LINGUIST List 27.3981

Thu Oct 06 2016

Confs: Modern Greek, Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling/Greece

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Date: 05-Oct-2016
From: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou <>
Subject: Questions-answers in Greek Talk-in-interaction
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Questions-answers in Greek Talk-in-interaction

Date: 13-Oct-2016 - 14-Oct-2016
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

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 


Thursday, 13 October 2016:



Marja-Leena Sorjonen (Keynote Speaker) 
Questions and answers: On their structural and interactional relationships across languages

18:00-18:30: Coffee Break

Matylda Weidner
Some observations on the role of czy in polar questions in Polish talk-in-interaction

Jack Sidnell & Maria Martika
Interrogatively formatted questions: An initial survey of their positioning and use

Anna Roussou & Christos Vlachos
Constituent question-answer pairs: Syntax, prosody, and the shape of discourse

Friday, 14 October 2016

Vasiliki Karkantzou
Questions expressing disagreement

Stamatina Katsiveli-Siachou
Assessment interrogatives: The employment of questions during epistemic negotiation

Rania Karachaliou & Argiris Archakis
The management of surprise through questions and answers

Maria Christodoulidou
Τhe interactional work of questions in reporting ABAB stories

11:30-12:00: Coffee Break 

Maria Martika & Angeliki Balantani
Syntactic flexibility in Greek negative interrogatives: Structured preferences, epistemic claims and action formation

Angeliki Alvanoudi
Polar questions in Greek conversation: Forms and functions

Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
Why are you so late? Why-questions in Greek talk-in interaction

14:00-16:30: Afternoon Break

Costas Canakis
Questions and answers in semi-structured interviews

Eirini Theodoropoulou
(Non)verbal structure of a Greek politician’s questions

Lena Gialabouki & Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
Reversing roles: Politicians’ questions in TV-interviews

18:00-18:30: Coffee Break

Alexandra Vasilopoulou & Dimitra Kati
The cluster of consecutive questions as a cued elicitation technique in kindergarten trainee teachers’ talk

Eleni Kalaitzi
Teacher questions-pupils’ answers. German and Greek in German foreign language teaching: A functional-pragmatic study

Maria Lakovou et al.
Conversational interaction and Greek language proficiency: The SEPAME2 interviews


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