Department of Linguistics & English Language, Lancaster University

Events: LIAR

Various panels and seminars have been organised at, for example, the regular conferences of IPrA (International Pragmatics Association) and LPRG (Linguistic Politeness Research Group). However, the major venue for the discussion of impoliteness is the series of conferences labelled LIAR (Linguistic Impoliteness and Rudeness). This series was initiated by Derek Bousfield and Jonathan Culpeper.

Linguistic Impoliteness And Rudeness I (LIAR I).
3-4 July 2006. University of Huddersfield, U.K.. 75 delegates from 28 Countries.
Derek Bousfield (lead organiser); Jonathan Culpeper (co-organiser).

Linguistic Impoliteness And Rudeness II (LIAR II).
30 June-2 July 2009. Lancaster University, U.K.. 135 delegates from 33 countries.
Jonathan Culpeper (lead organiser); Derek Bousfield (co-organiser).

Linguistic Impoliteness And Rudeness III (LIAR III). 
29-30 August 2012. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, U.S.A. 116 delegates from 15 countries.
Marina Terkourafi (lead organiser).