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New Approaches to Irish English Corpus Pragmatics

New Approaches to Irish English Corpus Pragmatics
April 26-27, 2019
TU Dortmund
Emil-Figge-Str. 50, rooms 0.406 & 0.409

a workshop co-organized by Prof. John Kirk (University of Vienna) and Prof. Patricia Ronan (TU Dortmund)
and funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Please see here for the official website.


Friday, April 26
12:30 - 13:00 Registration Room 0.409, EMF 50
From 13.00 - 14.30 Pre-conference workshop:
The SPICE Ireland corpus as a research resource for the pragmatics of Irish English
Room 0.406
John Kirk
14:30 Refreshments and further registration Room 0.409
15:00 Specific Features of Irish English Pragmatics I: Discourse Room 0.406
15:00 Pronouns of address in the history of Irish English Ray Hickey
15:30 ‘Sarah McNeilly died there last spring’: The pragmatics of there in Irish English Carolina Amador, Brian Clancy & Elaine Vaughan
16:00 Pseudonyms as carriers of culture-specific threat in nineteenth century Irish threatening notices Marije Van Hattum & Arne Peters
16:30 Refreshments
17:00 Pragmatic markers in the perspective of Global English with special focus on their uses in Irish English (Plenary paper) Karin Aijmer
19:00 Informal Dinner
Saturday, April 27
10:00 Features of Irish English Pragmatics II: Politeness and speech acts Room 0.409, EMF 50
10:00 Minimising thanks in Irish English Anne Barron
10:30 'Madia leva, sure it’s grand! A comparative bilateral study of the transfer of spoken Irish English and Galician Spanish into the written form in social media' Kieran Harrington & Owen Harrington Fernandez
11:00 Multimodality in speech acts Patricia Ronan
11:30 Refreshments
12:00 Automatically Detecting directives with SPICE Ireland Gerold Schneider
12:30 Annotation for directive speech acts in a corpus of Scottish correspondence (1500-1700) Christine Elsweiler
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Specific Features of Irish English Room 0.409, EMF 50
14:00 What studying the meta-illocutionary lexicon reveals about first-order conceptualizations of speech acts: Evidence from ICE-Ireland Klaus–Peter Schneider
14:30 A sociophonetic analysis of stance-taking in L2 Irish English Marion Schulte
15:00 Refreshments
15:30 Multimodality - the way forward for corpus pragmatics? (Plenary paper) Chris Rühlemann
16:30 Plenary discussion:
The way forward in Corpus Pragmatics
Room 0.409, EMF 50
19:00 Conference Dinner



Prof. Patricia Ronan, PhD
Tel.: 0231 755-2904