29.2974, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics/China

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Subject: 29.2974, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics/China

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Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:22:58
From: Hatime Çiftçi [hatime.ciftci at es.bau.edu.tr]
Subject: Pragmatics of English as a Lingua Franca Discourse

Full Title: Pragmatics of English as a Lingua Franca Discourse 

Date: 09-Jun-2019 - 14-Jun-2019
Location: Hong Kong, China 
Contact Person: Hatime Çiftçi
Meeting Email: hatime.ciftci at es.bau.edu.tr
Web Site: https://pragmatics.international/general/custom.asp?page=CfP 

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

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 

Meeting Description:

Understanding Non-native Speaker Communication: Pragmatics of English as a
Lingua Franca (ELF) discourse
Panel organized by Hatime Çiftçi (Bahçeşehir University) and Yasemin Bayyurt
(Boğaziçi University)

This panel will be focusing on subtleties of pragmatic features in ELF
discourse, in which ELF users co-construct, negotiate, and maintain their
meaning. When ELF users engage in social interaction, they indeed contribute
to variations in ELF discourse (Mauranen, 2018) by employing various pragmatic
strategies (e.g., repetitions, paraphrasing, code-switching, idioms, etc.) and
displaying a high level of interactional and pragmatic competence (Jenkins et
al., 2011) to keep communication on. Examining language use in ELF discourse,
the panel thus focuses on micro-pragmatic or macro-pragmatic aspects of ELF
discourse in alignment with the contributors.

Call for Papers:

The potential panel participants are expected to focus on qualitative,
quantitative, mixed, corpus-based, and/or textual analysis of focal pragmatic
features in either face-to-face or online communication where ELF interactions
take place. In terms of ELF domains, studies may analyze instances of ELF
discourse in business/workplace, academic, family, and other relevant
settings. We welcome papers that explore mainly but not only on the following
research questions:

(1) How do ELF users construct and sustain mutual understanding and
intelligibility in such interactions? 
(2) What pragmatic strategies do they utilize to do so? And how? 
(3) How does their use of pragmatic strategies help construct discourse-level
meaning, such as identity, stance, resistance, (inter)subjectivity, and more? 

Other relevant aspects pertaining to pragmatics of ELF discourse might include
pragmatic creativity, discourse markers, multilingual resources with pragmatic
functions, as well as power dynamics. Additionally, studies on sociopragmatic
understanding of ELF users regarding social factors (e.g., social status and
distance) and/or relevant attitudes are of great importance in this panel. The
concluding discussion will identify intersecting ideas across studies
highlighting the similarities and differences between domains of ELF discourse
and modes (face-to-face or online) being investigated in relation to
pragmatics. This panel aims to have an impact on ELF research while
specifically delineating pragmatics of ELF discourse for a further
understanding of nonnative communication in its own right.    

If you wish to contribute to our panel, please send your abstracts (min. 250,
max 500 words) via both of the mails hatime.ciftci at es.bau.edu.tr (Hatime
Çiftçi) and bayyurty at boun.edu.tr (Yasemin Bayyurt), and via the conference
website: https://pragmatics.international/general/custom.asp?page=CfP by
October 15, 2018.


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