Greek Language and Spoken Communication [Call for papers]

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies (M. Triandaphyllidis Foundation), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are organising a two-day Symposium on ‘Greek language and spoken communication’, which will take place in Thessaloniki on 18-19 September 2014.

The Symposium will look into pragmatic and sociolinguistic aspects of Modern Greek, with particular emphasis on its use in naturally occurring spoken interaction in everyday or institutional contexts.

Call for papers

Contributions are invited for papers on the pragmatics and sociolinguistics of Modern Greek, provided that they are empirically grounded on recordings of naturally occurring talk. Papers adopting a Conversation Analysis perspective will be given priority, in line with the aims of the symposium, but other perspectives are also welcome.

Interested authors are requested to submit a 300-400 word abstract (inclusive of references), with information about the purpose of the paper, the methodology employed and the main findings. As regards format, authors should use Times New Roman 12pt font, single spacing and 3cm margins all around.

A signed and an anonymous version of an abstract should be submitted. The signed abstract should contain the paper’s title, as well as the author’s name(s), affiliation and email address (all centred). In the anonymous abstract, the title should be centred, and references to the author should be made as “author (year)”, i.e., without naming.


The participation fee is set at  €40 (€20 for students), to be paid at registration.

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