24.4652, Calls: Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Ling, Ling Theories/Poland

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Subject: 24.4652, Calls: Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Ling, Ling Theories/Poland

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Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:01:26
From: Ana Díaz-Negrillo [sle at ugr.es]
Subject: Epistemic Stance and Evidentiality

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Full Title: Epistemic Stance and Evidentiality 

Date: 11-Sep-2014 - 14-Sep-2014
Location: Poznań, Poland 
Contact Person: Dylan Glynn
Meeting Email: dglynn at univ-paris8.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 28-Nov-2013 

Meeting Description:

This theme session focuses on epistemic and evidential expressions for stance taking. The approach adopted here will be data-driven, with special use of corpora and/or discourse analysis. Modalised utterances, such as epistemic and evidential constructions, convey information about the speaker's assertions and attitudes in an interactive context. They can, therefore, be understood in terms of subjectivity, intersubjectivity, and objectivity. The direct subjective expression of a speaker's cognitive state (e.g., I think, I believe, I know, etc.) and the objective evidential expression of the perceived situation (e.g., it seems, it looks, it appears etc.) are both fundamental to understanding language use and the intersubjectivity of communication. Indeed, these three dimensions, the personal (subjective), interpersonal (intersubjective), and impersonal (objective), play a crucial role in the interaction between the source of knowledge/perception and the degree of certainty. 
Epistemic and evidential language is central to understanding and accounting for the construal and conception of scenes as well as the functions and intentions of utterances. The nature of this research places it at the crossroads of Cognitive and Functional Linguistics. The workshop seeks to advance an already established tradition through integrating these cognitive and functional frameworks. 
The workshop will build on the work by Benveniste (1971), Langacker (1985, 1987), Traugott (1989), Guentchéva (1996), Nuyts (2001), Mushin (2001), Brisard (2002), Scheibman (2002), Kärkkäinen (2003), Verhagen (2005), Cornillie (2007), Engelbretson (2007), Simon-Vandenbergen & Aijmer (2007), Ekberg & Paradis (2009), Hunston (2010), and others.

Final Call for Papers:

Extended deadline: November 28

Title: Epistemic stance and evidentiality: Corpus and discourse approaches to subjectivity and intersubjectivity 

We invite contributions dealing with topics related to epistemicity and evidentiality in relation to questions of (inter)subjectivity and objectivity in an intra- and interlinguistic context. Examples of research areas include:
- Assessment / operationalisation of the (inter)subjective dimension of epistemicity and evidentiality
- Constructions and strategies available for speakers in stance taking
- Different ways of stance taking (e.g., near-synonymy studies)
- Different meanings of epistemic expressions (e.g., the multiple meanings of think)
- Cross-linguistic studies in epistemicity and evidentiality
- (Inter)subjective considerations in epistemicity and evidentiality
- Interactive framing and construal of stance taking
- Adverbial and adjectival expressions of stance and evidentiality
- Constructions and grammatical patterns of epistemic and evidential expressions (e.g., complementation types)
- Discursive patterns of epistemicity and evidentiality
- Prosody and intonation patterns in stance taking
- Grammaticalization in epistemic expressions
- Reported speech, modalisation markers, and evidentiality
Instructions for Abstract Submission:

- Short abstracts of 300 words (excluding references) should clearly specify the (i) research question(s), (ii) method and data, and (iii) the (expected) results.
- Abstracts should be sent to: epistemicitySLE2014 at gmail.com
- Please use a modifiable file format such as .doc, .rtf, or .odt
For further information, please contact the conference conveners:

Françoise Doro-Mégy: fdoro at free.fr
Dylan Glynn: dglynn at univ-paris8.fr
Karolina Krawczak: karolina at wa.amu.edu.pl

Extended deadline: November 28, 2013
Notification: November 30, 2013 
If accepted, longer abstracts of 500 words (excluding references) will need to be submitted separately to the central conference organisers by the 15 January 2014.

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