Programma

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Programma in breve

 Lunedì 7 febbraio   
 13.00-13.45  Registrazione
 13.45-14.00  Apertura dei lavori 
 14.00-15.00  Relazione su invito: Paola Pietrandrea (Università di Lille) 
 15.00-15.30  Pausa caffé
 15.30-17.30  Sessione parallela 1
   Sessione parallela 2
   
 18.00-19.15  Yoga
   
 Martedì 8 febbraio  
 09.00-10.00  Relazione su invito: Ilana Mushin (The University of Queensland) 
 10.00-10.30  Pausa caffè
 10.30-12.30  Sessione parallela 1
   Sessione parallela 2
 12.30-13.30  Pranzo
 13.30-15.30  Sessione parallela 1
   Sessione parallela 2
 15.30-16.00  Pausa caffè
 16.00-17.00  Relazione su invito: Jérôme Jacquin (Università di Losanna)
   
 17.30-19.00  Visita guidata
 20.00  Cena sociale
   
 Mercoledì 9 febbraio   
 09.00-10.00  Relazione su invito: Lorenza Mondada (Università di Basilea)
 10.00-10.30  Pausa caffè
 10.30-12.30  Sessione parallela 1
   Sessione parallela 2
 12.30-13.00  Chiusura dei lavori
 13.00  Pranzo

 

Relatori invitati

Jérôme Jacquin

Université de Lausanne, CH

French evidential markers in talk-in-interaction. Diving into complexity, getting out of perplexity?

Evidential markers and – more generally – the linguistic domain of ‘epistemicity’ have been studied quite extensively in French Linguistics, but mostly from a semantic and/or syntactic perspective and by using either invented or decontextualized examples. Corpus studies remain scarce, they often focus on one or few markers, and most of the time they do not integrate pragmatic factors such as sequentiality (i.e. cotextual features), genericity (i.e. contextual features) and multimodality (i.e. polysemiotic features). The paper stems from an ongoing, 4-year research project whose goal is to study French epistemic and evidential markers as they emerge in a 28h video-recorded corpus documenting public debates, TV debates, and work meetings. After a short introduction to the main theoretical and methodological options adopted by the project to analyze – both quantitatively and qualitatively – a wide range of French epistemic/evidential markers, the paper provides a case study on 328 tokens of verbs and adverbs of appearance (verbs: sembler, paraître, avoir l’air, avoir l’impression et donner l’impression; adverbs: apparemment, évidemment, manifestement, visiblement). Quantitative analysis focuses on the general distribution of the verbs and adverbs by discourse genres, communicative roles, and sequential positioning; Multimodality – notably (shifts of) gaze direction and gestures associated with the markers – is also considered. Qualitatively, the paper examines the most frequent expressions in the corpus (e.g. il me semble (que) [it seems to me (that)]), by scrutinizing variations of meaning and functions related to sequential positioning (e.g. initiative versus reactive position) and types of scope (i.e. in terms of factuality). The paper concludes with some general remarks about the interest of combining qualitative and quantitative methods for the study of epistemic and evidential markers at the interface of semantics and pragmatics.

Lorenza Mondada

Universität Basel, CH

Knowledge, talk and body: from epistemics to sensoriality in social interaction

The talk discusses how different forms of knowledge are observable and made accountable in social interaction. From an ethnomethodological and conversation analytic perspective, it reflects on how participants orient to the relevance of and the differences between propositional knowledge (knowing that), embodied knowledge and sensoriality. By studying interactional contexts in which the participants engage in producing and exchanging information about objects, in manipulating these objects and in sensing them, the paper explores how participants differentiate various sources of knowledge. The analyses show how epistemic access, primacy and authority are publicly displayed and addressed by the participants but also how the limitations of knowlege as information are pointed at by them. They also show how in some contexts - such as interactions around food - participants move from talking about objects to sensing them, treating sensoriality as a distinct form of access to materiality. On the basis of video-recorded activities involving food, such as interactions in gourmet shops and tasting sessions among amateurs and professionals, the study demonstrates how participants locally differentiate relevant sources of knowledge and orient to their distinct features.This paves the way for a reflection that articulates issues of knowledge, embodiment and sensoriality in social interaction.

