LINGUIST List 27.2117

Mon May 09 2016

Calls: Greek, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling/Greece

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Date: 09-May-2016
From: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou <pavlidoulit.auth.gr>
Subject: Questions-answers in Greek Talk-in-interaction
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Full Title: Questions-answers in Greek Talk-in-interaction

Date: 13-Oct-2016 - 14-Oct-2016
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Person: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ins.web.auth.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=82&Itemid=263&lang=en

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

Call Deadline: 31-May-2016

Meeting Description:

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies [Manolis Triandaphyllidis Foundation], Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is pleased to announce its 2nd Symposium on the Greek Language in Spoken Communication, to be held in Thessaloniki on 13-14 October 2016. The Symposium is organized as part of the Institute’s activities on spoken Greek and in the context of the research project Greek Talk-in-interaction and Conversation Analysis.

This year’s Symposium will focus on ‘Questions-answers in Greek Talk-in-interaction’ and the aim is to examine systematically aspects of such sequences in Greek ordinary conversation and in more institutional settings. Moreover, this year’s Symposium will host a session on questions-answers in other languages, so that discussion of the Greek data can be set in the cross-linguistic perspective of talk-in-interaction. The keynote speaker of the Symposium will be Professor Marja-Leena Sorjonen (University of Helsinki), Director of the Center of Excellence in Intersubjectivity and Interaction.

Organizing Committee:
Th.-S. Pavlidou, Professor Emerita (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and member of the Institute's Board of Directors (Director of the Greek Talk-in-interaction and Conversation Analysis research project)
Chr. Tzitzilis, Professor of Historical and Balkan Linguistics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and member of the Institute's Board of Directors
G. Papanastassiou, Associate Professor of Historical Linguistics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Director of the Institute 



Final Call for Papers:

Extended Deadline:

The aim of the Symposium is to examine systematically aspects of the nuclear sequence question-answer in Greek talk-in-interaction both in everyday conversations and in more institutional settings. Moreover, this year's Symposium will host a session on questions-answers in other languages, so that discussion of the Greek data can be set in the cross-linguistic perspective of talk-in-interaction.

The following topics (not exclusive) will be of interest:

- form/structure of questions/answers 
- functions associated with particular forms/structures 
- formal features (morpho-syntactic, prosodic, etc.) of questions and their impact on answers 
- preference organization in the question-answer sequence
- the design of questions/answers and the acts accomplished 
- distribution of epistemic rights and kinds of acts 
- stances (perspective, subjectivity, etc.) indexed by particular forms of questions/answers
- the multimodality of the question-answer sequence (gestures, nods, gaze, etc.) 
- the impact of the broader context (e.g., everyday conversation, research interview, etc. vs. TV-discussion or -interview) on the design of the question-answer sequence 
- interpersonal issues (politeness, impoliteness, face threats, etc.) 

All theoretical approaches to the study of talk-in-interaction are welcome; however, due to the specific frame of the Symposium, priority will be given to papers adopting a Conversation Analysis perspective. In any case, the basic requirement for paper acceptance is that the analysis and findings be grounded on empirical data drawn from tape-/video-recordings of naturally occurring talk. 

Those who wish to participate in the Symposium with a paper are invited to submit two copies of their abstracts (one signed and one anonymous) as MS Word attachments to GR-TiI_insphil.auth.gr by 31 May 2016. Notification of acceptance will be communicated by 15 June 2016.
 
Submitted abstracts should specify - in addition to the aim of the paper - the type of data used, the methodology employed and the main findings of the paper. 

Submissions should be in the following format:
Length: 300-400 words (including references) 
Font: Times New Roman 12pt
Space: single 
Margins: 3 cm all sides
For the signed copy: title, author(s), affiliation, email address (centered)
For the anonymous copy: title (centered). Reference to the author(s) of the paper in the anonymous copy should only be included in the following form: AUTHOR(S). publication date. 

Participation Fees (to be paid on the day of registration)
Standard: 30 € €; Student fee: 10 € €

For further information please contact the Secretariat of the Institute of Modern Greek Studies, Room 418, Faculty of Philosophy, New Building, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 
E-mail: GR-TiI_insphil.auth.gr
Tel.: ++30 2310 997128


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