27.3753, Calls: Disc Analysis, Philosophy of Lang, Pragmatics, Socioling/Germany

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Subject: 27.3753, Calls: Disc Analysis, Philosophy of Lang, Pragmatics, Socioling/Germany

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Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:58:06
From: Angelika Mietzner [a.mietzner at uni-koeln.de]
Subject: Performance and Representation in Language: The Other's Other

 
Full Title: Performance and Representation in Language: The Other's Other 

Date: 25-Sep-2017 - 26-Sep-2017
Location: Cologne, Germany 
Contact Person: Anne Storch
Meeting Email: anne.storch at uni-koeln.de

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2017 

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together new and engaged
contributions on the language of inversion and mimesis. We hope to feature
contributions on the decentering and de-marginalization of language practices,
which, as a form of post-colonial mimesis, portray the Other from the
perspective of marginality and subalternity. The Other, who is normally
defined in the sense of Fabian (1983), where he is not only different, but
remote and inferior, and constructed in relation to the Self has often been
denied to have a voice himself (Spivak 1988). But this Other is constructed by
productively filling derogatory, trashy labels with new meaning, so that the
resulting Other’s Other can speak back, laugh back, and stain the arena in
which the Other was formerly ostracized and discarded. The type of space in
which the encounter of the Other and the Other’s Other takes place plays an
important role in the communicative behavior and language use of both. For
example, in terms of language norms under-specified spaces as well as
non-places (like beaches, airports, party areas, but also digital spaces)
promote encounters of this kind and may force the use of a language of mimesis
and inversion.

As a powerful means to turn the gaze from the center to the margins, and to
look at what has been discarded, communities and individuals who adopt, as an
act of post-colonial mimesis and reflexivity, ascribed negative labels,
derogatory identities and abusive terminology and use them in fresh contexts
as forms of self-ironic emblems, they remodel ascribed roles. Constructing the
Other’s Other thereby does several things: it removes part of the context that
helps to construct marginality and recaptures low class styles – the noisy and
messy, and it provides a form of mobility across conceptional spaces.


Call for Papers:

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together new and engaged
contributions on the language of inversion and mimesis. We invite
contributions on the decentering and de-marginalization of language practices,
which, as a form of post-colonial mimesis, portray the Other from the
perspective of marginality and subalternity. We would like to invite
contributions for the following strands:

- Subversion and queering 
- The language of inversion 
- Othering and humor
- Discourse on trash and camp
- Naming and swearing
- Secrecy and othering
- Silence and unintelligibility

Abstracts should not be more than 300 words. All abstracts should be submitted
via email to anne.storch at uni-koeln.de.




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