23.475, Calls: Pragmatics, Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Cognitive Sci/USA

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Subject: 23.475, Calls: Pragmatics, Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Cognitive Sci/USA

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Date: 30-Jan-2012
From: Marina Terkourafi [mt217 at illinois.edu]
Subject: Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness

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Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:23:13
From: Marina Terkourafi [mt217 at illinois.edu]
Subject: Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness

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Full Title: Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Im/Politeness 
Short Title: LIAR III 

Date: 29-Aug-2012 - 31-Aug-2012
Location: Urbana, IL, USA 
Contact Person: Marina Terkourafi
Meeting Email: liar.illinois at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.liar3.illinois.edu/ 

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

Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2012 

Meeting Description:

Among the most exciting developments of the past couple of years in im/politeness research is the explicit link with cognitive science made in ongoing research on reasoning within experimental and game-theoretic pragmatics. The importance of this research is being increasingly recognized, with social and emotive factors in utterance production and interpretation emerging as a new focus in several areas of language study. 

'Empirical and Experimental Approaches to Politeness and Impoliteness' is the third in a series of international conferences dedicated to Linguistic Impoliteness and Rudeness (LIAR III) and the first in a series of im/politeness symposia organized annually since 2005 to be held outside Europe.  

The specific goals of the conference are:

- To provide a platform for the presentation of the latest findings in im/politeness research, with an emphasis on innovative approaches that build on the methods of the sciences;
- To promote dialogue between scholars based in different parts of the world who are carrying out im/politeness research;
- To help identify areas of high priority within im/politeness research and help forge new international collaborations between linguists, social psychologists and cognitive scientists that will address these areas;
- To heighten the profile of im/politeness research among scholars and graduate students in the United States, and the Midwest in particular, by showcasing its theoretical and methodological reach, and potential for cross-disciplinary engagement.

The conference will take place from August 29-31, 2012, at the Levis Faculty center of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. 

Invited Speakers & Titles of Talks:

Jean-Fran├žois Bonnefon (CNRS, Toulouse): 'Experiments on Politeness and Reasoning'
Holly Cashman (University of New Hampshire): 'Regulating the (Un)acceptable: Public Service Announcements, Insults and (Im)polite Society
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University): 'The Prosody of (Im)politeness'
Thomas Holtgraves (Ball State University): 'Face-Work and Utterance Interpretation'
Invited discussant: Bruce Fraser (Boston University) 

Call for Papers:

NB: The abstract submission deadline has been extended to February 20.

Researchers in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Anthropology, and Communication are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 400 words by the extended call deadline (February 20) via the conference website:


Please address questions to liar-iii at illinois.edu. We look forward to receiving your abstracts by Monday, February 20.

For the organizing committee
Marina Terkourafi (Chair)

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