International Conference on Language and Emotion

from November, 23rd 2016 to November, 25th 2016

Conference Topics

We welcome any proposals covering topics on the relationship between language and emotion, such as the following:


• The relationship and/or differences between evaluation/stance and emotion in language. Are they the same?
• Emotion as contemplated in the Attitude subsystem within Appraisal Theory (Martin & White, 2005): Does this model provide an all-embracing functional approach to emotion?
• The expression and/or conceptualization of emotion at the different levels of linguistic description.
• The conceptualization and expression of emotion in discourse, and especially, in corporate and institutional discourse, within working environments such as those related to health or education.
• The relationship between the linguistic and the paralinguistic, gestural or bodily expression of emotion.
• The effect of the expression of emotion upon interpersonal relationships, especially those at the workplace.
• The grammaticalization and the conventionalization of emotion in language.
• Discourse functions of the expression of emotion: intensification, evidentiality, etc.
• Emotions as the trigger for the creation of discourse: How emotions shape language and how language is shaped by emotions.
• Multilingualism and emotion: Do we feel the same when expressing emotions in different languages?
• Humor, irony and emotion in language.
• (Im)politeness and the expression of emotion.
• Cyberemotion: Emotion as expressed on the web (work-oriented social networks such as Linked-in, Academia, e-mails, forums, blogs, etc.).
• The affective component in the teaching/learning of a foreign language.
• Interdisciplinary studies on emotion: Combination of linguistic, and psychological, sociological, philosophical, etc. approaches to the phenomenon.
• The relationship between the expression of emotion and emotional intelligence.


• The relationship between emotion and persuasion.
• Persuasion in online communication (e-mail, social and professional networks such as Linked-in, Academia, etc.).
• Persuasion in social technology.
• Gender differences in the expression of persuasive communication.
• The expression of persuasion in different contexts (social media, institutions, the workplace, etc.).
• Interdisciplinary studies on persuasion: Combination of linguistic, and psychological, sociological, philosophical, etc. approaches to the phenomenon.
• Theoretical groundings of persuasion.
• Methods and tools for evaluating persuasion.
• Persuasion through language.
• Rhetorical approaches to persuasion.
• Persuasion across languages.
• Persuasion: Linguistic markers, discursive processes and cognitive operations.
• The expression of persuasion in non-verbal communication.
• Persuasion and multimodality.
• Humor, irony and persuasion in language.
• (Im)politeness and the expression of persuasion.
• Persuasion in communication studies.