LINGUIST List 25.1195

Mon Mar 10 2014

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 10-Mar-2014
From: Tomasz Łakomski <>
Subject: Impoliteness and Interaction
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Full Title: Impoliteness and Interaction
Short Title: Impolin2

Date: 26-Jun-2014 - 27-Jun-2014
Location: Bydgoszcz, woj. kujawsko-pomorskie, Poland
Contact Person: Tomasz Łakomski
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2014

Meeting Description:

Following the first edition of the conference (, the aim of the second edition this year is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussion over linguistic and nonlinguistic impolite and polite behaviour across languages and cultures. The focus of the conference will be pragmatic and sociolinguistic aspects of im/polite behaviour analysed both in terms of verbal and nonverbal communication, however we also welcome presentations across a wide variety of topics stemming from neighbouring fields of research, such as social studies, political studies, psychology, intercultural communication, media studies, etc. Talks will be scheduled for 20 minutes, with 10 minutes afterwards for discussion and questions. Presentations may be empirical or theoretical.

Keynote Speakers:

Derek Bousfield -Manchester Metropolitan University
Marta Dynel - University of Lodz
Dániel Kádár - Huddersfield University


Kazimierz Wielki University,
Bydgoszcz, Poland
website (In preparation), please consult our Impolin1 website at:

Call for Papers:

The abstracts can be related, though need not be restricted, to the following topics:

- Impoliteness in translation (including literary and audiovisual translation, in particular in subtitles)
- Impoliteness in computer-mediated discourse
- Impoliteness in courtship setting
- Impoliteness in educational setting
- Impoliteness in institutional setting
- Impoliteness in interpersonal setting (face-face and multi-party conversations)
- Impoliteness across dialects and genres
- Impoliteness and power
- Impoliteness and identity
- Impoliteness and miscommunication
- Intentional and unintentional impoliteness
- Impoliteness perception and interpretation
- Impoliteness strategies
- Impoliteness and rapport management
- Linguistic and nonlinguistic impoliteness
- Impoliteness and prosody
- Multimodal approaches to impoliteness, etc.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 April 2014.
Notification of acceptance: 20 April 2014.
Deadline for early-bird payment: 30 April 2014.
Deadline for late payment: 15 May 2014.
Online registration: 25 April 2014.


For submission and more information and see the conference website:

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