Zakład Pragmatyki Językowej

7th Lodz Symposium
New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics (NDLP2015)
 
University of Łódź, Poland
Department of Pragmatics
Łódź, 12-14 April 2015
 
 
 
 
The conference is organized by the Department of Pragmatics of the University of Łódź, Poland (http://anglistyka.uni.lodz.pl/ZPJ?department)
 
Organizing Committee:
 
Piotr Cap (Conference Chair)
Marta Dynel (Panel 1 Convener)
Monika Kopytowska (Panel 2 Convener)
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
 
This 7th edition of the NDLP conference series aims to respond to a surge of new research in pragmatics, with a view to bringing together the novel, empirically, experimentally and clinically based models, and classical topics/frameworks such as Gricean pragmatics, Speech Act Theory and presupposition. We encourage papers (re-)examining the semantics-pragmatics boundary, which has been sometimes blurred by the confrontation of the new and the traditional frameworks. Proposals are welcome at the intersection of the philosophy of language and pragmatics dealing with theoretical, methodological and definitional issues, as well as issues of interdisciplinarity in pragmatic investigation.
 
While we specially encourage presentations of theoretical approaches which have a basis in empirical studies, or allow for experimentally testable predictions, the conference continues to be open to all kinds of pragmatics oriented research recognizing pragmatics as a functional (i.e. cognitive, social and cultural) perspective on language and communication. This applies to functional studies involving multiple and heterogeneous territories: everyday discourse, (online) media, education, political and professional settings, problems of linguistic construction and maintenance of identity, communicative genres, issues of multilingualism and linguistic pluralism, pragmatic aspects of translation, pragmatic awareness in foreign language teaching, and more.
 
We invite submissions for regular paper presentations as well as panel contributions. All submissions should be made in English.
 
SUBMISSIONS – REGULAR PAPERS
 
Regular paper presentations will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts of max. 350 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to strus_pl@yahoo.com (Piotr Cap, Conference Chair) by 1 November 2014. Please include name, affiliation, email address and paper title in the body of the email. Abstracts will be accepted subject to review by an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 15 November 2014.
 
SUBMISSIONS – PANEL CONTRIBUTIONS
 
PANEL 1, “Revisiting Grice’s Philosophy of Language” (convener Marta Dynel; discussant Michael Haugh). Potential topics include: new perspectives on the Cooperative Principle and maxims, implicature, speaker meaning, intention; as well as various communicative phenomena inspired by the Gricean thought, such as irony, metaphor and other stylistic figures, deception, non-verbal communication, (im)politeness, etc. Panel contributions will be allocated 20 minutes each, followed by a general discussion at the end of the panel. Abstracts of max. 350 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to marta.dynel@yahoo.com (Marta Dynel), cc. strus_pl@yahoo.com (Piotr Cap) by 1 November 2014. Please include name, affiliation, email address, contribution title and panel title in the body of the email. Abstracts will be accepted subject to review by panel organizers and an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 15 November 2014.
 
PANEL 2, “Pragmatics and Society: Discourses about the 'Other'” (conveners Andreas Musolff & Monika Kopytowska). The panel will explore the potential of language to unite and divide, to connect and exclude, to manage public opinion, dominant ideologies and consensual everyday practices. Potential topics include: ideology and power relations in discourse, hate speech, discursive manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Islamism, facist ideologies and right-wing discourses, outward hatred and the “politics of denial”, collective symbols and individual identities, language and conflict, dehumanizing metaphors, rhetorical and argumentative strategies of persuasion, rationalization and legitimization. Panel contributions will be allocated 20 minutes each, followed by a general discussion at the end of the panel. Abstracts of max. 350 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to monika.kopytowska@gmail.com (Monika Kopytowska), cc. strus_pl@yahoo.com (Piotr Cap) by 1 November 2014. Please include name, affiliation, email address, contribution title and panel title in the body of the email. Abstracts will be accepted subject to review by panel organizers and an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 15 November 2014.
 
NOTE: Conference organizers reserve the right to suggest assignment of a panel contribution to regular paper presentations.
 
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 
The following distinguished scholars have accepted to address the conference as keynote speakers:
 
Mira ARIEL (Tel Aviv University, Israel) ABSTRACT
Rukmini BHAYA NAIR (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India) ABSTRACT
Anita FETZER (University of Augsburg, Germany) ABSTRACT
Michael HAUGH (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) ABSTRACT
Daniel Z. KADAR (University of Huddersfield, UK) ABSTRACT
Andreas MUSOLFF (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK) ABSTRACT
Jef VERSCHUEREN (University of Antwerp, Belgium) ABSTRACT
Deirdre WILSON (University College London, UK) ABSTRACT
 
 
 
REGISTRATION
 
Registration fees cover all conference materials, lunches (on the 12th, 13th, 14th) and coffee breaks, and access to internet facilities:

Standard registration fee – 160 EUR (640 PLN), payable by 1 February 2015
Early-bird registration fee – 130 EUR (520 PLN), payable by 15 December 2014
 
Participants are invited to attend a buffet conference dinner, which will be held on 13 April 2015. The price is 30 EUR (120 PLN). The payment should be transferred together with the registration fee.
 
