Call for Papers

The International Network of Address Research (INAR) is pleased to announce its annual meeting, to be held in Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, on October 9-10, 2015. This will be the third annual meeting of the group, and the first to be held in the United States.

INAR was formed in 2013, following the workshop “Sociolinguistics and Grammar of Terms of Address” at the Freie Universität Berlin. It met again in 2014 in Hildesheim, Germany. The aim of the network is to share research that describes and analyzes address systems in as wide an array of languages as possible, to arrive at an overarching model of address systems. It aims to do so by creating strong ties between linguists who are working on address in typologically diverse languages and from various perspectives. If you would like to read more about INAR, please visit our website: https://inarweb.wordpress.com

We welcome researchers in historical linguistics, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, politeness studies, sociolinguistics, language contact, and translation, among other fields. If you would like to receive regular updates by joining our listserv, please contact Leo Kretzenbacher at heinz@unimelb.edu.au.

Papers in all fields of linguistics and all language families are welcome at our workshop. We are especially interested in papers on the representation and negotiation of address in media, especially in computer mediated communication (social media, blogs, and so on).

Abstracts in English for 20-minute talks followed by 10-minute discussion should be sent to the meeting email below. They should not exceed one page (500 words); a second page may be included for examples and references.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: June 20, 2015.

Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2015

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