LINGUIST List 8.1351

Tue Sep 23 1997

Calls: Pragmatics

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  1. Jef Verschueren, 6th International Pragmatics Conference

Message 1: 6th International Pragmatics Conference

Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 15:06:58 -0700
From: Jef Verschueren <>
Subject: 6th International Pragmatics Conference

do not miss the 1 November 1997 abstracts deadline for the


Reims, France
19-24 July 1998

For full information, abstracts submission guidelines, and
registration forms, contact the International Pragmatics Association,
P.O. Box 33 (Antwerp 11), B-2018 Antwerp, Belgium; tel & fax +32-3-230
55 74; e-mail

Basic information and instructions can be sent to you by e-mail. But
do not forget to provide us with your postal address and/or fax
number, so that we can also send you the proper submission
forms. The latter can also be found in the March and June issues of
the IPrA quarterly "Pragmatics."


OTHER TOPICS: The conference is open to all other pragmatics-related
topics as well (where pragmatics is interpreted very broadly as a
cognitive, social, and cultural perspective on language and
communication). The distribution of topics across event types is
described below. 


Plenary lectures: A number of plenary lectures will be given on a
diversity of topics, some of general interest to pragmaticians,
others directly related to the special topic of this edition of the
International Pragmatics Conferences.

Plenary speakers will include:

- Charles BRIGGS (Ethnic Studies, University of California at San
Diego), Missing signs: Ideological presuppositions and political
lacunae in pragmatics - Teresa CARB (Center for Advanced Studies in
Social Anthropology, Mexico City), On the reading power of
pragmatics: A perspective - Paul DREW (Dept. of Sociology, The
University of York), What a difference a turn makes! Sequence and
description in conversation. - Oswald DUCROT Ecole des Hautes
Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris), Argumentation et inference
- Monica HELLER (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto),
Alternative ideologies of `la francophonie' - Dell HYMES (Dept. of
Anthropology, University of Virginia), (Title to be announced) -
Claudia De LEMOS (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Campinas), The
role of interaction in the child's acquisition of language: An
alternative view - Paul TAKAHARA (Dept. of English, Kobe City
University of Foreign Studies), Pragmatic functions of discourse
markers in English and Japanese - Elizabeth TRAUGOTT (Dept. of
Linguistics, Stanford University), The role of pragmatics in
semantic change

Note that the indicated lecture titles are tentative at this stage.

Lecture sessions: Regular lecture sessions (20-minute presentations
followed by 5 minutes for discussion and allowing 5 minutes for
switching between sessions) are reserved for papers which are directly
related to t= he special topic of the conference (but see the
information below on `Panels'). The Conference Committee reserves the
right to place individually submitted abstracts, if accepted for
presentation, in poster sessions (see below) on the basis of their
relative distance from the special topic.

Poster sessions: Poster sessions are largely devoted to papers of
general interest. All posters will stay up for a whole day. Authors of
posters will be expected to be available for discussion during a
period when no other sessions are held. Individually submitted papers
which are less directly related to the special topic will be placed
here, though it is also possible to submit papers directly for the
poster sessions. (All abstracts, including those for poster
presentations, will be printed in the set of abstracts provided at the
beginning of the conference.)

Panels: Panels take the form of a series of closely related lectures
on a specific topic, which may or may not be directly related to the
special topic of the conference. They may consist of one, two or three
units of 90 minutes. Within each panel unit a maximum of four
15-minute presentations are given consecutively, followed by a minimum
of 30 minutes of discussion (either devoted entirely to an open
discussion, or taken up in part by comments by a discussant or
discussants). Panels are composed of contributions attracted by panel
organizers, combined with individually submitted papers when judged
appropriate by the Conference Committee in consultation with the panel
organizers. All panel contributions, whether attracted by panel
organizers or individually submitted, pass through the same refereeing
process and have to be submitted in accordance with the same rules
(see `Call for papers' below). Typically, written versions or
extensive outlines of all panel contributions should be available
before the conference to facilitate discussion.

What follows is a tentative list of panel organizers and topics. The
deadline for submitting new panel proposals has now passed.

