Conference on linguistic attenuation

 

International Conference on Linguistic Attenuation: Semantic and Pragmatic Perspectives

Valencia (Spain), 15-18 June 2016

 

Academic programme

The academic programme is available here.

Presentation

The members of the research project Es.Var.Atenuación, the Val.Es.Co research group, the Department of Spanish Philology in the University of Valencia and the Interuniversity Institute of Applied Modern Languages ​of ​Valencia (IULMA) are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Conference on Linguistic Attenuation: Semantic and Pragmatic Perspectives that will take place in Valencia (Spain) from June 15 to June 18, 2016.

This conference aims to create a discussion forum for linguists around the world dedicated to the study of attenuation from pragmatic and semantic perspectives. It is open to all contributions dealing with any of the multiple linguistic phenomena related to linguistic attenuation. Studies on the following topics are especially welcome:

    • vague language,
    • approximation mechanisms,
    • phonetic and prosodic mechanisms for the expression of attenuation,
    • diatopic, diastratic and diaphasic variation in the use of attenuation strategies,
    • methodological issues and possible solutions in research on attenuation,
    • linguistic phenomena in the mitigation-evidentiality interface.

Important Dates

Submission of presentation proposals: NEW deadline 10 Februrary 2016
Confirmation of acceptance by 29 February 2016

Languages of the conference

The official language of the conference is Spanish, but proposals in English, Portuguese and Italian will be accepted too.

Organising Committee

Chairs
Marta Albelda Marco
Antonio Briz Gómez

Coordination of the Italian and Portuguese section
Wiltrud Mihatsch

Secretaries
Dorota Kotwica
Cristina Villalba Ibáñez

Organisation Team
Pau Bertomeu Pi
Dayane Mónica Cordeiro
Elizabeth Flores Salgado
Amparo García Ramón
Armando González Salinas
Elena López-Navarro Vidal
Jorge Martí Contreras
Diana Martínez Hernández
Gerrard Mugford Fowler
Elena Pascual Aliaga
Shima Salameh Jiménez
Amparo Soler Bonafont
Gloria Uclés Ramada

Scientific Committee

Milagros Aleza Izquierdo (Universitat de València, Spain)
María Jesús Barros García (Saint Xavier University, USA)
Adrián Cabedo Nebot (Universitat de València, Spain)
Ana Llopis Cardona (Universidad Católica de Valencia, Spain)
Ana María Cestero Mancera (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain)
Josefa Contreras Fernández (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Luiz Antonio da Silva (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)
Silvina Douglas de Sirgo (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina)
Isabel Margarida Duarte (Universidade do Porto, Portugual)
María Estellés Arguedas (Universitat de València, Spain)
Carolina Figueras Bates (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
Elizabeth Flores Salgado (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico)
María Marta García Negroni (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina)
Montserrat González Condom (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Virginia González García (Universitat de València, Spain)
Ramón González Ruiz (Universidad de Navarra, Spain)
Armando González Salinas (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico)
Nieves Hernández Flores (Københavns Universitet, Denmark)
Antonio Hidalgo Navarro (Universitat de València, Spain)
Jorge Martí Contreras (Universitat Jaume I, Universitat de València, Spain)
Gerrard Mugford Fowler (Universidad de Guadalajara, México)
Annette Maria Myre Jørgensen (Universitetet i Bergen, Norway)
Salvador Pons Bordería (Universitat de València, Spain)
Yolanda Rodríguez Cadena (Universidad del Atlántico, Colombia)
Marta Samper Hernández (Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Julia Sanmartín Sáez (Universitat de València, Spain)