27.3494, Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics, Typology/UK

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Subject: 27.3494, Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics, Typology/UK

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Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:28:46
From: Miki Hanazaki [mikikazuhana at yahoo.co.jp]
Subject: Linguistic Expressions and Devices that Yield the Implicature of Cause and Effect

 
Full Title: Linguistic Expressions and Devices that Yield the Implicature of Cause and Effect 

Date: 16-Jul-2017 - 21-Jul-2017
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Miki Hanazaki
Meeting Email: mikikazuhana at yahoo.co.jp

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics; Typology 

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2016 

Meeting Description:

Implicature has been a big issue in pragmatics since Grice (1975), and a
considerable amount of research has been conducted to reveal ways in which the
interlocutors yield many implications, one of which is the implication of
cause and effect. Obviously, one device of inviting the interpretation of
cause and effect is to use lexical terms which shows such relation, including
'because' as in the sentence 'I was in bed because of a cold'.  However, the
same situation can be expressed by conveying the simultaneity of two events as
in 'I was in bed as I had a cold', 'I was in bed with a cold' or 'Being sick,
I was in bed'. Also, showing that the two events occur in a temporal sequence
also implies the cause and effect relation as in 'He died after the stroke'.
Another linguistic device to invite the interpretation of cause and effect
relation is a simple juxtaposing of two events, as in 'I was in bed. I had a
cold'. And of course, the cohesion within the discourse plays a great role in
the production of the implicature.

The purpose of this panel is to examine 1) what kind of expressions and
devices are available cross-linguistically to yield the implicature of cause
and effect, 2) to explore which devices are universal / culture-specific in
making the interlocutors interpret expressions as having such implications,
and 3) what kind of mechanisms are involved in the construal of such
interpretation.

Currently, this panel has five presentations by six speakers, who will analyze
data in Japanese, English, German, and Spanish. Some papers in the
presentations will deal with the lexical items that involve the fabrication of
the implicature, some will deal with sports broadcasting or newspaper and
journal articles that let the receivers interpret the discourse as cause and
effect, and some will deal with the metaphor that is involved in the
construal.


Call for Papers:

We would like to welcome more participants with contributions that are
theoretically integrative or empirically grounded. Panel presenters are
encouraged to discuss expressions and devices from different disciplinary
approaches based on diverse language data.

To submit an abstract for consideration in this panel:

1) Register as a member in IPrA at
http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=*HOME&n=1227 if you are not a member already
2) Navigate to http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.CONFERENCE15&n=1516
3) Log onto IPRA's website as a member using the login link at the top right
4) Click ''CONTRIBUTE'' on the left side
5) Click on ''Linguistic Expressions and Devices that Yield the Implicature of
Cause and Effect'' in the list of panels.
6) Submit the paper




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