[lg policy] Conference announcement and cfp: Experimental and empirical approaches to politeness and impoliteness

Marina Terkourafi mt217 at ILLINOIS.EDU
Tue Nov 1 01:28:39 UTC 2011


Dear colleagues,

Please find below the call for papers for *Experimental and empirical
approaches to politeness and impoliteness*, the third installment in the
Linguistic Impoliteness and Rudeness (LIAR) series of conferences, which
will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August
2012. The abstract submission deadline is January 31, 2012.

Please share this information with your students and colleagues. It will be
great to see many of you in Illinois next August!

Best regards,

Marina Terkourafi
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*Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Politeness and Impoliteness (LIAR
III)*
August 29-31, 2012
Urbana IL

Among the most exciting developments of the past couple of years in
im/politeness research is the explicit link with cognitive science made in
ongoing research on reasoning within experimental and game-theoretic
pragmatics. The importance of this research is being increasingly
recognized, with social and emotive factors in utterance production and
interpretation emerging as a new focus in several areas of language study.

'Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Politeness and Impoliteness' is
the third in a series of international conferences dedicated to Linguistic
Impoliteness and Rudeness (LIAR III) and the first in a series of
im/politeness symposia organized annually since 2005 to be held outside
Europe.

The specific goals of the conference are:

- To provide a platform for the presentation of the latest findings in
im/politeness research, with an emphasis on innovative approaches that
build on the methods of the sciences;
- To promote dialogue between scholars based in different parts of the
world who are carrying out im/politeness research;
- To help identify areas of high priority within im/politeness research and
help forge new international collaborations between linguists, social
psychologists and cognitive scientists that will address these areas;
- To heighten the profile of im/politeness research among scholars and
graduate students in the United States, and the Midwest in particular, by
showcasing its theoretical and methodological reach, and potential for
cross-disciplinary engagement.

The conference will take place from August 29-31, 2012, at the Levis
Faculty center of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois.

Call for Papers:

Researchers in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology,
Anthropology, and Communication are invited to submit abstracts of no more
than 400 words (excluding references) for oral or poster presentation by
January 31, 2012. Information about abstract submission will soon be
available via the conference website:

http://www.linguistics.illinois.edu/research/conferences/liariii/

The conference is open to any topic in the areas of linguistic politeness
and impoliteness. Papers on the following themes are especially welcome:

- Experimental investigations of face and im/politeness
- Individual differences in communicating im/politeness
- Prosody and im/politeness
- Im/politeness, language policy, and the role of the media
- Language-contact and heritage im/politeness
- Tu/Vous address systems in the era of globalization

Invited Speakers:

Jean-Fran├žois Bonnefon (CNRS, Toulouse)
Holly Cashman (University of New Hampshire)
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)
Bruce Fraser (Boston University)
Thomas Holtgraves (Ball State University)

The conference is generously supported by: the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, the College of Education, the Illinois Program for Research in
the Humanities, the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, the
Department of Linguistics, the Beckman Institute Cognitive Science /
Artificial Intelligence Committee, the Department of Educational
Psychology, and the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Conference organizing committee:

Marina Terkourafi (Chair)
Kiel Christianson (co-Chair)
Andrea Golato (co-Chair)
Rakesh Bhatt
Anna Maria Escobar
Zsuzsanna Fagyal
Tania Ionin
Michele Koven
Adrienne Lo
Rajeshwari Pandharipande
Duane Watson


-- 
Marina Terkourafi

Assistant Professor & Director for Modern Greek Studies
Associate Editor, *International Review of Pragmatics*
Series Editor, *Empirical Foundations of Theoretical Pragmatics*


Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 S Mathews Avenue, MC-168
Urbana, IL 61801

Telephone: +1 (217) 244-3061
Fax: +1 (217) 244-8430

http://faculty.las.illinois.edu/mt217/

NEW BOOK SERIES: www.brill.nl/eftp



-- 
Marina Terkourafi
Assistant Professor & Director for Modern Greek Studies
Associate Editor, *International Review of Pragmatics*
Series Editor, *Empirical Foundations of Theoretical Pragmatics*

Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 S Mathews Avenue, MC-168
Urbana, IL 61801

Telephone: +1 (217) 244-3061
Fax: +1 (217) 244-8430

http://faculty.las.illinois.edu/mt217/

NEW BOOK SERIES: www.brill.nl/eftp



-- 
Marina Terkourafi
Assistant Professor & Director for Modern Greek Studies
Associate Editor, *International Review of Pragmatics*
Series Editor, *Empirical Foundations of Theoretical Pragmatics*

Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 S Mathews Avenue, MC-168
Urbana, IL 61801

Telephone: +1 (217) 244-3061
Fax: +1 (217) 244-8430

http://faculty.las.illinois.edu/mt217/

NEW BOOK SERIES: www.brill.nl/eftp
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