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|About the Symposium|
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There have been an impressive number of research on politeness in language from various perspectives and disciplines. Theoretical approaches have been proposed, in the light of data from both western and non-western languages. These, as well as specific questions related to the relationship between politeness and such issues as gender, genre, indirectness, or even impoliteness, are worth investigating more thoroughly. The purpose of the symposium is to arrive at a new theoretical understanding of politeness in the light of recent research on different aspects of this linguistic phenomenon. This symposium, with its focus on an issue of great significance to culture, is a necessary step in the advancement of linguistic and socio-cultural research in the age of globalization.
The symposium will bring together researchers (not only linguists) who are interested in contemporary problems related to language, communication, and culture, to seek a better insight into the various issues related to politeness in language. It aims at promoting awareness of these issues and at facilitating original research from various perspectives and disciplines.
The symposium centers around the theme of linguistic politeness, which is an important concept in the study of language use. Three specific questions are focused in this symposium: (1) How can we account for politeness in language?, (2) In what ways does politeness relate to language and culture?,and (3) How is politeness realized in different languages, especially in non-western ones? Focusing on the issue of politeness, which is an essential element in human communication, the symposium is a befitting event in the celebration of the auspicious occasion of King Bhumibol's 72nd birthday in December, 1999.[Back]
After the First and Second Calls for Papers, we received an impressive number of paper proposals from various countries. These proposals had been screened by the Program Committee on the basis of originality, quality, and relevance to the theme of the symposium.
urge that contributors and potential participants register within 30 September
1999. This will help us better organize the symposium.
Potential participants are requested to contact the symposium secretariat at the following address. Please visit the Symposium home page for more information and registration form: http://pioneer.chula.ac.th/~hkrisada/Politeness/index.html.
Plans are being made to publish a post-symposium volume of selected papers. The deadline for paper submission is 15 February 2000, about two months after the symposium is over. Participants who wish to distribute full papers at the symposium are requested to submit type-written manuscripts (using Times 12 and printed on A-4 paper) to the symposium secretariat by 31 October 1999 so that we will have enough time to make photo-copying.[Back]
If full papers are sent by 31 October 1999, photo-copies will be produced for all participants free of charge.
farewell dinner will be held on 8 December 1999 at Chulanaruemit House,
at 18.00-21.00 hrs. Arrangement has been made to feature Thai classical
music and dance at one of these special occasions.
This amount includes registration fee, a book of abstracts, symposium materials, papers, reception, lunches, coffees/teas, and farewell dinner.
Means of Payment
Please transfer the money to our account at the Thai Farmers Bank, Siam Square. Our account number 026-2-52541-4 (Linguistic Politeness). Alternatively, you can send a check or bank draft payable to "Linguistic Politeness".
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