LINGUIST List 29.2797

Thu Jul 05 2018

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Forensic Ling, Pragmatics, Socioling/New Zealand

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Jul-2018
From: Kerry South <>
Subject: iMean6 Interaction and Meaning
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Full Title: iMean6 Interaction and Meaning
Short Title: iMean6

Date: 15-Apr-2019 - 17-Apr-2019
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Contact Person: Meredith Marra
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2018

Meeting Description:

iMean6 Interaction and Meaning Conference
15–17 April 2019 - Wellington NZ

The sixth iMean conference maintains its traditional focus on meaning in social interaction, with a thematic orientation to Weaving (broadly defined). In celebration of the conference’s move to New Zealand, we are embracing meaning and variation found within local and diverse networks. We encourage dialogue which is inclusive of both traditional and contemporary perspectives. We look forward to welcoming new communities to iMean and to New Zealand, weaving together innovative pathways to guide future research.

iMean6 aims to take a critical approach to and broad view of ‘weaving’ in the field, focused around (but not restricted to) the following themes:

- Working across disciplines and frameworks
- Innovative opportunities for sociopragmatic research
- Indigenous approaches to language use
- Diversity in and through languages
- New methods in discourse analysis and sociopragmatic research
- Meaning making in diverse networks
- Variation and meaning making in signed languages
- Ethnicity and marginalisation
- Norms and variation in im/polite language behaviour

Call for Papers:

Submission Details:

Panel Proposals:
Panel proposals are invited by 15 October 2018. Decisions about panels will be made by 15 November. Panel organisers should oversee abstracts from panel members, with up to 6 papers in a panel (2 X 90-minute slots). Individual panel members should submit abstracts via the website form by 15 October 2018. The lead contact should ensure all 6 papers are submitted with the same panel details (name/lead contact) in the provided field. Submissions can be made individually as long as these details are included.

Individual Papers:
Abstracts of no more than 350 words (not including references) are invited. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 October 2018. The name and affiliation of the author(s) should not be included in the body of the abstract. If your submission is part of a Panel, or you would like to propose your paper as part of one of the Colloquia, please state this clearly in your submission. Submissions will be taken via the online abstract submission form at

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