LINGUIST List 26.4454

Fri Oct 09 2015

Confs: General Ling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 09-Oct-2015
From: Chiara Bucaria <>
Subject: Taboo Humo(u)r: Language, Culture, Society, and the Media
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Taboo Humo(u)r: Language, Culture, Society, and the Media
Short Title: TaCo2016

Date: 20-Sep-2016 - 21-Sep-2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Patrick Zabalbeascoa
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

For its third edition, The Taboo Conference series will specifically address the intricacies of taboo and humour/comedy in the broad contexts of language, culture, society, and the media and in its various occurrences from the points of view of production, performance, and perception/reception. This conference seeks to explore the shifting boundaries of the acceptability of taboo humour and comedy in their various incarnations as produced and perceived in today’s multicultural society, both in real-life and virtual communities and contexts. Possible areas of inquiry include, for example, the interplay and the influence of political orientations on comedy, political satire, identity and gender politics, ethnic humour and stereotypes, comedy tackling different kinds of non-normative behaviour, political correctness and the discourse surrounding it, and the debate between real and perceived offense through comedy.

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