audience, or members of it, adopts one side or the other as the more reasonable argument. Linguistic studies have sought to analyze the structure of discourse in order to find syntactic, semantic and pragmatic patterns that make rhetorical texts effective in changing the audience's mind.

2nd Call for Papers:

The International Linguistic Association 59th Annual Conference, Paris,
France Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, May 22-24, 2014

Deadline Extended

The organizers of the ILA's 59th Annual Conference solicit papers on linguistic approaches to the study of rhetoric and debate, with the intention of encouraging renewed interest in the subject at a time when debate is conducted in greatly expanded arenas and in new communicative conditions.

Topics that might be addressed under this theme include:

- Pedagogical approaches to writing and composition
- Legal language
- Argument structure
- Discourse analysis
- Pragmatics
- Persuasive writing and speechmaking
- Syntactic argument
- Digital rhetoric and debate
- Classical approaches to rhetoric and interface with linguistics
- Metaphor and cognition in argumentation
- Humor and persuasion
- Rhetoric and semiotics
- Problems in translation
- Oral and literate approaches to rhetoric, as described by Walter Ong

In keeping with the ILA tradition, we also invite papers on other areas of linguistics. Proposals may be submitted for individual presentations or for 90-minute panels comprising three or four speakers. Each presentation should last no more than thirty minutes, including time for questions and discussion. The languages of the Conference are English and French with plenary talks in English.

Submit abstracts in English or French to the Conference Coordinator:

Annika Wendt, awendtilaword.org, by January 31, 2014

Inquiries may be sent to the Conference Co-Chairs:

Kathleen O'Connor-Bater, oconnorbaterkoldwestbury.edu
Kathryn English, kathryn.englishu-paris2.fr

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