It is our pleasure to announce an International Symposium on Face and Politeness to be held in Brisbane, Australia on 10 July 2009. This one-day symposium, endorsed by the Linguistic Politeness Research Group, focuses on the relationship between face and im/politeness, although any papers relating to theorizing or analysing im/politeness and face more generally are welcome. Researchers and postgraduates working in linguistics, pragmatics, conversation analysis, and communication studies, as well as education, business and organizational studies, sociology, psychology and any other fields with an interest in face and/or politeness are cordially invited to Brisbane, Australia.
The plenary speaker is Professor Şükriye Ruhi (Middle East Technical University, Ankara).
The symposium also features an invited panel on Chinese face and impoliteness co-organised by Yuling Pan (U.S. Census Bureau) and Dániel Z. Kádár
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences).

Sponsored by:

Griffith Asia Institute

Griffith Institute of Educational Research

School of Languages and Linguistics, Griffith University