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Conf/CfP -12th International Conference on (Im)politeness, 17-19 July 2019, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK


February 15, 2019

Event Date:

July 17, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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(Im)politeness has been a topic of extensive research over the past few decades. Consequently, researchers working in the field have over the years proposed, developed and adopted a wide range of theoretical, analytical and methodological approaches to (im)politeness in human interaction. Due to the popularity of (im)politeness as an academic area, it is of utmost importance to encourage further synergies between researchers who do research on this topic with a view to proposing new agendas, directions and avenues for research.

This endeavour requires researchers to examine, with a fresh eye, how mainstream approaches to (im)politeness can be brought together with less mainstream uptakes.  Organised under the aegis of the Linguistic Politeness Research Group, and around the theme of "WITHIN AND BEYOND MAINSTREAM APPROACHES TO (IM)POLITENESS", the  12th International Conference on (Im)politeness will be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (17 -19 July 2019), to continue the tradition and success of previous Politeness and Impoliteness symposia.

Call for Papers 

The 12th International Conference on (Im)politeness serves to (i) identify and highlight innovative approaches to (im)politeness research; (ii) provide a platform for the presentation of the latest findings in the field; (iii) encourage further collaboration between researchers who examine this fascinating topic from different theoretical and analytical perspectives; and (iv) explore future directions and avenues for research in the field. We therefore warmly welcome proposals for individual lectures and panels that investigate (im)politeness with a view to bridging the gap between dominant and non-mainstream approaches. Papers on the following themes may be considered as particularly relevant to the theme of this event:

  • (Im)politeness and morality

  • (Im)politeness and language aggression

  • (Im)politeness and social media

  • (Im)politeness in the era of globalisation

  • Minority languages and (im)politeness

  • Experimental investigations of face and (im)politeness

  • (Im)politeness and taking of offence

  • Corpus-based approaches to (im)politeness

  • Critical approaches to face and (im)politeness

  • (Im)politeness and intercultural communication

  • (Im)politeness and cyberbullying

  • (Im)politeness and variational pragmatics

  • Cognitive approaches to (im)politeness

  • Experimental approaches to (im)politeness

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to (im)politeness

  • (Im)politeness and language teaching

However, in line with the tradition of previous conferences, papers on any area related to (im)politeness research are warmly welcome.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15th February 2019

Deadline for panel proposal submission: 15th February 2019

Submission Guidelines

Regular papers

Abstracts for regular papers should be approximately 250 words (excluding references) and should be submitted via Easychair not later than by 15 February 2019.

All abstracts will be reviewed by an international scientific committee and the decision will be emailed to the participants by the end of March, 2019. Participants may be the first author of only one presentation.  


Outlines for panels should be approximately 500 words (excluding references) and should be submitted via Easychair  by 15 February 2019. Each panel should have minimum 4 and maximum 8 presentations.

All abstracts for panels will be reviewed by an international scientific committee and the decision will be emailed to the panel organisers by the end of March, 2019. Prospective panel organisers can either invite their own participants or send out a call for papers and decide on the abstracts that they deem suitable for their panel.

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