LINGUIST List 29.2966

Thu Jul 19 2018

Calls: Pragmatics/China

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Date: 19-Jul-2018
From: Anita Fetzer <>
Subject: Quotation in Political Discourse
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Full Title: Quotation in Political Discourse

Date: 09-Jun-2019 - 14-Jun-2019
Location: Hong Kong, China
Contact Person: Anita Fetzer
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2018

Meeting Description:

Quotation in Political Discourse
Anita Fetzer & Elda Weizman

This panel examines quotation from form-based and function-based perspectives, focussing on their strategic use in political discourse. It considers the forms and functions of quotation across different speech communities and different sociocultural contexts, across different communicative genres, activities and modalities – in particular argumentation, positioning, translation and personal narratives.

Quotation has been defined as a case of mention, and thus – as metarepresentation; it is therefore different from a classical communicative act which is typically a case of use. Accordingly, it may include all forms of direct speech, indirect speech and mixed types. In a quotation, a quoter metarepresents the communicative act to be quoted and (re)contextualizes it through relevant contextual coordinates, in particular source and other participants, quotative, quoted, as well as temporal, local and discursive contextual parameters.

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions which address the following questions:

- Quotation and translation
- Quotation in digital political discourse
- Quotation in CMC
- Quotation in professional / elite political discourse
- Quotation in grassroot discourse
- Quotation in political argumentation and political decision-making
- Quotation and the construction of identities
- Quotation and adaptation
- Quotation as ironic representation

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Anita Fetzer and Elda Weizman by October 1, 2018 and/or by October 15 to the IPrA site:

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