LINGUIST List 29.4036

Wed Oct 17 2018

Calls: Ling & Literature/Serbia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 14-Oct-2018
From: Nikola Tatar <>
Subject: Language, Literature, Context 2019
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Full Title: Language, Literature, Context 2019
Short Title: LLC 2019

Date: 12-Apr-2019 - 13-Apr-2019
Location: Niš, Serbia
Contact Person: Nikola Tatar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2019

Meeting Description:

In the past decades, in linguistics, literary criticism, culture studies, and interdisciplinary
fields that include sociology, psychology, and media studies, the proliferation of the term context
as well as the related ones contextual, (de)contextualization, context-(in)dependent, etc. might be
considered a sort of a ''contextual turn,'' as opposed to various formalist paradigms that focus on
autonomous phenomena. The notion of context, from its distant Latin etymology of weaving
something together, and the traditional philological use to denote simply a text that surrounds
or is directly connected with some other part referred to, in the work of Malinowski, Firth and
Halliday was expanded to include not only the linguistic context, but more importantly, the
situational and cultural ones as well. In the most recent, cognitivist models the notion of
cognitive context includes also the background knowledge, assumptions and beliefs of the
participants in the communicative event. All these can dynamically influence the formation and
interpretation of utterances, texts and discourses.

Goodwin and Duranti in their still very influential volume Rethinking Context: Language
as an Interactive Phenomenon (1992: 32) stated: ‘‘The notion of context stands at the cutting
edge of much contemporary research into the relationship between language, culture and social
organization’’. With this in mind, the aim of the conference Language, Literature, Context is to
examine context as a dynamic and relational notion, from the perspective of literary theory and
linguistics. We invite you to explore how language is formed, used and understood depending on
various linguistic and non-linguistic contextual parameters, and how literary and non-literary
texts can influence and be influenced by historical, cultural, and intellectual framework,
temporal, spacial and social settings, discursive elements, interpersonal and cognitive factors.

Call for Papers:

Language, Literature, Context Conference

On behalf of the LLC Organising Committee, it is our pleasure to send you the first Call for Papers containing information on the forthcoming conference Language, Literature, Context, organized by the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš, which will be held on 12 and 13 April 2019.

Conference languages are English and Serbian, for 15-minute presentations followed by 5 minute discussion time.

If you would like to participate, please fill in the registration form attached to this Call and submit it no later than January 25, 2019 to the following address:

The submitted abstracts will be reviewed and assessed according to their compatibility with the conference topic, academic merit, topic originality, approach and research. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the mid-February 2019. A selection of papers will be published after the conference in a peer-reviewed two-volume Conference Proceedings.

Conference fee is 60 Euros (also payable in dinars), covering organisational costs, conference folder, refreshments during coffee breaks, buffet lunch on 12th April, and snacks before the closing of the conference on 13th April, as well as the costs of conference proceedings publication.
Conference dinner party (10 Euros) on 12th April 2019 is optional.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Niš!

- Language, Literature, Context Conference Organising Committee

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