LINGUIST List 30.4200

Wed Nov 06 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Pragmatics, Socioling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 03-Nov-2019
From: Marta Dynel <>
Subject: 13th International Conference on (Im)politeness
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Full Title: 13th International Conference on (Im)politeness
Short Title: SymPol 13

Date: 29-Jun-2020 - 01-Jul-2020
Location: Łódź, Poland
Contact Person: Marta Dynel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2020

Meeting Description:

Organised under the aegis of the Linguistic Politeness Research Group, SYMPOL 13, that is the 13th International Conference on (Im)politeness, is held at the University of Łódź (, Poland between June 29 and July 1, 2020. The special theme is (IM)POLITENESS AND NORMS ONLINE.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines interested in practices and notions amenable to (im)politeness considerations.

All details can be found here:

Call for Papers:

We invite papers examining various problems and practices intrinsic to online communication (e.g. cyberbullying, trolling, flaming, shaming, hate speech or, on the other hand, affiliation and solidarity-building among members of online communities of practice). Online communities, especially on social media, often negotiate communicative norms that differ markedly from those holding for other interactional contexts. The various practices and norms merit academic attention within the field of new media research, which addresses verbal and/or multimodal discourse.

Apart from this special theme, the conference addresses all manner of other theoretical and empirical issues examined by (im)politeness scholars across disciplines. We thus welcome papers devoted to (im)politeness, as well as facework, relational work, ethics and morality across disciplines: sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, subfields of pragmatics (intercultural, cognitive, philosophical), (critical) discourse analysis, gender studies, narrative studies, translation studies, stylistics and literary studies.

We invite submissions for paper presentations. All submissions should be in English. Anonymised abstracts of 250-350 words, together with paper titles, should be sent via email as Word attachments at by 1 February 2020.

The following information should be provided in the body of the email:

- academic title
- name
- surname
- affiliation
- email address

Abstracts will be subject to review by an international scientific committee. Acceptance/rejection decisions will be communicated via email by 15 February 2019.

Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation, with 10 minutes for questions.

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