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Message 1: 2nd Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 10:45:04 -0500 (EST)
From: mpadillacruz <mpadillacruzus.es>
Subject: 2nd Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics


2nd Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics 
Short Title: EPICS II 

Date: 26-May-2004 - 28-May-2004
Location: Seville, Spain
Contact: Manuel Padilla
Contact Email: mpadillasiff.us.es 

Linguistic Sub-field: Pragmatics 
Meeting Description:

The research group ''Intercultural Pragmatic Studies
(English-Spanish): Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects'' of the University
of Seville (Spain) is pleased to announce its Second Symposium on
Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS II - Encuentros
de Pragmatica Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social), to be held in May
26-28 2004.

The second edition of the symposium will be devoted to the
introduction of the new journal ''Intercultural Pragmatics'',
published by Mouton de Gruyter. The journal's editor-in-chief,
Dr. Istvan Kecskes, Professor of Linguistics and Education at the SUNY
at Albany and Mr. Peter Grundy, Associate Principal Lecturer, English
Language Centre, at Northumbria University, and member of the advisory
board of the journal, have confirmed their presence as the symposium's
keynote speakers. Also, a plenary session of the symposium will be
dedicated to a formal introduction of ''Intercultural Pragmatics''
during which the participants will be able to meet the
editor-in-chief, some of the board members, and representatives from
Mouton the Gruyter to discuss the mission, policy and content of the
journal.

The Symposium will serve as a forum where applied linguists and
practitioners of Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis can meet, share
experiences, discuss common problems, and present papers on their
latest research in the field. EPICS II also wishes to create awareness
among graduating students of the growing interest in this area of
linguistic expertise. 

II SYMPOSIUM ON INTERCULTURAL, COGNITIVE AND SOCIAL PRAGMATICS (EPICS
II)

DEDICATED TO THE NEW JOURNAL "INTERCULTURAL PRAGMATICS"

University of Seville (Spain) May 26-28 , 2004

The research group "Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish):
Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects' of the Department of English
Philology at the University of Seville (Spain) is pleased to announce
its Second Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
(EPICS II - II Encuentros de Pragm�tica Intercultural, Cognitiva y
Social), to be held in May 26-28, 2004. Since the topic of this
edition will be dedicated to the new journal "Intercultural
Pragmatics" (Mouton de Gruyter), we would like to invite anyone
currently researching in these area of pragmatics and discourse
analysis, from any methodological perspective or framework, to
participate as attendant in EPICS II. The Symposium will serve as a
forum where applied linguists and practitioners of Pragmatics and
Discourse Analysis can meet, share experiences, discuss common
problems, and present papers on their latest research in the
field. EPICS II also wishes to create awareness among graduating
students of the growing interest in this area of linguistic expertise.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Prof. Istvan Kecskes (SUNY at Albany- USA) and
Prof. Peter Grundy (University of Northumbria - UK).

There will be four plenary lectures and several blocks of contributed
papers grouped according to topic. Some of the titles to be presented
in EPICS II are the following:

1. Aighe, Paul I. (Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria) and Lucky
E. Oseghale (Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria). "Intercultural
sociolinguistics and communication research in Nigeria: Its relevance
to academic settings and the service industry".

2. Alba Juez, Laura. (UNED). "On the impoliteness of some politeness
strategies: a study and comparison of the use of some pragmatic
markers of impoliteness in British English and American English,
Peninsular Spanish and Argentine Spanish".

3. Ardila, J.A.G. (Universidad de Extremadura). "Metapragmatic
First-order Politeness in Spanish".

4. Behnam, Biook. (Azarbaijan University for Teacher Education),
Tabriz Iran. & Hanieh Piadeh, "Discourse of advertising: A comparative
study".

5. Blanco Carri�n, Olga. (Universidad de C�rdoba). "Frame semantics
for intercultural communication".

6. Bou-Franch, Patricia. (Universitat de Val�ncia). �Querids
compa�ers: Interpersonal Relations in Multilingual Academic
Computer-Mediated Communication".

7. Chew Chye Lay, Grace. "'Duoc', 'chac (la) duoc' and 'chac
chan(duoc)' : Their Meanings in Intercultural Business Communications
in Vietnam".

8. Chodorowska-Pilch, Marianna. (University of Southern
California). "The construction ver�s in Peninsular Spanish: its use
and function".

9. Connor, Ulla. (Indiana University Purdue University
Indianapolis). "Changing Definitions of Culture and Intercultural
Rhetoric".

10. Curell i Gotor, Hort�nsia & Maria Sabat� i Dalmau. (Universitat
Aut�noma de Barcelona). "The production of apologies by Catalan
learners of English".

11. Dervin, Fred. (University of Turku, Finland). "Do the acquisition
and recognition of intercultural competence lead to alterations of
typical interaction patterns between native students and sojourners?".