* Oeuvre panels

- Jan BLOMMAERT (IPrA Research Center, University of Antwerp), Dell
Hymes and pragmatics - Luisa MART ROJO (Dept. of Linguistics,
Universidad Autonoma de Ma drid), Readings of Foucault

* Theoretical basics panels

- Katarzyna JASZCZOLT (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge)
& Kenneth TURNER (Dept. of Linguistics, Brighton University), The
theoretical status of pragmatics - Sophia MARMARIDOU (Dept. of
English Studies, The University of Athens), The interdependence of
social and cognitive aspects of pragmatic meaning - Yorick WILKS
(Institute for Language, Speech and Hearing, University of Sheffield),
Empirical pragmatics--is it possible?

* Special topic panels

- R.J. ALEXANDER & Alwin FILL (Dept. of English, University of
Vienna), Ideology and ecology: Critical discourse analysis of
ecological and environmental discourse - Ioannis ANDROUTSOPOULOS
(University of Heidelberg) & Alexandra GEORGAKOPOULOU (Dept. of
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College London), Discursive
constructions of youth identities - Maria Jose Faria CORACINI
(Dept. of Applied Linguistics, University of Campinas), La
construction discursive des identites politiques / The discursive
construction of political identities - Bessie DENDRINOS (Dept. of
English, The University of Athens), Foreign language teaching and
ideological practices - Michael A. FORRESTER (Dept. of Psychology,
University of Kent at Canterbury), Some ideological implications of
conversation analysis - Sachiko IDE & Dina RUDOLF (Tokyo), East-Asian
discourse and cultural ideology - Alexandra JAFFE (Dept. of
Anthropology and Sociology, University of Southern Mississippi),
Linguistic ideologies and orthographic debates - Amal KARY (Dept. of
English, Ain Shams University, Cairo) & Ali SHEHADEH (Dept. of
English, University of Aleppo), Language ideologies vs. facts of
first- and second-language acquisition - Manfred KIENPOINTNER
(Dept. of Linguistics, University of Innsbruck), Ideologies of
politeness - Amy KYRATZIS (Dept. of Education, University of
California at Santa Barbara), Language socialization: Ideologies of
emotion - Per LINELL (Dept. of Communication, University of Linkping)
& Jan-OSTMAN (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Helsinki), The
dynamics of media events: Ideology and responsibility - Maria
Francisca LIER-DE VITTO (Dept. of linguistics, Pontificia Universidade
Catolica de Sao Paulo), Theory as ideology in the approach to deviant
linguistic facts - Madeline M. MAXWELL (Dept. of Speech Communication,
University of Texas at Austin), Diagnosis as cultural practice -
Shigeko OKAMOTO (Dept. of Linguistics, California State University,
Fresno) & Janet S. (Shibamoto) SMITH (Dept. of Anthropology,
University of California, Davis), Japanese speaking choices: Real
diversity meets the ideology of homogeneity - Yuling PAN (Dept. of
English, City University of Hong Kong), Public discourse and
ideological transition in Great China - Ben RAMPTON (Center for
Applied Linguistic Research, Thames Valley University) & Mary BUCHOLTZ
(Dept. of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley),
Styling the `other': The representation and performance of outgroup

