29.3060, Calls: Italian; Pragmatics/China

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Subject: 29.3060, Calls: Italian; Pragmatics/China

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Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:37:33
From: Agnese Bresin [agnese.bresin at unimelb.edu.au]
Subject: Address Practices in Italian

Full Title: Address Practices in Italian 

Date: 09-Jul-2019 - 14-Jul-2019
Location: Hong Kong, China 
Contact Person: Agnese Bresin
Meeting Email: agnese.bresin at unimelb.edu.au

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics 

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 

Meeting Description:

Addressing each other is a complex operation, in which speakers position
themselves and their interlocutors in some form of relationship. With their
strong link to the situational context and to the wider cultural context, but
also to basic demographic features of interlocutors, address practices are
seen as revealing in terms of perceived identities and human relations.
Moreover, the study of address practices can speak about large scale societal
changes, as well as about developments in relationships between individuals.
Address research has produced a large body of studies from a variety of
disciplines and involving various languages. The growing interest in this area
is evident, for instance, from INAR, an International Network of Address
Researchers, with its annual bibliography and regular conferences, and the
launch of the dedicated book series Topics in Address Research by John

The Italian case is of particular interest in this field of study for a number
of reasons, including the status and geographical distribution of ''voi'' in
relation to ''tu'' and ''lei'', the significant diatopic variation expected
and the complex relationship between regional varieties of Italian and the so
called ''Italian dialects''. Address practices in Italian have so far received
some attention from isolated researchers working in different parts of world,
but there has not been an organised effort in this sense yet.

Call for Papers:

The aim of this panel is to bring together researchers working on Italian
address practices from different perspectives, providing space for an informed
and highly specialised discussion in this field and opening opportunities for
future cooperation. 
Contributions on address practices in Italian are welcome from any discipline,
methodology and theoretical orientation, including, but not limited to: 

- qualitative, quantitative and mixed design studies; 
- synchronic and diachronic perspectives; 
- spoken, written and mediated language; 
- Italian dialects, regional varieties of Italian and minority languages; 
- translation and dubbing;
- teaching and learning Italian as a second/foreign language; 
- nominal address, pronominal address, greetings and combination thereof;
- contrastive, cross-cultural and inter-cultural studies. 

The total time allocated to each paper, to be delivered in English, is 30
minutes, with 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions.
Please send your expressions of interest to agnese.bresin at unimelb.edu.au by 1
October 2018 and your abstracts by 15 October 2018. Please note that all
abstracts must also be submitted separately by the individual contributors by
15 October 2018 via the conference web page. Visit the Call for Papers page
for details https://pragmatics.international/general/custom.asp?page=CfP


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