LINGUIST List 23.2565

Fri Jun 01 2012

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Pragmatics, Applied Ling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 15-May-2012
From: Janusz Badio <>
Subject: Talk, Action, Interaction
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Full Title: Talk, Action, Interaction Short Title: TAI
Date: 03-Oct-2012 - 05-Oct-2012 Location: Łódź, Poland Contact Person: Janusz Badio, Kamila Ciepiela
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Talk, Action, Interaction (TAI 2012)3-5 October 2012Chair of English & General LinguisticsUniversity of Łódź, Poland

The aim of the conference is to provide a multilingual, international platform for exploration and exchange of research findings, perspectives, and experience in the field of discourse and conversation analysis across communicative and cultural contexts. The event will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, and students concerned with the analysis of language in use. Special emphasis will be given to empirical research on manifestation of mental representations in interaction.

Plenary Speakers (confirmed):

Prof. Alan Cienki - Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prof. Anna Cieślicka - UAM, Poznań, PolandContext in Language Processing: The Dynamics of Meaning Construal in the Bilingual Mind

Prof. Jean-Rémi Lapaire - University of Bordeaux, FranceSpeech as Gestural Action

Prof. Sue Widdicombe - University of Edinburgh, UKThe Delicate Business of Identity

Prof. Robin Wooffitt - University of York, UKCommunication, Intersubjectivity and Consciousness


Łódź University Conference CentreAddress: ul. Kopcińskiego 16-18, 90 -232 Łódź


All participants are asked to register for the conference using a registration form at Participants without a paper are asked to register with their affiliation details.

More information on registration, conference fees, travel and accommodation can be found on our website.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite papers on all topics related to how mental representations get surfaced, performed, and accomplished in interactional contexts including, but not limited to:

- Goals, intentions and commitments in communication- Non-linguistic interaction in communication- Gestures as a communicative system- Natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken language- Multimodal interaction- Meaning in institutional contexts- Interaction in a foreign language- Identities as discursive-performative/multiple/fragmented/constructed and negotiated/narrated/etc.- Categorization and personal identity- Construal of meaning- Identity and bilingualism- Identity and foreign language learning/teaching- Identity and belonging- Discourse analysis- Conversation analysis


300 word abstracts should be submitted by 15 June 2012. Abstracts should be registered via the web page:

Only plain text will be accepted by the web page, so abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline).

The length of the presentation will be limited to 20 minutes with a 10 minute discussion following each.


Selected conference papers will be eligible (subject to conditions) for publication with Peter Lang

Organising Committee:

Kamila Ciepiela (Chair)Janusz Badio (Chair)Edward Lowczowski (secretary)


15 June 2012: Abstracts due30 June 2012: Notification of acceptance30 September 2012: All conference fees due15 September 2012: Final program3-5 October 2012: Conference



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