23.2055, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics/Portugal

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Subject: 23.2055, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics/Portugal

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Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:43:13
From: Isabelle Simões Marques [cortesia2012 at gmail.com]
Subject: Politeness: Reflections and (Re)inventions

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Full Title: Politeness: Reflections and (Re)inventions 

Date: 05-Sep-2012 - 07-Sep-2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal 
Contact Person: Isabel Simões
Meeting Email: cortesia2012 at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www2.uab.pt/cortesia2012/?setlang=en 

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

Call Deadline: 10-May-2012 

Meeting Description:

The ambiguity of the concept of politeness and its multiple definitions force us to question the centuries-old oppositions between social acceptability and spontaneity, authenticity and hypocrisy, refinement and boorishness, and to acknowledge that the social labels resulting from these oppressing dichotomies stratify and imprison us.

Politeness plays a central role in human behaviour as a form of indirect communication which can be used to persuade or to downplay power strategies. This universal behaviour, which can be observed in all societies but is at the same time difficult to delimit and comprehend, has become the object of study in a wide range of fields, such as literary and artistic studies, history, sociology and linguistics.

Politeness regulates human interactions and contributes to social balance, and its real, virtual or hidden forms have been constantly present in all discourses, from the political to the pedagogic, from ancient times to our own cyberlanguage age.

The aim of this conference is to promote exchanges and dialogue among various disciplines and approaches. Thus, we invite researchers from different fields to reflect on the fundamental nature of politeness as a strategy to shorten distances between ourselves and others and to highlight the essential value of verbal and social codes/rules in the construction of sociability.

In order to create a common space for reflection, the conference will focus on the following topics: 

I. Politeness and the construction of sociability
II. Politeness and its language and textual strategies
III. Politeness and its artistic and literary expressions

Plenary Speakers:

Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni, Université Lyon 2
Maria Helena Araújo Carreira, Université Paris 8
Antonio Briz, Universitat de València

Scientific Committee:

Ana Lúcia Tinoco Cabral (Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul - S. Paulo)
Antonio Briz (Universitàt de València)
Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni (Université de Lyon 2)
Carlos Reis (Universidade de Coimbra)
Fernanda Miranda Menéndez (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Isabel Margarida Duarte (Universidade do Porto)
Luiz Antônio Silva (USP - Universidade S. Paulo)
Maria Aldina Marques (Universidade do Minho)
Maria Antónia Coutinho (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Maria Helena Araújo Carreira (Université Paris 8)

Organizing Committee:

Isabel Roboredo Seara (Universidade Aberta e CLUNL) (Coordenadora)
Carlos Clamote Carreto (Universidade Aberta)
Isabel Barros Dias (Universidade Aberta)
Isabel Sebastião (CLUNL)
Isabelle Simões Marques (Universidade de Coimbra e CLUNL)
Rosalice Pinto (CLUNL) 

Registration Fees:

Before 30 June 2012: 100 euros
After 30 June 2012: 120 euros
Students (undergraduate, Master's, PhD): 20 euros 

2nd Call for Papers: 

The conference will be organized into plenary sessions with guest speakers and parallel sessions, for which we invite you to submit your proposals for papers. We hope that all participants will contribute actively to the conference by sharing with others their experiences and views in the various sessions. 

Participants can send a proposal for an oral presentation (maximum 300 words). Individual papers are welcome. 

The applications will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. 

The abstract can be written in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and should include the following elements: 

a) Full title of presentation/paper 
b) Abstract (maximum 300 words) 
c) Author or authors of the paper 
d) Affiliation or research center 
e) Email address 
f) Short curriculum vitae (maximum 100 words) 

Conference languages: Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish 

A selection of the best papers will be published in a volume. 

The deadline for proposal submission is 10 May 2012. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 10 June 2012. 

Abstracts should be sent by email as a Word attachment to: cortesia2012 at gmail.com.

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