LINGUIST List 31.1648

Mon May 18 2020

Calls: Anthro Ling, Disc Analysis, Ling Theories, Pragmatics, Socioling/Italy

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Date: 18-May-2020
From: Viviana Masia <viviana.masiagmail.com>
Subject: The Pragmatics of Evidentiality. Inter- and intra-linguistic perspectives on pragmatic aspects of evidentiality marking in communication
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Full Title: The Pragmatics of Evidentiality. Inter- and intra-linguistic perspectives on pragmatic aspects of evidentiality marking in communication

Date: 17-Dec-2020 - 18-Dec-2020
Location: Venice, Italy
Contact Person: Viviana Masia
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

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

Call Deadline: 25-Sep-2020

Meeting Description:

***Due to COVID-19, this conference has been postponed. Originally planned for July 2-3, the conference will now be held from December 17-18, 2020. Deadlines have been extended accordingly, and there is now the option for virtual presentations (see below). Please contact viviana.masiagmail.com with any questions***

New Dates:
Abstract submission: 25 September 2020
Notification of acceptance: 10 October 2020
Workshop dates: 17-18 December 2020

Over the last decades, evidentiality has become one of the central concerns of theoretical linguistics (cf. Chung 2005, Faller 2002, 2007, Izvorsky 1997, Matthewson et al. 2007, Squartini 2004 among many others) and of typological research (Chafe & Nichols 1986; Friedman 1986; Willett 1988; Aikhenvald 2004). Most of the theoretical research has investigated the relation between evidentiality, epistemic modality and speech act operators/modifiers, while the more pragmatically oriented research investigated the role of evidential markers in regulating social interactions (Aikhenvald 2004) and in establishing different conceptualizations of experience (Anderson 1986). If a lot has been said on the explicit morphological encoding of evidentiality in the world’s languages, little is known on its discourse dimension and, precisely, on the relation it bears on both the micro- and macro-pragmatic level of utterances. In fact, in some languages, evidential morphological markers seem to intersect with the expression of distinct illocutionary acts (Faller 2006, Murray 2017), with factuality of knowledge (Ohta 1994) or even with different informational articulations of utterances (Sánchez 2010; Shireman 2012). Within some relevance theoretic frameworks (Blakemore 1986; Ifantidou 2001), the encoding of evidential meanings has also been investigated in terms of the inferential reconstruction of the source of information and/or the speaker’s commitment to truth based on the evaluation of contextual and co-operational parameters (Grice 1975).

The workshop aims at a better understanding of the relation between (broad and narrow) evidentiality marking and these aspects of the discourse, with a view to probe into the discourse pragmatics of evidential values conveyed in an utterance and, precisely, those pragmatic strategies through which evidentiality encoding contributes to expressing usage conditions in conversation.

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Martina Faller (University of Manchester)
Uli Reich (Freie Universität Berlin)
Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)

Call for Papers:

Moving from the foregoing premises, the proposed workshop will address (but will not be limited to) the following topics:
1. Evidentiality and speech acts
2. Evidentiality and epistemic modality
3. Evidentiality and Information Structure: evidence from typological data and discourse analysis
4. Implicit communication and the encoding of evidential meaning
5. The evidential value(s) of presupposition and assertion in discourse
6. The pragmatic dimension of evidentiality in different text genres
7. Evidential pragmatic values conveyed by phonological patterns
8. Information structure and the grammaticalization of speaker commitment
and types of sources of information.

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 September 2020
Notification of acceptance: 10 October 2020
Workshop dates: 17-18 December 2020
Registration fees: 50 euros

Abstracts should not exceed 350 words (references excluded) and should be sent to the following email address: viviana.masiagmail.com by 25 September. Virtual presentations are allowed and encouraged for those who may not be able to travel to Italy in light of the COVID-19 situation.

A conference website is under construction and will be posted soon! Until then, please email viviana.masiagmail.com with any questions.

N.B. BANK TRANSFER DETAILS FOR REGISTRATION WILL BE COMMUNICATED ALONG WITH NOTIFICATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE.




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