Fees should be transferred to the account below with the reference “NDLP2015 Piotr Cap”. Fees can be paid in any major currency - USD, GBP etc. and of course Polish Zloty (PLN). Please instruct your bank to apply exchange rates as on the transfer date. Please make sure the amount transferred is clear of bank charges.
 
Uniwersytet Łódzki
Bank PKO S.A., II O/Łódź
ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-959 Łódź, Poland
Acc. no. (IBAN):
PL 96 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1767
BIC/SWIFT:PKOPPLPW
 
 
VENUE
 
The conference venue will be Centrum Szkoleniowo Konferencyjne Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego (Conference Center of the University of Łódź; address: Kopcińskiego 16/18, 90-232 Łódź). The venue offers all  necessary presentation facilities, including laptops and projectors, and internet access.
 
 
ACCOMMODATION
 
Organizers have pre-reserved 70 rooms for participants in the hotel section of the Conference Center (the conference venue). Services and amenities include free breakfast, private bathroom, satellite TV, radio, telephone, refrigerator and free internet access. The Conference Center houses its own restaurant and bar and is located about 2 kilometers from the downtown of Łódź, which is famous for its variety of restaurants, bars and vibrant nightlife.
 
The rooms are priced as follows:
 
single room
from 120 PLN to 140 PLN (c. 30-35 EUR)
double room
from 180 PLN to 210 PLN (c. 45-50 EUR, per room)
double room for 1 person
from 140 PLN to 155 PLN (c. 35-40 EUR)

The pre-reservation expires on 1 February 2015 so early bookings by participants are strongly recommended. To book your room, please send an e-mail to
cskul@uni.lodz.pl , writing “NDLP2015 Piotr Cap” in the subject line. Alternatively, bookings can be made by phone (+48 42 6355490+48 42 6355490) or fax (+48 42 6355460). The pre-reservation holds for 11-15 April 2015, in which period any number of nights can be booked. Payment can be made upon arrival, by cash or credit card.
 
Organizers regret that they cannot arrange accommodation outside the Center on your behalf.
 
 
PROGRAM AND BOOK OF ABSTRACTS
 
An electronic version of the program will be e-mailed to registered participants by 15 March 2015. An e-book of abstracts will be uploaded to the conference website by 1 April 2015. Hard copies of both the program and book of abstracts will be included in your conference pack.
 
 
PUBLICATION
 
A peer-reviewed selection of conference papers will be published in a monographic collection produced by a reputable international publisher. Some papers may also be published in the following international journals: International Review of Pragmatics (http://www.brill.nl/irp) and Lodz Papers in Pragmatics (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/lpp), in printed and electronic formats.
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
1 November 2014, abstracts due;
15 November 2014, notification of acceptance;
15 December 2014, early-bird registration fee due;
1 February 2015, standard registration fee due;
1 February 2015, pre-reservation of accommodation expires;
15 March 2015, conference program
 
 
TRAVEL
 
Łódź Airport operates only a small number of flights. Please see http://www.airport.lodz.pl/en for schedules. Most visitors arrive at Warsaw Chopin Airport (http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/passenger?cl=en&set_language=en) and take a train from Warsaw Central Railway Station to Łódź Widzew Station (journey time: 1.5 hours; frequency: every hour). There is an efficient train connection between Warsaw Chopin Airport and Warsaw Central Railway Station (journey time: 15 min.; frequency: every 20 min.). Train times can be looked up at http://rozklad-pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en
 
 
TOURISM
 
Łódź is internationally known for its nightlife and offers a range of sightseeing opportunities. Most sites can be found walking along Piotrkowska Street (http://www.lodz-online.eu/13,What_to_See_Walking_along_Piotr.htm), which is also home to a host of restaurants, bars and clubs. The new Manufaktura Culture-Trade-Entertainment Centre (http://www.lodz-online.eu/5,Manufaktura_Culture-Trade-Enter.htm) boasts a large number of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. General tourist information is available at http://www.lodz-online.eu/
 
CONTACT
 
Queries should be directed to:
 
Prof. Dr. Piotr Cap (Conference Chair)
Department of Pragmatics
University of Łódź
ul. Pomorska 171/173
90-236 Łódź, Poland
tel/fax +48 42 6655220