Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Persuasive Language 2020
Тези до: 23.12.2019
Дати: 26.06.20 — 28.06.20
Е-мейл Оргкомітету: firstname.lastname@example.org
Організатори: Daria Dayter (University of Basel) and Sofia Rüdiger (University of Bayreuth); supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation
The conference "Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Persuasive Language" will take place at the English Seminar on June 26-28, 2020. The conference is organised by Daria Dayter (University of Basel) and Sofia Rüdiger (University of Bayreuth) and is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
How can we get someone to behave in a way that they initially did not intend? And how can we change what our interlocutor thinks about a certain issue? We use language to ‘convince’, ‘persuade’, ‘cajole’, or ‘coax’ our counterpart into a certain behavior or state of mind. These are activities we engage in constantly, usually even without conscious thought. It is words that have the power to mold and influence opinions, attitudes, and behavior. This persuasive power of language is at the center of this symposium.