Ilana Mushin

University of Queensland, AU

Interactional lessons for evidential typology

In this paper, I consider how taking an interactional approach to the study of epistemics enriches the study of evidential typology both methodologically and theoretically. Since the early 20th Century, the typological study of evidential systems has been primarily concerned with regularities in the mapping of evidential meanings – e.g. witnessed or first hand information, reported, inferred or second hand information - onto a paradigmatically arranged set of (usually) bound forms. On the other hand, pragmatic approaches to the status of knowledge have considered the contexts in which evidential expressions are used, and the ways in which particular stances are regularly adopted for particular discourse purposes.  Similarly, conversation analysts and interactional linguists have been concerned with the management of knowledge in interaction, noting that the design of converational turns is highly sensitive to what speakers and recipients actually know, and what they should know, and the deployment of epistemic stances for particular communicative purposes. On the surface these two approaches – the typological and the pragmatic – seem to operate on different foundational assumptions, with one concerned with the cross-linguistic comparison of grammatical systems, and the other concerned with what speakers are doing when they talk. However, I will suggest ways that these might be reconciled in order to develop a more substantive foundation for doing typological research, that includes explanations for the typological regularities we see in evidential systems across languages.

 

Paola Pietrandrea

Université de Lille, FR

Modal and beyond. A model for the annotation of modality in spoken dialogues and its applications

The talk describes a theoretical framework for modeling the epistemic and evidential constructions occurring in Italian spoken dialogues. Having assessed on spoken data the traditional notion of commitment used in the literature on epistemicity, I propose to revisit it within the framework of a dynamic, interactional, communitarian semantics. Having refined the functional definition of the domain, I will single out, through a corpus-driven methodology, the functional and formal properties that characterize epistemic and evidential constructions. On this ground, I will define an annotation scheme for epistemicity. I will apply such a scheme to a large sample of Italian dialogic spoken data. Based on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the annotated corpus, I will sketch out a new grammar of Italian dialogic epistemic and evidential constructions.

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  • Attività sportive e culturali

    Le attività sportive e culturali sono aperte al partecipante al convegno e, eventualmente, a partner e famiglia. È possibile iscrivere 1-2 persone aggiuntive, fino a esaurimento dei posti.

    • Yoga: il respiro come strumento di accesso a stadi meditativi     

    Una pratica di yoga adatta a tutti i livelli verrà proposta dall’insegnante Paola Elia (https://yoga-time.ch/index.php/bio/) per mobilizzare la colonna vertebrale e sintonizzarsi attraverso il respiro ad una consapevolezza profonda di sé: il preludio per avvicinarsi ad uno stato di raccoglimento e meditazione secondo la tecnica Vipassana e acuire le proprie capacità di ascolto e osservazione.

    Indossare indumenti comodi, portare qualcosa per coprirsi durante la meditazione.

    Quando: lunedì 7 febbraio, 18.00-19.15. Dove: Palestra Campus Est Lugano, Settore C, piano -1.

    • Visita guidata al Centro Lugano Arte e Cultura (LAC) e alla Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli, situati sul lungolago

    Il LAC sorge in un luogo particolare che ha diverse storie da rivelare. Accompagnati da una guida, si potrà scoprire e conoscere meglio il Centro culturale attraverso le sue particolarità urbanistiche, architettoniche e storiche. Si viaggerà così da presente a passato, visitando il Chiostro e la Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli, scrigno di un gioiello del primo Rinascimento, cercando di immaginare come poteva presentarsi il paesaggio centinaia di anni fa attraverso un percorso che unisce storia e cultura. A seguito della visita, il gruppo si sposterà al luogo della cena sociale, a una distanza di cinque minuti a piedi.

    ​Quando: martedì 8 febbraio, 18.00-19.15. Dove: ritrovo a Lugano Arte e Cultura (LAC), Piazza Bernardino Luini 6

  • Pasti

    La quota d'iscrizione come partecipante in presenza copre le pause caffè nonché i pranzi previsti l'8 e il 9 febbraio. I pranzi saranno ospitati nella mensa del Campus Ovest dell'USI, nel rispetto delle attuali disposizioni di protezione. Per spostamenti all'interno della mensa l'uso della mascherina è obbligatorio. È inoltre disponibile un servizio Take Away.

    Una cena sociale è prevista per martedì, 8 febbraio (non inclusa nella quota di iscrizione). Salvo nuove restrizioni, la cena sociale avrà luogo al ristorante Canvetto Luganese, che serve piatti tipici della regione. Chi decida di venire a Lugano con partner / famiglia può iscrivere 1-2 persone aggiuntive alla cena, fino a esaurimento dei posti.

    Per partecipare a pause caffè e pasti è richiesto un certificato Covid 2G (v. sezione "Certificato Covid e restrizioni di viaggio").