30 June - 2 July 2009, Lancaster University, LA1 4YT, United Kingdom

Linguistic Impoliteness And Rudeness II (LIAR II)

The 2009 International Conference of The Linguistic Politeness Research Group

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
30 June – 2 July 2009

This three-day conference focuses is on language and communication that might be described as ‘impolite', ‘rude', ‘aggressive', ‘face-attacking', etc., building on the success of the first impoliteness conference (LIAR) at the University of Huddersfield . However, we also welcome any papers that are related to politeness theory, application or practice in any form. Researchers and postgraduates working in fields such as linguistics, sociology, psychology, communication studies, business studies, organizational studies, conflict resolution studies, literature and philosophy are particularly welcomed, though the conference is open to all interested parties.

Opening plenary

Geoffrey Leech, University of Lancaster

Plenary speakers

Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University
Marina Terkourafi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Karen Tracy, University of Colorado

Sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)