LINGUIST List 25.1244

Thu Mar 13 2014

Confs: Pragmatics, Typology/Brazil

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Date: 12-Mar-2014
From: Isabel Seara <>
Subject: (IM)POLITENESS: Expression of Culture(s)
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(IM)POLITENESS: Expression of Culture(s)
Short Title: IMPOLITE

Date: 22-Sep-2014 - 25-Sep-2014
Location: S.Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Ana Lúcia Tinoco Cabral
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Typology

Meeting Description:

Given the success of the International Interdisciplinary Conference - Politeness: reflections and (re)inventions, held at Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, in 2012, and considering (im)politeness to be a phenomenon not strictly limited to linguistico-discursive approaches, the International Interdisciplinary Conference - (IM)POLITENESS: expression of culture(s) invites researchers to reflect on diverse manifestations of (im)politeness that derive from cultural idiosyncrasies, revealing the similarities and dichotomies an intercultural approach can bring to light.

The conference will be held at the University Cruzeiro do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil.

The program includes plenary sessions, section work, discussions, and a round table on the following issues:

1. (Im)politeness and linguistic and textual practices
2. Pragmatics and (inter)culture
3. (Im)politeness and its literary and artistic manifestations
4. (Im)politeness and style
5. (Im)politeness and professional practices
6. (Im)politeness in the digital age

Keynote speakers:

Antonio Briz Gomez (SP)
Camila Bettoni (IT)
Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni (FR)
Dale Koike (USA)
Diana Bravo (DN)
Maria Helena de Araújo Carreira (FR)

The conference organization is a joint initiative by the UAb (Universidade Aberta - Portugal), UNICSUL (Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul - SP - Brasil), UNICAMP (Universidade de Campinas - Brasil) and USP (Universidade de S. Paulo – Brasil.

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