* General interest panels

- Susan BERK-SELIGSON (Dept. of Hispanic Languages and Literatures,
University of Pittsburgh), Language and gender in context - Donal
CARBAUGH (Dept. of Communication, University of Massachusetts at
Amherst), Communication in cross-cultural perspective - Charles
COLEMAN (Dept. of English, York College, The City University of New
York), Social pragmatics of African American Vernacular English
practices in the United States - Alan FIRTH (Dept. of Language and
Intercultural Studies, Aalborg University), Pragmatics and
talk-in-interaction - Thorstein FRETHEIM (Dept. of Linguistics,
University of Trondheim), Particles/discourse markers and
propositional attitude - Steven GILLIS (IPrA Research Center,
University of Antwerp), Literacy: How children gain a deeper
understanding of language by learning to write - Michele GROSSEN
(Institut de Psychologie, Universite de Lausanne) & Anne SALAZAR ORVIG
(Dept. de Linguistique Generale et Applique, Universite en Descartes,
Paris), L'analyse des interactions en situation clinique - Joan Kelly
HALL (Dept. of Language Education, University of Georgia), T= he
discursive construction of second and foreign language learning in
classrooms - Hanneke HOUTKOOP-STEENSTRA (Dept. of Linguistics,
University of Utrecht) & Charles ANTAKI (Dept. of Social Science,
Loughborough University),Pragmatic aspects of standardized
interviewing. - Annick De HOUWER (Dept. of Social and Political
Sciences, University of Antwerp), Developing pragmatic competence:
Language choice in bilingual children - Marjan HUISMAN (Dept. of
Linguistics, Free University of Amsterdam) & Christoph MEIER
(Institute of Sociology, University of Giessen), Participation
frameworks in meeting interaction - Cornelia ILIE (Dept. of English,
Stockholm University), Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches
to the study of parliamentary debates - Andreas JUCKER (Institute
Anglistik, University of Giessen), Historical pragmatics - Istvn
KECSKES (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Montana), Situation-bound
utterances in first and second language acquisition - Catherine
KERBRAT-ORECCHIONI (Groupe de Recherches sur les Interactions
Communicatives, Universite Lyon 2), L'analyse des interactions
plurilocuteurs: Problemes methodologiques / The analysis of
multi-party interactions: Methodological problems - Rosa Graciela
MONTES (Dept. of Linguistics, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla),
Metadiscursive functions of gesture in interaction - Salikoko MUFWENE
(Dept. of Linguistics, University of Chicago), The pragmatic dimension
of creoles - Walter De MULDER (UFR de Lettres Modernes, Universite
Artois, Arras), Le referent Evolutif / Evolutive anaphora - Peter
MUNTIGL (Research Center for Discourse, Politics & Identity,
University of Vienna), Conversational arguing - Francois NEMO
(Dept. de Linguistique, Universite de Orleans), Discourse connectives
and the semantic/pragmatic interface - Theodossia-Soula PAVLIDOU
(Dept. of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) &
K.K. LUKE (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hong Kong), Telephone
calls: Unity and diversity of conversational structure across
languages and cultures - Maria Fausta PEREIRA DE CASTRO (Dept. of
Linguistics, University of Campinas), Argumentation, condensations
discursives et inscription du sujet dans les langues maternelle et
Etrangere - Pio E. RICCI BITTI & Isabella POGGI (Dept. of linguistics,
University of Rome 3), The pragmatic impact of nonverbal communication
- Eddy ROULET (Dept. de Linguistique, Universite de Geneve), Plans
d'organisation du discours / Levels of organization in discourse -
Srikant SARANGI (Center for Language and Communication Research,
University of Wales, Cardiff) & Stef SLEMBROUCK (Dept. of English,
University of Ghent), Institutional discourse - Sabah SAFI-STAGNI
(Dept. of Linguistics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah) & Moncef
LAHLOU (Language Center, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane),
Code-switching - Christina SCHAFFNER (Dept. of Languages and European
Studies, Aston University, Birmingham), The pragmatics of conflict,
negotiation, and peace - Margret SELTING (Inst. for Germanistik,
University of Potsdam) & Elizabeth COUPER-KUHLEN (Dept. of
Linguistics, University of Konstanz), Prosody, syntax, and interaction
- Claude SIONIS (Dept. des Langues et de la Communication, Ecole
Centrale de Nantes), Pragmatique du discours scientifique Escrite /
The pragmatics of written scientific discourse - Liliane TASMOWSKI &
Patrick DENDALE (Dept. of Romance Languages, University of Antwerp),
L'Evidentialite / Evidentiality - Johannes WAGNER (Dept. of
Linguistics, Odense University), Internationa= l communication:
Theoretical and methodological issues - Richard WATTS (Dept. of
English, University of Bern), Multilingualism - Li WEI (Dept. of
Speech, University of Newcastle upon Tyne), The cultural construct of
`self' and linguistic pragmatics - Saida YAHYA-OTHMAN & Casmir
RUBAGUMYA (Dept. of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, University of
Dar es Salaam), Language planning and language politics in Africa -
Igor . AGAR (Graduate School of the Humanities, Ljubljana), Polyphony
in language - Mara ZANOTTO (Dept. of Linguistics, Pontificia
Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo), Pragmatics and the
indeterminacy of meaning

Round Table: A round table discussion is being planned to close the


Data sessions: A number of proposals may be accepted from individuals or
small groups for 90-minute presentations and discussions of a sample or
corpus of natural language data. Especially younger scholars (e.g. in the
process of analyzing data for a Ph.D. dissertation) are encouraged to
submit proposals.
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