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LINGUIST List 23.12

Tue Jan 03 2012

Calls: English, Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Pragmatics/Turkey

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        1.     Jan Chovanec , Linguistic Interaction and Participation in Media Discourse

Message 1: Linguistic Interaction and Participation in Media Discourse
Date: 21-Dec-2011
From: Jan Chovanec <chovanecphil.muni.cz>
Subject: Linguistic Interaction and Participation in Media Discourse
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Full Title: Linguistic Interaction and Participation in Media Discourse

Date: 04-Sep-2012 - 08-Sep-2012
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Person: Marta Dynel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.esse2012.org

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

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

Linguistic Interaction and Participation in Media Discourse
Seminar to be held at the ESSE 2012 conference

The 11th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Conference will take place at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, from 4 to 8 September 2012. Further information about the conference is available from the conference website, http://www.esse2012.org.

Boğaziçi University has long been recognized as one of Turkey's best universities. For about 150 years we have sent forth alumni who carry BU's spirit with them as they pursue their lives and careers in many different countries. This conference promises to advance BU's international presence and bring together members of national associations across Europe. Academic scholars as well as students from all over Europe will present and discuss topics in English Studies through more than a hundred seminars, roundtables and poster sessions. We also have a great line-up of keynote speakers including Prof. Linda Hutcheon and Prof. Jonathan Culpeper. As in our previous conferences, you can expect the opportunities to see old friends, meet new ones, and network with a diversity of colleagues from a variety of institutions.

Istanbul, the host city of the 11th ESSE Conference, was an ancient capital and has a history of over 2500 years. A bridge between the East and the West for centuries, Istanbul is located on the Bosporus Strait, where you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture along with excellent shopping opportunities. It is amazing that Istanbul still manifests both ancient and modern aspects. Highlights of Istanbul include Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque whose architecture represents the spiritual backbone of Oriental culture; natural landscapes with seasonal changes, traditional arts, crafts, Turkish cuisine and Istanbul night life. It is my sincere hope that during your time in Istanbul you will enjoy these and other elements that embody the essence of Turkish culture.

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for Seminar S47 Linguistic Interaction and Participation in Media Discourses to be held at the ESSE 2012 conference in Istanbul from 4 to 8 September 2012.

Various media forms and genres offer new modes of communication, necessitating modifications in the participation framework underlying interactions. The classic dyadic (speaker-hearer) model of communication appears to be obsolescent in reference to the diversified communicative genres, whether private or public, facilitated by the media and technology.

We invite papers concerning mainly the following areas: (1) participation framework and participation in traditional media discourses (e.g. televised/film/radio discourse) and other public discourses, whether or not mediatised, and (2) the nature of interaction and conversation in novel discourses related to computer-mediated-communication (e.g. social media such as Facebook and Twitter, instant messaging and chat, blogs, or new forms of online journalism). More specifically, we wish to address such issues as: fictional, scripted and natural conversation; the status of TV viewers; linguistic traces of (un)ratified participants beyond the dyad; and (mis)comprehension of meaning within/beyond the dyad.

The seminar is open to various analytic perspectives, including pragmatics of interaction, conversation and discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and multimodality.


Colleagues wishing to participate in the seminar are invited to submit a 200-word abstract directly to the convenors by 31 January 2012. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 29 February 2012.


Marta Dynel (Łódź University, PL)

Jan Chovanec (Masaryk University, CZ)

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