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Forskningsenheden Interkulturel semantik og pragmatik præsenterer: "The Making of Us: Social Categories in Intercultural Pragmatics"

22. maj kl. 9-15.15.

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Onsdag 22. maj 2024,  kl. 09:00 - 15:15




School of Communication and Culture


The Making of Us

Social Categories in Intercultural Pragmatics

  • A mini-conference on pragmatics (and semantics)
  • Location: Nobelsalen 1485-123, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Date: 22 May 2024
  • Local committee: Carsten Levisen, Noah Rørbæk, Lauren Sadow, Astrid Mus Rasmussen, Susana S. Fernández
  • If you would like to participate, please write to: Carsten Levisen calev@ruc.dk, Noah Rørbæk noro@cc.au.dk

This conference focuses on the question Who can we be? and seeks to elaborate on the multitude of social categories that different linguacultures operate with and the assignments and assertions of these categories in intercultural contexts. Social categories are the “words for people” that we use every day to define, classify, and identify ourselves and others. They are not just about the naming of different groups and kinds of people, but the construal and making of people. And they shape profoundly how we think about both ourselves, and our connections to other people.

22 May

9.00-9.15           Welcome

9.15-10.00         Social Categories in Intercultural Pragmatics, Carsten Levisen (Roskilde)

Short Coffee Break

10.15-11.00      Categories of Ethnicity in Contemporary Australia, Zhengdao Ye (ANU)

11.00-11.30      Ildsjæl ‘fire soul’: A social category in Danish Civil Society, Noah Rørbæk (AU)

11.30-12.00      How close are we? Friendship-like concepts in Czech, Marie Pavlásková (Prague)

Lunch break

13.00-13.45     Social Categories in an Arabic-speaking Village (Jish), Sandy Habib (Tel-Hai)

13.45-14.15      Concepts of Bureaucrats and their Opposites: The Social Category Words Beamter and Hackler in Austrian German, Thomas Schwaiger (Graz)

Short Coffee Break

14.30-15.15      Socializing groups in Lockdown Spanish, Monica Aznarez Mauleon (Navarra)