LINGUIST List 30.4294

Mon Nov 11 2019

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Ling & Literature, Sociolinguistics/Finland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 28-Oct-2019
From: Maria Julku <>
Subject: Transcultural Encounters 3: Debate! Language, Culture and Information in Interaction
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Full Title: Transcultural Encounters 3: Debate! Language, Culture and Information in Interaction

Date: 11-Jun-2020 - 12-Jun-2020
Location: Oulu, Finland
Contact Person: Maria Julku
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

The third Transcultural Encounters Conference will take place at the University of Oulu from 11 - 12 June, 2020. The theme of the conference is Debate! Language, Culture and Information in Interaction. The conference is organised by the TCERC, Transcultural Encounters Research Center. The conference invites scholars to join in to a fruitful and friendly debate on histories and futures of debating. It focuses on questions which are of interest e.g. for historians, cultural researchers, and cultural geographers, as well as for researchers of sociolinguistics (e.g. language contacts and minority languages), literary scholars and social scientists.

Call for Papers:

Topics and keywords for submissions may include some of the following (not exclusively):

- Arenas of debate in change: what were the spaces of debate in the past; what are they today; where and how does debating take place tomorrow? How do arenas and venues of debate affect modes of interaction? (in parliaments, courtrooms, newspapers, salons, the internet?)
- Disinformation/misinformation in history
- Languages of debate: how have people used language, both verbal and non-verbal, in arguing for their cause?
- Topics and rhetoric of debate in interaction: how do rhetorical forms and genres effect topics of debate, and vice versa?
- Politics, theatre and literature – today, and in the past
- Silenced debate: how has debate been restricted? How have different groups been marginalized or prevented from participating in discussion?

Please find the full CFP and any updates on the Transcultural Encounters Research Center website:

Page Updated: 11-Nov-2019