27.3464, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics/UK

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Subject: 27.3464, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics/UK

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Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:34:01
From: Ying Yang [yingyang at ucla.edu]
Subject: Deixis in Discourse

 
Full Title: Deixis in Discourse 

Date: 16-Jul-2017 - 21-Jul-2017
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Ying Yang
Meeting Email: yingyang at ucla.edu
Web Site: http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.CONFERENCE15&n=1516 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics 

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2016 

Meeting Description:

Deixis (or indexicals) has long been one of the key research topics in
pragmatics because it links the structure of language and the context in which
a deictic expression is used (Levinson, 1983). Apart from its canonical
deictic uses, it also has various kinds of extended discourse pragmatic
functions. For instance, the second person pronoun can be used impersonally in
many languages (e.g. You see a crime, you report it); it can also be used
metalinguistically to elicit addressee’s attention and display the speaker’s
strong stance (Biq 1991).

Demonstratives and possessive pronouns can likewise develop beyond their
referential uses to convey different shades of speaker emotion and attitude
(e.g. Lakoff 1974; Rybarczyk 2015). For example, in addition to developing
into grammatical markers such as connectives, complementizers, definite
articles, focus markers, nonverbal copulas, etc. (Diessel 1999),
demonstratives are often also used as markers of speaker’s subjective and
intersubjective stance (see Kratochvil 2011; Nagaya 2011; Schapper & San Roque
2011). 

Recent studies have also begun to explore the dynamic embedded properties of
deixis in natural conversation. Among the questions of interest in these
discourse studies are how deictic expressions interact with bodily conducts
such as gaze orientations and gestures (Goodwin 2003; Stukenbrock 2014) and
how indexicals such as demonstratives are used to project possible upcoming
actions in talk (Hayashi 2004). These dynamic properties of indexicals in
interactional talk have yet to be investigated in languages other than
English. 

For further queries, please contact the panel organizers:

Foong Ha Yap (foong.ha.yap at polyu.edu.hk) or Ying Yang (yingyang at ucla.edu)


Call for Papers:

This panel thus welcomes submissions on the extended uses of versatile
indexicals across a wide range of languages, preferably using a variety of
discourse analytical frameworks, to gain a fuller understanding of robust
similarities and subtle language-specific variations in the grammaticalization
and pragmaticization of indexicals, including but not restricted to the
non-deictic and non-referential uses of demonstratives and possessive
pronouns. 

The internal deadline for our panel contributions is 1 October 2016. Please
send your abstract to Foong Ha Yap (foong.ha.yap at polyu.edu.hk) and/or Ying
Yang (yingyang at ucla.edu) before the deadline. 

Please note that all the accepted abstracts should also be submitted to IPrA
online by 15 October 2016:

http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.CONFERENCE15&n=1516




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