12. Dewaele, Jean Marc. (SLLC, Birkbeck College, University of
London). "Is the sociopragmatic competence of English L2 users
determined by cultural and typological distance?"

13. Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria. (Intercollege, Cyprus). "Yes, tell
me, what time is the midday flight from Athens arriving?": Telephone
service encounters and Politeness".

14. Edwards, Marion. (University of M�laga). "Stating the obvious or
being explicit? Pragmatic differences between English and Spanish".

15. Eslami-Rasekh, Zohreh. (University College of Education,
Texas). "Ostensible Invitations in Persian and English: Politeness
Issues".

16. Fortanet G�mez, Inmaculada, Palmer Silveira, Juan Carlos & Ruiz ,
Miguel (Universitat Jaume I) "Interaction through shared knowledge in
American, British and Spanish business lectures".

17. Garc�a, Carmen. (Arizona State University). "Examining the
politeness strategies of Argentineans when making an
invitation. Implications of results for the development of pragmatic
competence in the classroom".

18. Gea Valor, M.L. (Universitat Jaume I). "Book Advertisements as a
Genre: the Case of Blurbs".

19. Guerra Bernal, Nuria. (University of Birmingham). "Conflict
Management In Spanish And English Colloquial Interactions: The use of
Terms of Address".

20. Hern�ndez L�pez, Mariola. (University of Greenwich). "Applying
Sociopragmatic Interactional Principles to the Context of Service
Encounters".

21. Idiazabal, Itziar & Larringan, Luis M. (University of the Basque
Country). "Children's politeness resources in debates"

22. Igor Z. Zagar. (Educational Research Institute, Slovenia) "How
'refugees' became 'illegal migrants': construction, reconstruction,
deconstruction".

23. Kraft, Bettina & Geluykens, Ronald. (University of
Muenster). "Intercultural, Cross-Linguistic and Gender-Related
Variation in Complaints".

24. Lamb, Clarice. (PUCRS, Pontif�cia Universidade Cat�lica do Rio
Grande do Sul, Brazil). "Inferencing in Reading".

25. Limberg, Holger and Geluykens, Ronald. (University of
Muenster). "Sociocultural Variation and Indirectness in Responses to
Threats".

26. Lopes Perna, Cristina. (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio
Grande do Sul). "The Relevance Theoretic Account of Translation".

27. M� Angeles Ruiz Moneva. (University of Zaragoza). "A
relevance-theoretical approach to the translation of irony in
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS".

28. M�rquez Reiter, Rosina. (University of Surrey). "Trouble on the
phone. Is the client ever right?".

29. Marti, Leyla. (Bogazi�i University, Turkey). "Politeness In
Turkish: A Cross-Cultural Comparison".

30. Mart�nez-Cabeza, Miguel A. (Universidad de Granada) & Mar�a
Jos� Garc�a Vizca�no (Montclair State University, USA). "The
pragmatics of well and bueno in English and Spanish".

31. Maruenda, Sergio. (University of Valencia). "Meaning Negotiation
in Intercultural Communication".

32. Paulauskait, Loreta. (Universidad Aut�noma de Madrid). "The
interaction between leads and headlines to provide maximum contextual
effects in the weekly magazine 'The Economist'".

33. Pizziconi, Barbara. (SOAS, University of London). "The role of
learners' metalinguistic judgments in processes of acculturation -
Japanese benefactive constructions and the Japanese communicative
style".

34. Placencia, Mar�a E. (Birkbeck College, University of
London). "Interpersonal concerns in corner shop interactions in Quito
and Madrid".

35. Rosenstock, Rachel. (Gallaudet University, Washington
DC). "International Sign - Investigating Structure and Use".

36. Vogelberg, Krista & Jaan Vogelberg. (University of Tartu,
Estonia). "Linguistic mechanisms of power in interlanguage
interaction".

37. Ye, Zhengdao. (Australian National University) "Chinese
categorization of interpersonal relationships and Chinese
communicative style: a cultural script approach".

38. Yetkiner, Neslihan Gisela Redeker. (University of Groningen). "Two
sincerity markers in Turkish: Pragmatic and Socio-psychological
Implications of 'Valla(hi)' and 'Ger�ekten'"

39. Zitawi, Jehan. (University of Manchester). "Disney Comics in Light
of Brown and Levinson's Politeness Theory".

We hope you will circulate this information to your colleagues and
others in your professional network, and to any discussion groups to
which you subscribe. For more information aobut resgistration,please
check our web
http://www.us.es/extension/otrasActividades/congresoEstudiosInterculturales.htm
or contact Manuel Padilla (mpadillacruzus.es). We hope to see you in
May 2004, here in Seville (Spain). Thank you for your attention.

EPICS II Organising Committee
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