LINGUIST List 29.562

Fri Feb 02 2018

Calls: English, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Pragmatics, Socioling/Czech Republic

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Date: 02-Feb-2018
From: Isabel Cristina Costa Alves Ermida <iermidailch.uminho.pt>
Subject: 14th ESSE Conference - Seminar 04: The Language of Cyberbullying: Verbal Aggression in Online Communication
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Full Title: 14th ESSE Conference - Seminar 04: The Language of Cyberbullying: Verbal Aggression in Online Communication

Date: 28-Aug-2018 - 02-Sep-2018
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Isabel Ermida
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.esse2018brno.org/

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

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2018

Meeting Description:

Today’s massive use, and misuse, of the Internet has spread socially problematic behaviour to the virtual world. Attitudes of intolerance and prejudice, together with disguised or outspoken forms of hate speech, as well as other aggressive phenomena, such as bullying, stalking and trolling, form a spectrum of hostility that asks for linguistic examination. This seminar aims to analyse the linguistic forms and the discursive strategies of what can be generally regarded as persecution and segregation in computer-mediated communication. It invites approaches to a variety of linguistic indicators, not only at the lexical-semantic, stylistic and rhetorical levels, but also (inter)actionally and pragmatically, including instances of conflict talk, disagreement and offense. In particular, it welcomes insight into the sociolinguistic variables in which the topic finds transversal expression, such as age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and, more broadly, identity (be it sexual, social or religious), as voiced in various electronic discussion forums.

Convenors:

Isabel Ermida, Minho University, Braga, Portugal, iermidailch.uminho.pt
Minna Palander-Collin, Helsinki University, Finland, minna.palander-collinhelsinki.fi

2nd Call for Papers:

This seminar invites papers addressing the broad topic of online aggression from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, such as discourse analysis, intercultural pragmatics, corpus linguistics and media studies, among others. It welcomes insights into various sociolinguistic variables that shape and influence verbal aggression online in electronic discussion forums, such as age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and, more broadly, identity (be it sexual, social or religious). In particular, it intends to discuss those linguistic forms and discursive strategies that persecution, segregation, and discrimination assume in computer-mediated social platforms. The aim is thus to establish the linguistic trends and the social motifs that Internet talk exhibits when prejudice is voiced.

Possible topics include:

- Lexical, stylistic, rhetoric, and morpho-syntactic features of online prejudice
- Sociolinguistic variation in the expression of hostility online
- Cross-cultural variation in hostile CMC
- Ethical responses to cyberaggression: intervention, correction, repair
- (Im)polite aggressiveness, disagreement, and confrontation online
- Implicitness in online conflict talk: presuppositions and implicatures
- Multimodal swearing and insulting on the Internet
- Online aggression and humour
- Political incorrectness online
- Online aggression, ideology, and power: in/out-group dynamics and the majority/minority duality

Please send a 250-word abstract (excluding references) to both convenors (iermidailch.uminho.pt; minna.palander-collinhelsinki.fi) by 15 February 2018.
Acceptance will be notified by 28 February 2018.


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