[Ads-l] Meeting in Ottawa of DiPVaC3

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Wed Sep 2 15:10:21 UTC 2015


Forwarded on behalf of Stephen Levey (Ottawa) 

 

Dear All,

 

I would like to  draw your attention to Discourse-Pragmatic Variation &
Change 3 (DiPVaC3) scheduled to  take place at the University of Ottawa,
Canada between 4-6 May 2016. You will find a copy of the first call for
papers below. I would be immensely grateful if you could circulate  the call
for papers to any interested colleagues and students.

 

 

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC) is a biennial international
conference series which was devised to further the quantitative analysis of
variation and change at the level of discourse-pragmatics. Following the
success of DiPVaC1 in 2012 at the University of Salford, U.K., and DiPVaC2
in 2014 at Newcastle University, U.K., we are pleased to announce that
DiPVaC3 will be held between 4 and 6 May 2016 at the University of Ottawa,
Canada. The languages of the conference are English and French.

 

DiPVaC3 provides a platform for the presentation of cutting-edge research
into variation and change in the use of items and constructions often
referred to as discourse markers or pragmatic particles whose primary
functions are interpersonal and textual (e.g., well, like, you know, comme,
alors, doch, zwar, diciamo, dakedo). It also provides a forum for the
formation of new international and multidisciplinary research networks
exploring the theoretical and social importance of quantitative research
into discourse-pragmatic variation and change. The conference will bring
together participants from across the world to achieve multiple aims:

 

 

.       to discuss methodological, empirical and theoretical advancements in
the analysis of variation and change in the use of discourse-pragmatic
features;

.       to examine the social implications and applications of research into
the use of these features;

.       to promote the study of discourse-pragmatic variation and change
within and beyond linguistics.

 

 

The confirmed plenary speakers at DiPVaC3 are:

 

.       Shana Poplack   (University of Ottawa)

.       Laurel Brinton   (University of British Columbia)

.       Gaétane Dostie  (Université de Sherbrooke)

.       Suzanne Evans Wagner (Michigan State University)

 

 

We welcome abstracts in English or French dealing with, but not restricted
to, the following topics:

 

.       sociolinguistic patterns of discourse-pragmatic variation and change

.       discourse-pragmatic variation and change in contexts of language
contact

.       quantitative studies addressing the grammaticalization of
discourse-pragmatic features

.       contrastive/cross-linguistic studies of discourse-pragmatic
variation and change

.       methods in the quantitative analysis of discourse-pragmatic features

.       social and geographical diffusion patterns of innovative
discourse-pragmatic features

.       the role of discourse-pragmatic features in the construction and
negotiation of social identities

.       the acquisition of discourse-pragmatic variation by children, second
language learners and bilingual speakers

.       discourse-pragmatic variation and change across the lifespan

.       socio-perceptual studies of discourse-pragmatic variation

.       discourse-pragmatic variation across interactional, situational and
technological settings

.       implications and applications of discourse-pragmatic variation and
change within and beyond linguistic theory

 

Abstract submission guidelines

Details about abstract submission can be found on the conference website at:

 

English:      http://www.dipvac3.com/en/

French:       http://www.dipvac3.com/fr/

 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2015 Notification of
acceptance: 15 January 2016

Conference: 4-6 May 2016

 

Local organizer

Stephen Levey   slevey at uottawa.ca

 

Contact

Please direct all enquiries to: slevey at uottawa.ca

 

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