13th International Conference on (Im)politeness - SymPol 13

Country: Poland

City: Łódź

Abstr. due: 01.02.2020

Dates: 29.06.20 — 01.07.20

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: sympol13in2020@gmail.com

Organizers: Linguistic Politeness Research Group


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.

The special theme of the 2020 conference is (IM)POLITENESS AND NORMS ONLINE. 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 sympol13in2020@gmail.com 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.

Conference Web-Site: https://sympol2020.pl/