LINGUIST List 30.239

Tue Jan 15 2019

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 13-Jan-2019
From: Esther Linares <>
Subject: International Conference on Verbal Humor
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Full Title: International Conference on Verbal Humor
Short Title: CIVH

Date: 23-Oct-2019 - 25-Oct-2019
Location: University of Alicante (San Vicente del Raspeig), Spain
Contact Person: Esther Linares-Bernabéu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

The GRIALE research group is pleased to announce the upcoming International Conference on Verbal Humor (CIVH), which will be held in October 23 - 25, 2019 at the University of Alicante (Spain). The GRIALE research group, which promotes the conference, works on verbal humor and irony since 2002 ( ). This conference means the closing of two of our research projects (GENHUMID -FFI2015-64540-C2-1-P (MINECO-FEDER- y GRIALE Observa -PROMETEO 2016/052, Generalitat Valenciana), and the progress of the research project FIGURKID -FFI2016-76047-P (AEI / FEDER, UE). Further, we are convinced that it will be also a great opportunity to bring together several approaches to humor, to share knowledge on the latest research on the linguistics of humor and to create new research bonds among the humor scholars.

We are very honoured to announce the participation of the following keynote speakers:

Salvatore Attardo ( Texas A&M University – Commerce)
Tony Veale (University College Dublin)
Victor Raskin (Purdue University)
Nancy Bell (Washington State University)
Helga Kotthoff (University of Freiburg)
Leonor Ruiz Gurillo (University of Alicante)

Moreover, in the different panels, we will count with the participation of invited speakers such as:

Jef Verschueren (University of Antwerp)
Neal Norrick (Saarland University)
Delia Chiaro (University of Bologna)

Likewise, CIHV is also a great opportunity to bring closer research on humor to the work of humorists, script writers and journalists. In this sense, a roundtable is scheduled with the participation of the following invited speakers:

Darío Adanti (cartoonist and illustrator)
Kap (graphic humorist and caricaturist)
Miguel Sánchez-Romero (producer of humorous audiovisual programs)
Dani Alés (stand-up comedian)

Final Call for Papers:

We welcome original papers, written either Spanish or English. Topics for presentations may include, but are not exclusively limited to, the following ones (please, select one of them):

Humor, gender and identity
Linguistic elements of humor
Humor acquisition
Humor and digital discourses
Humor and genres
Humor and pragmatic inferences
Humor and language teaching/learning
Humor and irony

Abstract must include no longer than 350 words (without references).

Each paper will be presented within a 20-minute period, plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Abstract Submission:

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