Symposium Questions answers in Greek Talk in interaction

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Type Symposium
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2016/10/13 - 2016/10/14
Link content&view=article&id=1035:symposium-questions&catid=82&Itemid=263&lang=en
Address Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Geolocation 40° 38' 24", 22° 56' 40"
Abstract due 2016/05/31
Submission deadline 2016/05/31
Final version due
Notification date 2016/06/15
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2nd Symposium on the Greek Language in Spoken Communication:


The Institute of Modern Greek Studies (Manolis Triandaphyllidis Foundation) of the A.U.Th. is pleased to announce its 2nd Symposium on the Greek Language in Spoken Communication, to be held in Thessaloniki on 13-14 October 2016. The Symposium is organized as part of the Institute’s activities on spoken Greek and in the context of the research project Greek Talk-in-interaction and Conversation Analysis. The topic of this year’s Symposium is Questions-answers in Greek Talk-in-interaction.

The aim of the Symposium is to examine systematically aspects of this nuclear sequence in Greek talk-in-interaction both in everyday conversations and in more institutional settings. Moreover, this year’s Symposium will host a session on questions-answers in other languages, so that discussion of the Greek data can be set in the cross-linguistic perspective of talk-in-interaction. The keynote speaker of the Symposium will be Professor Marja-Leena Sorjonen (University of Helsinki), Director of the Finnish Center of Excellence in Intersubjectivity and Interaction.

The following topics (not exclusive) will be of interest:

-form/structure of questions/answers

-functions associated with particular forms/structures

-formal features (morpho-syntactic, prosodic, etc.) of questions and their impact on answers

-preference organization in the question-answer sequence

-the design of questions/answers and the acts accomplished

-distribution of epistemic rights and kinds of acts

-stances (perspective, subjectivity, etc.) indexed by particular forms of questions/answers

-the multimodality of the question-answer sequence (gestures, nods, gaze, etc.)

-the impact of the broader context (e.g., everyday conversation, research interview, etc. vs. TV-discussion or -interview) on the design of the question-answer sequence

-interpersonal issues (politeness, impoliteness, face threats, etc.)

All theoretical approaches to the study of talk-in-interaction are welcome; however, due to the specific frame of the Symposium, priority will be given to papers adopting a Conversation Analysis perspective. In any case, the basic requirement for paper acceptance is that the analysis and findings be grounded on empirical data drawn from tape-/video-recordings of naturally occurring talk.