[lg policy] Fwd: [LINGANTH] EPICS VI - Deadline extended

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 3 20:38:58 UTC 2013


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 “pragmatic perspectives on language aggression and conflict”


University of Seville
12-14 MAY 2014



Dear colleagues:

The research group “Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish):
Pragmatic and Discourse Issues” is pleased to announce the upcoming Sixth
International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
(EPICS VI, after the Spanish acronym for “Encuentros de Pragmática
Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social”). EPICS VI will be held on 12th-14th May
2014, at the University of Seville, Spain.

After having addressed issues related to (im)politeness, intercultural
pragmatics, interlanguage pragmatics and relevance theory in previous
editions, the sixth EPICS Symposium turns its attention to conflict in
language. Under the umbrella theme “Pragmatic Perspectives on Language
Aggression and Conflict”, EPICS VI aims at providing a forum for
practitioners of pragmatics and other related disciplines to present on
their latest research, as well as to share experiences and suggest new
avenues for research. EPICS VI also wishes to create awareness among
graduate students of the growing interest in this area of linguistic
expertise within the broad field of pragmatics.

We are very honoured that Professor Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster
University) and Professor John Joseph (The University of Edinburgh) have
agreed to be EPICS VI keynote speakers.

EPICS VI will also host the European launching of the Journal of Language
Aggression and Conflict. Co-edited by Pilar Garcés Blitvich(University of
North Carolina at Charlotte) and Maria Sifianou(National and Kapodistrian
University of Athens), JLAC focuses on the study of aggression and
conflict, as manifested in language, from different perspectives such as
discursive, pragmatic, sociolinguistic, cultural, cognitive, applied
linguistics, or anthropological. Because of the thematic connections
between JLAC and EPICS VI, a selection of the best contributions presented
at EPICS VI will be published in a special issue JLAC (see more information
about publication below).


1. Conference Presentations Types

We welcome original papers, written in English, on any of the subjects that
come within the list of conference topics below or on any other topic
related to language aggression and conflict. Presentations can be made in
any of the following types:

A)    Individual oral presentations

These must be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions
and discussion.

B)    Themed panels

These must contain a number of thematically-related papers, each of which
must be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and
discussion. Proposals for panels should also include a chair.

C)    Posters

Participants presenting a poster must obey the following norms:

·         Posters should be no larger than 118,9 x 84,1 cm (A0).
·         They may be printed in colour or in black and white.
·         Poster presenters must bring a printed copy of their poster with
them to the conference. Note that there will not be printing facilities at
the conference venue. Presenters will also be responsible for displaying
the poster and turning it down at the time and in the place designated by
the conference organisers.


2. Topics:

EPICS VI especially focuses, but is not limited tocontributions, that
address, explore or analyse in depth language aggression and conflict from
a pragmatic perspective, as well as to works that present theoretical
developments and practical applications on, among others, the following
topics:

- Gender differences in language aggression and conflict
- Language aggression and conflict among family members
- Language aggression and conflict in work/academic settings
- Language aggression, conflict and identity
- Emotional communication and conflict
- Impoliteness
- Language aggression and conflict in the classroom
- Language aggression and conflict in political discourse
- Language aggression and conflict in the (digital) media.
- Language aggression and conflict in inter/cross cultural communication
- Language aggression and conflict in service encounters
- (Intercultural) Business and conflict
- Forensic linguistics


3. Submissions:

Proposals must be sent as email attachment to both Manuel Padilla Cruz (
mpadillacruz at us.es) and Reyes Gómez Morón (rgommor at upo.es). Proposals must
contain the following information:

A)    Oral presentations and posters

Contributors to EPICS VI, regardless of whether they give an oral
presentation or present a poster, must submit a one-page abstract no longer
than 350 words, accompanied by the following information:

i.                    Author’s name(s) and affiliation
ii.                  Title of paper
iii.                Audio-visual equipment required (computer, VHS video,
OHP, etc.)
iv.                E-mail address(es)
v.                  Postal address(es)


B)    Themed panels

Panel proposals must include a one-page abstract no longer than 350 words
for the panel, accompanied by the respective 350-word abstracts for each of
the presentations included in the panel. The following information must
also be included for each of the papers in the panel:

i.                    Author’s name(s) and affiliation
ii.                  Title of paper
iii.                Audio-visual equipment required (computer, VHS video,
OHP, etc.)
iv.                E-mail address(es)
v.                  Postal address(es)



4. Dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts has been extended to 13th December 2013.
Proposals will be peer-reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent
by 15th January. The organising committee will plan the programme as soon
as it has selected the successful abstracts, so please indicate on the
abstracts if you cannot present your paper on any day of the conference
(12th-14th May), as it is very difficult to reschedule papers after the
programme has been planned.


5. Publication:

After the Symposium, EPICS VI participants are invited to submit revised
and extended versions of their work for publication in any of the following
venues:

A)    Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. Guidelines for
publication can be found at http://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/jlac/main

B)    An edited collection. Style guidelines will be provided in due course.

In both cases, the final text can be submitted after the Symposium, but no
later than 31st July 2014.


6. Conference Fees:

Until January 30th, 2014 From January 30th, onwards
Attendants  ...................................100 € Attendants
.....................................  125 €
Speakers  ......................................150 € Speakers
......................................... 175 €

                These fees are for the full conference (12th-14th May) and
include the conference pack, coffee breaks and lunches. There will be a
conference dinner, whose price is NOT included in the conference fee. The
account to deposit the registration fee will be announced once papers have
been accepted. Presentations will not be included in the final program if
registration fees have not been prepaid. Please note that payment on site
will NOT be possible. Information about accommodation will also be included.


7. Conference website:
The conference website, where you will find information about registration,
accommodation and other important issues, will be available soon. So far,
you can follow us on Facebook (
https://www.facebook.com/pages/EPICS-VI/687704871269147), where you can
also find relevant updates.

We hope you will circulate this Call for Papers to your colleagues and
others in your professional network, and to any discussion groups to which
you may subscribe. For more information, feel free to contact us. We hope
to see you in May 2014, here in Seville.

Thank you for your interest.


Organising Committee:

Reyes Gómez Morón (rgommor at upo.es)
Manuel Padilla Cruz (mpadillacruz at us.es)
Lucía  Fernández Amaya (lferama at upo.es)
María de la O Hernández López (mariolahl at upo.es)
Manuel Mejías Borrero (mmejbor at upo.es)

Scientific committee:

Angela Ardington, The University of Sydney
Patricia Bou Franch, Universitat de València
Derek Bousfield, Manchester Metropolitan University
Diana Boxer, University of Florida
Grace H. Chung, Seoul National University
María Victoria Escandell Vidal, UNED
Bruce Fraser, Boston University
Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Michael Haugh, Griffith University
Thomas Holtgraves, Ball State University
Cornelia Ilie, Zayed University
Nuria Lorenzo Dus, Swansea University
Jim O’Driscoll, University of Huddersfield
Theodossia S. Pavlidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Barbara Pizziconi, SOAS, University of London
María Elena Placencia, Birbeck College, University of London
Yongping Ran, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Maria Sifianou, University of Athens
Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University



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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

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