LINGUIST List 26.1137

Sat Feb 28 2015

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, Philosophy of Lang, Pragmatics, Socioling/Romania

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 26-Feb-2015
From: Cornelia Ilie <>
Subject: Dialogue as Global Action: Interacting Voices and Visions across Cultures
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Full Title: Dialogue as Global Action: Interacting Voices and Visions across Cultures
Short Title: 3rd ESTIDIA Conference

Date: 25-Sep-2015 - 26-Sep-2015
Location: Constanta, Romania
Contact Person: Cornelia Ilie
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 29-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

Dialogue as Global Action: Interacting Voices and Visions across Cultures

As social human beings, we participate in a wide range of multi-layered dialogues in various contexts, in a shared search for increased understanding of issues and phenomena, for questioning ideas and actions, for joint problem-solving. These dialogues have dramatically increased with the widespread use of social media, which now enable members of any social, gender, ethnic, racial or cultural group to raise and make their voices heard while articulating current concerns and addressing critical issues of inequality, discrimination, socio-political underrepresentation and misrepresentation. At the same time, having a voice is not enough Couldry 2010): we need to make sure that our voice matters. While joining in a dialogic polyphony of voices, each voice shares a particular experience, viewpoint, or sets of attitudes to reality, all of which are instrumental in shaping actions, interactions and relationships.
The aim of this conference is to take the local and global dialogue to a higher level by extending its scope and empowering role as a springboard for critical reflection and self-reflection, for in-depth issue problematisation, for multi-voiced interpersonal resonance, for constructive polyphony of complementary voices.

Authors are invited to present papers on a broad spectrum of research topics (both discipline-specific and multi-disciplinary) that include, but are not restricted to the following:

- Multiple voices in online dialogue
- Voicing standpoints in multimodal communication
- Voices in dialogue across time and space
- Gendering voices in public and/or private dialogue
- Voices interacting in cross-cultural dialogue
- Public and private voices in sustained dialogue
- Trust-building in face-to-face and/or virtual dialogues
- Competing and collaborative voices in dialogue
- Polyphony of voices in harmonious or disharmonious dialogue
- Intertextuality in multi-voiced dialogue

Call for Papers:

ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue)
3rd ESTIDIA Conference
Dialogue as Global Action: Interacting Voices and Visions across Cultures

Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania

We welcome contributions from diverse fields of inquiry, including linguistics, media studies, journalism, cultural studies, psychology, rhetoric, political science, sociology, pedagogy, philosophy and anthropology.

Abstract Submission:

We invite submissions of abstracts (ca 500 words) for paper presentations (20 minutes for presentation, and 10 minutes for questions).

Email Submission to:

- Ana Maria Munteanu,
- Olivia Chirobocea,

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Cornelia Ilie, Zayed University, UAE,
Prof. Jonathan Clifton, Université de Valenciennes, France,

Thematic Workshops:

Workshop on “Multiple Visuals, Multiple Visions: Dialogue of signs and sign systems; Multimodality” (presentations in both English and French)
Chair: Prof. Daniela Roventa-Frumusani (University of Bucharest, Romania)

Important Dates:

- Submission of Abstracts: March 29, 2015
- Submission of Workshop Proposals: April 10, 2015
- Notification of Acceptance: April 26, 2015
- Registration (early bird) : July 31, 2015

Conference Website:;

Registration Fee:

Early Bird Registration (by 31 July 2015): 70 EUR
Late Registration (after 31 July 2015): 80 EUR
ESTIDIA membership fee = 10 EUR.


All accepted papers will be included in conference proceedings published in International Journal of Cross-cultural Studies and Environmental Communication (ISSN 2285 – 3324).
Authors of selected high quality papers will be invited to submit their papers for publication in Special Issues or regular issues of relevant high-impact international academic journals.

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