Wednesday, August 06, 2008
CFP: "Polyphony and Intertextuality in Dialogue," International Conference on Dialogue Analysis, Pompeu Fabra University, September 15-18, 2009.
As Mikhail Bakhtin has extensively argued in his works, language is essentially dialogic and polyphonic. The exchange between at least two speakers is the normal manifestation of speech, but each discourse is crisscrossed by several other historical, social and individual discourses. About forty years later, Oswald Ducrot demonstrated that polyphony is inscribed in the very meaning of words. Other voices and other texts can be heard in each discourse implicitly or explicitly. These voices and these texts can play a significant role in the argumentative orientation of the interaction. Other voices and other texts can be heard in each discourse implicitly or explicitly. These voices and these texts can play a significant role in the argumentative orientation of the interaction. Scholars from several disciplines are invited to explore the various ways in which polyphonic and intertextual phenomena are acting in dialogue: code switching, register variations, indirect speech, quotation, allusion, irony, to name but a few. Such explorations will enable a better understanding of the meaning constructed in dialogues at multifarious levels and diverse situations. It will help develop a more precise description of numerous discourse genres, but it will also benefit the comprehension of complex forms of dialogue in the framework of the ongoing world globalization and in increasingly multicultural societies. Plenary Speakers: Jacqueline Authier-Revuz, Université Paris 3 François Cooren, University of Montreal Ute Heidmann, Université de Lausanne Robert Sanders, University of Albany Enric Vallduví, Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona Further information may be found here: http://www.upf.edu/dtf/activita/IADA2009/index.html.