29.2983, Calls: Pragmatics/China

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LINGUIST List: Vol-29-2983. Sat Jul 21 2018. ISSN: 1069 - 4875.

Subject: 29.2983, Calls: Pragmatics/China

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Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 14:49:16
From: Jan Chovanec [chovanec at phil.muni.cz]
Subject: Creating and Sharing Public Humour across the Media

Full Title: Creating and Sharing Public Humour across the Media 

Date: 09-Jun-2019 - 14-Jun-2019
Location: Hong Kong, China 
Contact Person: Jan Chovanec
Meeting Email: chovanec at phil.muni.cz

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics 

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 

Meeting Description:

Humour forms an inseparable part of many communicative situations. Its
functions range from being an accessory to information transmission to an
entirely purposeful activity in itself. While many forms of typically
conversational humour are intended to make sense only to the interlocutors
present in the communicative act, humour in the media is, by default, public
and much less audience-specific. This holds both for the traditional media and
social media, where a huge amount of user-generated content is circulated,
thanks to digital technology and Web 2.0.

In this panel, we aim to explore the forms and functions of humour in
traditional as well as social media, being interested in how speakers,
interlocutors and users design and make sense of humorous messages in public
and semi-public, technology-mediated contexts. The papers will explore diverse
issues in the quickly developing field of pragmatics of humour including (but
not limited to):

- Humorous intent and effects, both intentional and unintended
- (Re-)mediatization of humour across platforms (traditional to social and
vice versa)
- Humorous recycling and intertextual echoes of humorous forms
- Multimodality in memes and viral forms of humour
- Relationship between verbal and multimodal humour, etc.

Overall, this panel is meant to offer a platform for linguists studying the
pragmatics of select forms of verbal and multimodal humour in traditional and
social media. We welcome submissions addressing these topics from all manner
of pragmatic approaches in order to better understand the specificity of
humour in traditional and social media across a range of genres of mediated
communication, including non-humorous televisual and telecinematic genres,
humour in television series and films, conversational humour in social media
interactions, memes and other multimodal humour in the social media.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of 250 - 500 words (including references) can be submitted via the
IPrA conference website https://ipra2019.exordo.com/. Additional information
regarding the abstract submission process can be found at


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