LINGUIST List 25.3121
Jul 31 2014
Socioling, Cognitive Science, General
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Language and Society
Centre 6th Annual Roundtable on (Im)politeness
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Full Title: Language and Society Centre 6th
Annual Roundtable on (Im)politeness and
Short Title: LASC
Date: 06-Nov-2014 - 07-Nov-2014
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Contact Person: Amanda Young
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Web Site: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/lsc/329/
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General
Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2014
The Language and Society Centre (LASC) is
pleased to announce that its 6th Annual
Roundtable will explore ‘(Im)politeness and
More than 1000 papers, articles and books have
dealt with politeness, most often with a focus
on Brown & Levinson’s well-cited ‘face
management model’ (Locher & Bousfield
2008). Yet, in recent years, a ‘second wave’ of
politeness research has marked a shift away
Brown & Levinson’s model as well as a focus
on impoliteness as a topic worthy of study in
its own right (Culpepper 2011, Haugh,
In light of this shift, the 6th Annual LASC
Roundtable seeks to assemble scholars concerned
with language and (im)politeness.
Culpeper, Jonathan (2011) Impoliteness: Using
Language to Cause Offence. Cambridge: Cambridge
Haugh, M. (2014). (Im)politeness Implicatures.
Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Locher, M. & Bousfield, D. (2008).
Introduction: Impoliteness and power in
language. In D. Bousfield & M. Locher
(eds.), Impoliteness in Language: Studies on
its Interplay in Theory and Practices (pp.
1-16). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Keynote speaker: Professor Jonathan Culpeper,
Lancaster University, UK
Plenary speaker: A/Prof Michael Haugh, Griffith
Call for Papers:
This Roundtable will interrogate traditional
and contemporary approaches to language and
(im)politeness through an exploration of
a) Intercultural (im)politeness
b) (Im)politeness and language change
c) (Im)politeness in interaction
d) Theorizing (im)politeness
e) The grammar of (im)politeness
Abstracts of up to 300 words are invited to be
submitted for presentation at the Roundtable.
Abstracts should indicate how the author(s)
intend to address one or more of the subthemes
above. Abstract submission should be submitted
monash.edu by 31 August 2014.
Notification of acceptance of proposals will be
sent out by 15 September, 2014.
Roundtable chair: Professor Farzad
Roundtable coordinator: Dr Howie Manns
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