LINGUIST List 26.4161

Mon Sep 21 2015

Confs: Pragmatics/Austria

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 21-Sep-2015
From: Gabriella Mazzon <>
Subject: Analysis of Fictional Dialogue in Film and TV Series: Between Narratology and Pragmatics
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Analysis of Fictional Dialogue in Film and TV Series: Between Narratology and Pragmatics

Date: 26-Nov-2015 - 28-Nov-2015
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Contact: Gabriella Mazzon
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Meeting Description:

To address the ever-increasing interest in the study of film and television series, the Department of English and the Department of American Studies will co-host a conference mainly addressed to students and young researchers. The conference will explore narrative film and TV series from two vantage points: the perspective of pragmatics and the perspective of narratology.

Sessions will be devoted to student- and young researcher-paper presentations (PhD and, MA, relevant seminars to be offered in both departments), as well as external contributors.

Please note that there is no conference fee for this event.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University
Prof. Julia Leyda, Sophia University, Tokyo



Opening and Greetings

Plenary Talk I
“Activity Types and Fictional TV Dialogue: A Contribution to Pragmatic Stylistics”
Jonathan Culpeper (University of Lancaster)

12:00-13:30 Lunch break

Panel I:

Yan Huang (University of Auckland)
“A Fictional Dialogue in Seinfeld: Speech Acts, Neo-Gricean Conversational Implicatures, and Impoliteness”

Tobias Auböck (University of Innsbruck)
“’I Prefer ‘Mr. Soprano’: Terms of Address and Power Relations in The Sopranos”

Narine Vlasyan (Chelyabinsk State University, Russia)
“Role and Functions of Discourse Markers in TV Series Dialogues”

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

Panel II:

Raffaele Zago (University of Pavia)
“A Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Film Dialogue: Colloquialisation and beyond”

András Hlavacska–Márton Petykó (Eötvös Lorand University)
“A Cognitive Semiotic and Pragmatic Analysis of the ‘Mind Is a House’ Conceptual
Metaphor in Two Contemporary Horror Films”

Seminar Paper Session: Linguistics

19:30 Social dinner (Stiftskeller)

Friday, 27 November 2015

Plenary Talk II
“Breaking Bad: A Recessionary Western”
Julia Leyda (Free University of Berlin)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Panel III:

Roberta Hofer (University of Innsbruck)
“Lars von Trier’s TV-Series Riget as Auteur Filmmaking”

Christian Stenico (University of Innsbruck)
“Diagnosis: Narrator – The Use of Voice-Over Narration in Scrubs”

12:00-13:30 Lunch break

Panel IV:

Monika Bednarek (University of Sydney)
“A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Fictional Dialogue in Contemporary US TV Series”

Elisabeth Senft (University of Innsbruck)
“Conversational Aspects of Deontic Modality in Downton Abbey”

Roberta Goss (University of Innsbruck)
“Narrative Complexity in How I Met Your Mother: A Love Story Reversed”

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

Panel V:

Julia Möseneder (University of Innsbruck)
''Skinning the Cat: More than One Way of Telling the Story''

Stefan Rabitsch (University of Klagenfurt)
“The Myth of the British Golden Age of Sail in Star Trek”

Seminar Paper Session: Literature

Conference Closing – Summary and Outlook

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