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LINGUIST List 25.57

Wed Jan 08 2014

Calls: Pragmatics/UK

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

Date: 08-Jan-2014
From: Daniel Z. Kadar <d.z.kadarhud.ac.uk>
Subject: 8th International Conference on Politeness
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Full Title: 8th International Conference on Politeness
Short Title: 8th LPRG Conference

Date: 09-Jul-2014 - 11-Jul-2014
Location: Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Contact Person: May Asswae
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/cipr/calls/8thinternationalconferenceonpoliteness.php

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

The next international (im)politeness conference, under the aegis of the Centre for Intercultural Politeness Research (University of Huddersfield) and the Linguistic Politeness Research Group (LPRG), is to be held at the University of Huddersfield, from 9 to 11 July 2014. Its theme is Conventional (Im)Politeness.


Since the publication of Brown and Levinson's seminal work there has been much interest in the conventional aspect of politeness and impoliteness, including conventionalised politeness implicatures (Tekourafi 2003; Haugh forthcoming), conventionalised impoliteness (Culpeper 2011), the interface between conventions and ritual practices (Kadar 2013), conventionalised im/politeness formulae (Culpeper 2010), the interface between conventions and other (im)politeness phenomena (Kadar and Haugh 2013), and so on. Studying conventional forms and practices provides key insights into the interactional operation of (im)politeness across cultures, intracultural variation, and other key issues in the field. Furthermore, research on conventional practices can neatly merge qualitative analysis with quantitative methodologies, thus making an important step towards systematising (im)politeness.

Keynote Speakers:

We are proud to have the following (confirmed) keynote speakers:

Haruko Cook (University of Hawaiʻi)
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)
Michael Haugh (Griffith University)

For further details please visit the conference webpage.

Call for Papers:

We call for submissions in the following areas:

- Culture-specific conventional practices
- Conventional practices in intercultural and intra-cultural interaction
- Conventionalised implicatures
- Conventionalised formulae
- Conventionalistic and ritualistic (im)politeness practices
- Quantitative and qualitative politeness analysis

However, this is not an exclusive list. In keeping with tradition at conferences of this kind, any high-quality submission will be considered.

Organisation and Venue:

The conference is being organised by the Centre for Intercultural Politeness Research of the University of Huddersfield.

Abstract Submission & Contact:

There are two deadlines for abstract submissions. Those who wish to secure their participation and arrange travel plans at an early date are requested to submit their abstracts by the 31 January 2014, in which case they will be notified of the scientific committee's decision by 28 February. On this latter date, a second call for papers will be launched, with a deadline of around 15 April.

Abstracts, whose main body should be maximum 300 words, should be structured as follows:

Name of author(s)
Author(s) affiliation
Up to five keywords
Text (maximum 300 words)

Abstracts should be sent to Ms May Asswae (U1273018hud.ac.uk), to whom general enquiries may also be directed.

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