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October 31, 2008

call for papers: LIAR II

Here's a call for papers for the second 'Linguistic Impoliteness and Rudeness' conference at Lancaster next year:

30 June - 2 July 2009
Linguistic Impoliteness And Rudeness II (LIAR II):
Conflict and Confrontation in Communication
The 2009 International Conference of
The Linguistic Politeness Research Group

Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Opening plenary:
Geoffrey Leech (University of Lancaster)

Plenary speakers:
Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam University)
Marina Terkourafi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Karen Tracy (University of Colorado)

This three-day conference focuses is on language and communication that might be described as 'impolite', 'rude', 'aggressive', 'face-attacking', etc., building on the success of the first impoliteness conference (LIAR) at the University of Huddersfield. However, we also welcome any papers that are related to politeness theory, application or practice in any form. Researchers and postgraduates working in fields such as linguistics, sociology, psychology, communication studies, business studies, organizational studies, conflict resolution studies, literature and philosophy are particularly welcomed, though the conference is open to all interested parties.

Please contact the organizers regarding any proposals for panels.

Papers and Posters abstracts deadline: 31 January 2009.

Organizers: Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University) and Derek Bousfield (University of Central Lancashire)
Email: impoliteness2009@lancaster.ac.uk